Nukeproof Generator DH II wheelset review£299.99

Decent downhill hoops

BikeRadar score4/5

Sun’s MTX series has a solid reputation and this MTX 33 rim is a good choice if you like fatter tyres to feel secure. The 32-spoke build-up is tight and even.

We’ve run the Generator hubset for a service-free few years and the six-pawl, 30-tooth freehub runs quietly but engages very quickly and drives hard. Add the relatively low weight and you’ve got a very useful race wheel.

In our experience, the multiple sealed bearing internals should survive several seasons of hammering rather than dying halfway through a race.

The front is quick-release/20mm convertible and big-bike users will be pleased that the bolt-through 12mm rear comes in 150mm width too.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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