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HADRON² Classic 500 Rim Brake

The HADRON Classic 500 offers top-level aero performance, whether on twisty mountain passes, flat time trial courses or everything in-between. These wheels excel by minimising negative response and sensitivity in gusty winds. The HADRON Classic 500 offers incredible all-around performance at an affordable price. UCI approved. Includes lifetime warranty for material and workmanship defects and a Fair-Share-Policy for any other riding damage.

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Specs

Weight / Rim Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Set Aero Profile Height Max. Rim Width Brake Track Width
HADRON² Classic 500 Rim Brake
772g 919g 1691g 48.5mm 25mm 23mm
HADRON² Classic 625 Rim Brake
795g 953g 1748g 62.5mm 27mm 23mm
HADRON² Classic 800 Rim Brake
861g 1004g 1865g 80.0mm 28mm 23mm
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
N/A 1090g N/A N/A N/A 23mm

Description

Maximum aero performance and durability for an affordable price! Using the latest in aerodynamic and engineering development methods transferred from Formula 1, the HADRON Classic rims are full carbon and tubeless ready, using the same race & award winning aero rim shapes as the HADRON Ultimates. All Swiss Side HADRONs are designed for minimising the drag of the wheels but also on the bike & rider system. This is achieved by ensuring maximum aero stability and predictability in the wind so that the rider remains in their aero position for the maximum time. The HADRON Classic is built with ultra durable DT Swiss hubs custom made for Swiss Side’s requirements, together with their Aero Comp spokes. Manufactured through DT Swiss, once again the highest possible Swiss quality and durability is assured.

Compatibility

Shimano 10,11,12 speed freehub as standard. Also SRAM 10,11 speed compatible.  Free hub kits available for order separately: Campagnolo 10,11, 12 speed, and 12-speed XDR Driver

Hub

DT Swiss 370 Classic, custom for Swiss Side. Rim brake wheel hub/axle dimensions are: 5mm x 100mm QR front / 5mm x 130mm QR rear.

Spokes

DT Swiss Aero Comp J-bend spokes with DT Swiss pro lock hidden aluminium nipples.
Front Rim Brake (radial pattern): 16 spokes (20 spokes for 485).
Rear Rim Brake (2:1 pattern): 21 spokes (24 spokes for 485)
Front Disc Brake (2-cross pattern): 24 spokes.
Rear Disc Brake (2-cross pattern): 24 spokes.

Bearings

  • High end stainless steel bearings
  • Low friction thanks to single sided seals
  • 2080 N load capacity per bearing
  • Minimal bearing clearance

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, Brake pads (SwissStop Black Prince Flash EVO). 

 

For full carbon DISC Rear Wheel: Tubeless valve, valve spacer, valve cover patch, pump adapter, QR skewer, brake pads (SwissStop Black Prince Flash Pro), wheel bag.

Tyre Size

We recommend using a 23mm tyre on the front. If  additional comfort is desired, a 25mm tyre can be used  on the rear. We do not recommend tyres greater than 28mm width.

Rider Weight / Safety Notice

The maximum total system weight (bike + rider) for the HADRON Classic rim brake wheelset is 105kg (HADRON Ultimate rim brake is 100kg). Tyre pressures of 120psi should not be exceeded.

Wheel Spec Comparison

Profile Depth
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HADRON² Classic 500 Rim Brake
6
HADRON² Classic 625 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² Classic 800 Rim Brake
9
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
10

Aero Drag
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HADRON² Classic 500 Rim Brake
7
HADRON² Classic 625 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² Classic 800 Rim Brake
9
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
10

Aero Wind Stability
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HADRON² Classic 500 Rim Brake
10
HADRON² Classic 625 Rim Brake
9
HADRON² Classic 800 Rim Brake
7
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
6

Weight
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HADRON² Classic 500 Rim Brake
7
HADRON² Classic 625 Rim Brake
6
HADRON² Classic 800 Rim Brake
5
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
5

Stiffness
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HADRON² Classic 500 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² Classic 625 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² Classic 800 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim 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 57.10 -1.80 1.29 0%
800/800 58.90 0.00 1.29 0%
625/800 60.00 1.10 0.97 -25%
625/625 60.20 1.30 0.97 -25%
500/800 61.70 2.80 0.71 -45%
500/625 62.10 3.20 0.71 -45%
500/500 62.70 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 Classic 500
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
10.6W
5W
0m 36s
0m 45s
1m 21s
1m 40s
2m 42s
3m 20s
HADRON² Classic 625
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
12.7W
6W
0m 43s
0m 54s
1m 37s
2m 01s
3m 14s
4m 02s
HADRON² Classic 800
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
14.8W
7W
0m 51s
1m 03s
1m 54s
2m 21s
3m 48s
4m 42s
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel / FW 800
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
17.2W
8.1W
0m 59s
1m 13s
2m 12s
2m 44s
4m 25s
5m 38s

*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 Classic 500 Rim Brake
HADRON² Classic 625 Rim Brake
HADRON² Classic 800 Rim Brake
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake

Product Reviews

HADRON² Ultimate 500 Disc Brake - Bikeradar Review (Dec. 2021)

Robin Wilmott, technical writer for bikeradar.com, has tested our HADRON² Ultimate 500 Disc Brake wheels. Check out what he has to say in his official report.

Verdict: 

If you want a fit-and-forget, reliably rapid all-conditions wheelset, the Ultimate 500 is a classy option.

- Stiff enough for effective sprinting and short, steep climbs, and light enough to maintain a high pace on long ascents.

- For all-round daily riding, they’re an ideal blend of aero and physical efficiency, with no performance or practical compromises.

December 01, 2021

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