Nukeproof Generator Race mountain bike wheelset review£304.98

Bombproof gravity wheels

BikeRadar score4/5

The 'Race' in the name of these hefty Nukeproof wheels definitely refers to downhill rather than cross-country competition. Axle switching isn’t easy but they are sturdy. 

The broad rim is based on Sun Ringlé’s MTX family, with a 23mm internal width giving you free rein on rubber size. Thirty-two plain gauge DT spokes spread impact loads well, and we’ve not had any issues despite hammering and hucking them. 

The 20mm hub can convert to 15mm and quick-release while the 15mm hub will only convert to QR. Bearing life can be variable, so make sure you give them plenty of love and care. They’re not tubeless-ready (or taped) either, although you do get spare spokes. If bright yellow scares you, they come in silver and black too.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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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