Swiss Side Launches New HADRON² Classic 500 Disc Brake

posted by Fabienne Dirksen
March 26, 2021

Swiss Side’s top selling Ultimate wheelset now available in the Classic version: The new HADRON2 Classic 500 disc brake

Last summer, Zurich-based wheel brand Swiss Side launched the all-new HADRON2 Ultimate disc brake aero wheels. These carbon wheels were met with huge success thanks to further reduced aero drag and increased sailing effect, with no compromise on handling and stability in the wind. The same qualities are now available in the HADRON2 Classic 500 model.

Using identical aero rims to the disc brake HADRON² Ultimate, the HADRON² Classic version features the more cost efficient DT Swiss 370 hubs and heavier gauge aero spokes. The result is a wheel with all the aero benefits of the Ultimate range, yet with an even stiffer construction and at a significantly lower price.

“Our target at Swiss Side has always been top performance at an affordable price,” says Jean-Paul Ballard, CEO and Co-founder of Swiss Side. “We are therefore proud and very excited to continue fulfilling this promise, by now offering the new generation HADRON2 aero rim shape also for the Classic model in the 500 (50mm) rim depth. This is simply the fastest, best quality and best value for money wheelset on the market today."

HADRON2 Classic 500: 

50 mm deep aero road wheel for disc brakes. A highly-versatile option for riders who are looking for a low-weight, agile feel and incredible aero performance, combined with unshakeable handling characteristics in windy conditions. A wheel designed to be comfortable and fast on flat and rolling terrain, with the reactivity and stability required to take on mountain climbs and descents in any weather with full confidence.

FASTER thanks to a 10% reduction in aero drag with greater sailing effect and a later stall angle (greater crosswind range), compared to previous HADRON Classic.

MORE STABLE in windy conditions thanks to a 26% reduction in steering moment. This results in notably less reactivity to the wind, compared to the previous HADRON Classic.

WIDE RIM: 20 mm inner rim width with no aero penalty. This allows the rider to benefit from improved rolling resistance and fit wider tyres.

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NO WEIGHT PENALTY despite the wider rim. Both weight and stiffness remain unchanged.

OPTIMISED for 25mm & 28mm tyres, recommended for tyre widths up to 32mm.

NEW TECH used in the aero development, including real-world wind studies with the Swiss Side CdA-meter, wind tower and pressure measurement rakes. This helps better understand the wheel’s reaction to the wind and further optimise its aero performance characteristics.

NEW LIFETIME WARRANTY thanks to DT Swiss: all wheels purchased include lifetime warranty for the original owner on material and workmanship defects, as well as our exclusive “Fair-Share Policy” offering 10-year, cost-conscious repair options for riding damage.


WEIGHT // Front: 747g / Rear: 895g / Set: 1642g

RIM // Aero Profile Height: 50mm / Max. Rim Width: 27mm / Inner Rim Width: 20mm

HUB // DT Swiss 370 Classic (Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo & XDR compatible: 10,11,12 speed)

SPOKES // DT Swiss Aero Comp / DT Swiss pro lock hidden aluminium nipples 24 spokes front and rear (2-cross pattern)

SET PRICE // 1,624 Euro (incl. 19% VAT)

The HADRON2 Classic 500 aero wheels are available for order now on, in disc brake only option.