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HADRON² Ultimate 500 Disc Brake

Top level aero performance on any course, in any conditions, the HADRON² Ultimate 500 aero wheels are at home on twisty mountain passes, as well as for time trial and triathlon courses. Their shallow rim profiles are designed to maximise handling and aero stability in high wind conditions by minimising the sensitivity to gusty crosswinds. The 20mm inner rim width is optimum for minimum rolling resistance with 25mm and 28mm tyres and remains compatible with even wider tyres. Available only in disc brake version. Full carbon clincher, tubeless ready construction. UCI approved. Including lifetime warranty for material and workmanship defects and a Fair-Share-Policy for any other riding damage.

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HADRON² Ultimate 500 Disc Brake
EUR 779.00
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Specs

Weight / Rim Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Set Aero Profile Height Max. Rim Width Brake Track Width
HADRON² Ultimate 500 Disc Brake
674g 804g 1478g 50mm 27mm N/A
HADRON² Ultimate 625 Disc Brake
776g 906g 1682g 62.5mm 30mm N/A
HADRON² Ultimate 800 Disc Brake
811g 939g 1750g 80mm 32mm N/A
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Disc Brake
N/A 1100g N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

The new unmatched benchmark for aero wheel performance. Minimum Aero Drag with Maximum Aero Stability in the wind. 20mm inner rim width, tubeless ready carbon clincher wheels for best possible rolling resistance and to accomodate also wider tyres. Engineered with the continuous learning since Day-1 at Swiss Side, combining our latest aerodynamic research methods from our Formula 1 background and derived technolgies. Compared to the HADRON Ultimate, this latest HADRON2 Ultimate rim shape reduces steering moment by a further 26% for increased stabilty in the windy and gusty conditions, whilst reducing the aero drag by a 10 - 20% depending on the rim depth, also thanks to the new Aerolite II spoke developed in collaboration with DT Swiss. Built with the latest top level 180 DICUT hub, SINC ceramic bearings and the highest quality production through our partnership with DT Swiss, there is zero compromise on performance and quality so you can set new personal best times on your favorite courses. Available in disc brake only.

 

 

Compatibility

Shimano, SRAM 10&11 speed freehub as standard. 10,11,12 speed Campagnolo, and 12-speed XDR Driver freehub kits available separately.

Hub

DT Swiss 180 DICUT.
Disc Brake Interface: Disc Center Lock; Axle System as delivered: 12 x 100mm thru axle front; 12 x 142mm thru axle rear; Disc brake wheel hubs are also supplied with interchangeable end caps for 5mm x 100mm disc brake QR front axle, and 5mm x 135mm disc brake QR rear axle.

For DISC Rear Wheel: DT Swiss 180 DICUT, 36T Ratchet EXP. Disc Brake Interface: Disc Center Lock; 12/148mm Axle System.

Spokes

DT Swiss Aerolite II spokes and Aero Comp II Straightpull spokes with DT Swiss pro lock hidden aluminium nipples.
Front Disc Brake (2-cross pattern): 24 spokes.
Rear Disc Brake (2-cross pattern): 24 spokes.

Bearings

  • SINC ceramic bearings
  • Made of extremely tough and wear- and corrosion-resistant ceramic material
  • Reduces rolling resistance to absolute minimum
  • Guarantees greater durability than conventional ball bearings

Additional Info

Shipping

  • Shipping costs are in addition to the pricing shown. Cost effective shipping is calculated based on your region at the checkout.
  • All products ship from our EU warehouse located in Poland and/or Germany.
  • For EU customers, all pricing shown includes local VAT. Courier delivery time is typically 3-5 days.
  • For international customers, including Switzerland and non-EU countries, all pricing shown is without VAT. Import duties and taxes (VAT) may be charged separately by your country’s authorities upon receiving your shipment. International delivery times vary depending on the shipping option chosen. Courier deliver is typically 3-15 days worldwide.
  • The Swiss Side HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel for Rim Brake is not for sale or use in the USA and/or Canada. Any orders will be cancelled.

Package Includes

Tubeless ready rim tape (pre-installed), Valve extension, Tubeless valve, QR skewers.

For DISC Rear Wheel: Tubeless valve, valve spacer, pump adapter, spare valve cover, wheel bag.

Disc brake wheels DO NOT come with the “lock nut” / disc brake rotor lock ring– this is specific to the bike.

Tyre Size

All tyres from 25mm to 64mm can be used on this rim. We recommend using a 25mm tyre on the front. If  additional comfort is desired, a 28mm tyre can be used  on the rear. We do not recommend tyres greater than 30mm width for maximimising aerodynamic performance.

Rider Weight / Safety Notice

The maximum total system weight (bike + rider) for the HADRON² Ultimate disc brake wheelset is 110kg. Tyre pressures of 120psi should not be exceeded.

Wheel Spec Comparison

Profile Depth
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HADRON² Ultimate 500
6
HADRON² Ultimate 625
8
HADRON² Ultimate 800
9
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Disc Brake
10

Aero Drag
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HADRON² Ultimate 500
8
HADRON² Ultimate 625
9
HADRON² Ultimate 800
10
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Disc Brake
10

Aero Wind Stability
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HADRON² Ultimate 500
10
HADRON² Ultimate 625
9
HADRON² Ultimate 800
7
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Disc Brake
6

Weight
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HADRON² Ultimate 500
8
HADRON² Ultimate 625
7
HADRON² Ultimate 800
6
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Disc Brake
5

Stiffness
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HADRON² Ultimate 500
8
HADRON² Ultimate 625
8
HADRON² Ultimate 800
8
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Disc Brake
8

PERFORMANCE DELTAS FOR WHEEL COMBINATIONS

Wind Tunnel Data measured on 2018 model Canyon Speedmax CF SLX at 45km/h

Wheel Setup Front / Rear Drag (W) DIFFERENCE (W) STEERING MOMENT (Nm) DIFFERENCE (%)
800/DISC 56.10 -1.80 1.29 0%
800/800 57.90 0.00 1.29 0%
625/800 59.00 1.10 0.97 -25%
625/625 59.20 1.30 0.97 -25%
500/800 60.70 2.80 0.71 -45%
500/625 61.10 3.20 0.71 -45%
500/500 61.70 3.80 0.71 -45%

*Performance difference relative to the 'aero setup' - 800 / 800

Aero Performance Chart
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Wind Stability Chart
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Time Benefits

Speed Power Drag Reduction 40km 90km 180km
HADRON² Ultimate 500
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
14.2W
6.7W
0m 48s
1m 00s
1m 49s
2m 26s
3m 38s
4m 31s
HADRON² Ultimate 625
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
16.7W
7.9W
0m 57s
1m 11s
2m 08s
2m 40s
4m 17s
5m 20s
HADRON² Ultimate 800
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
18W
8.5W
1m 02s
1m 17s
2m 19s
2m 53s
4m 37s
5m 45s
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel / FW 800
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
19.8W
9.3W
1m 08s
1m 24s
2m 33s
3m 10s
5m 06s
6m 20s

*Drag reduction given relative to standard road wheel set.

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Wheel Mapping

Tyre of Riding Time Trial Road Racing Training Alps
HADRON² Ultimate 500
HADRON² Ultimate 625
HADRON² Ultimate 800
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Disc Brake

Product Reviews

HADRON² Ultimate 500 Disc Brake - RoadBIKE Review (Sept. 2021)

Several RoadBIKE editors tested the Hadron² Ultimate 500 wheels for more than 5000 kilometers.

Verdict:

- Fast, light and predictable
- Great acceleration
- Perfect power transmission
- Nice handling
- Easy to mount tubeless
- Smooth ceramic bearings

Read the entire review in German at RoadBIKE (September issue).

September 09, 2021

HADRON² Ultimate 500 disc brake - RoadBIKE Review (Aug. 2020)

The editors of RoadBIKE magazine tested the HADRON² Ultimate 500 for disc brake and wrote an extensive review about the new wheel set. Read entire HADRON² Ultimate 500 review (in German).

Verdict:

  • High quality construction
  • Light weight wheel set with quick uphill acceleration
  • Quick response
  • At a faster speed great sailing effect
  • Stable in high crosswinds
  • Smooth and predictable

Long-term test review will follow. Stay tuned.

August 25, 2020