Nukeproof Generator All Mountain II wheelset review£244.98

Sturdy rollers

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Nukeproof’s repackaged all-rounders are a solid wheelset once the initial stiction we experienced was sorted out. These wheels use a rebadged Sun Ringlé MTX 29 rim that we’ve been running for years without any issues beyond the occasional bend or dent. The rim will take a tyre up to 2.4in.

Their sturdy weight is slightly offset by the fast-reacting 30-tooth engagement clutch on the Generator rear hub, but they’re still steady rather than lively. We had to degrease the pawls to get ours to engage reliably at first too, but strip-down is easy thanks to five sealed bearings out back.

The front wheel is quick-release- and 15mm-compatible with the right adaptors, and a 12mm through-axle kit is available (£28), as well as a yellow ‘Mavic Deemax-alike’ version.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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