Nuke Proof’s ‘yellow peril’ Generator AM wheelset is billed as an all-mountain pairing. That means it carries a weight penalty compared to more cross-country/trail focused wheels, but offers wider rims and a stronger build.
While the 29mm rim is more of a friend to aggressive rubber than shrinking skinnies, the weight isn’t that noticeable once you’re moving. We ran them with single-ply Maxxis Ardent tyres at sensible pressures and revelled in the extra rock-munching capability.
In fact, we traversed 340km of the Maritime Alps without a single dent or pinch flat. The sealed cartridge bearings and double-butted spokes were good, and there are options for every type of axle on the market, front and rear.
|Name||Name, 0, 10, Name, Generator AM wheelset (11)|
|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Nukeproof|
|Description||Description, 2, 0, Description, Axle options: QR/QR15/20mm (F), QR/12x135mm/12x150mm (R)|
|Weight (g)||Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 2220|
|Front Spoke Count||Front Spoke Count, 2, 0, Front Spoke Count, 32|
|Front Wheel Weight||Front Wheel Weight, 2, 0, Front Wheel Weight, 1060|
|Rear Spoke Count||Rear Spoke Count, 2, 0, Rear Spoke Count, 32|
|Rear Wheel Weight||Rear Wheel Weight, 2, 0, Rear Wheel Weight, 1160|