Nukeproof/Sun Wheels review£189.99

Medium-duty wheels with Generator hubs & Singletrack rims

BikeRadar score4/5

This great value twinset from Hotlines combines Nukeproof’s excellent Generator hubs with Sun’s Singletrack rims on the outside. At a broad 31mm in width they’ll plump any tyre out to floaty, fat dimensions. They’re not quite as strong as they look though, so treat them as heavy duty trail rims.

The Generator hubs are great, with fast pickup from the six-pawl, 32-tooth ratchet guts. Seals seem good and the multiple cartridge bearings are smooth, while cold-forged machined shells add detailed looks. 

The front has quick-release and 20mm spacers, while the rear has 135mm quick-release or 135mm and 150mm width, 12mm screw-through options. The weight is a bit high, but the price is excellent.

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

Related Articles

Back to top