Nukeproof Generator AM mountain bike wheelset review

Versatile and tough trail wheels

Our rating 
3.3 out of 5 star rating 3.3
GBP £255.00 RRP | USD $173.08
Nuke Proof Generator AM wheelset

Our review

Versatile and tough trail wheelset. Also comes in black for those of a nervous disposition
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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.

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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.

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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.

Product Specifications


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