Light-weight and able to roll: the brand new Nukeproof Horizon Professional wheels

Nukeproof’s new path and enduro alloy wheels purpose to supply nice efficiency in a lighter package deal

Nukeproof has been within the wheel recreation some time, with the Horizon V2, launched in 2020, performing rattling effectively in elite downhill and enduro races worldwide. For 2023, the model has taken issues up a notch with the brand new Nukeproof Horizon Professional, an aluminium wheel designed for path and enduro driving that gives the identical nice efficiency at a lighter weight.

Must know:

  • New aluminium wheel that guarantees decreased weight over Horizon V2 wheels
  • Designed for path and enduro driving
  • Bought individually, accessible in 27.5 and 29er sizes
  • Constructed round a 54t ratchet hub with enduro bearings
  • 30mm inner rim width is suitable with 2.3” to 2.5” tyres
  • Comes pre-taped with Nukeproof tubeless valve pre-fitted

Nukeproof Horizon Pro wheels hub

Fairly a bit lighter, because it occurs. Nukeproof claims {that a} full 29er setup is available in at 9.4% lighter than the Horizon V2s, whereas a full 27.5% is 10.67% lighter and a mixed-wheel setup is 9.25% lighter. A 27.5 entrance wheel weighs in at 8236g, and rear at 9436g, whereas a 29er entrance is 8636g and rear is 9886g.

The wheels are offered individually, making it simpler to go combined if that’s your factor with out having to mix-and-match full wheelsets, and the wheels come pre-taped and with a silver Nukeproof tubeless valve pre-installed.

Nukeproof Horizon Pro wheels hub

Shiny shiny hubs

And oh boy, are they shiny. The high-polish end and laser etching actually appears to be like the enterprise, however with hubs, it’s what’s inside that counts. The 54t ratchet hubs comprise excessive efficiency enduro bearings with an LLU/LLB seal which primarily means every bearing has two lips, making it laborious for filth and water to penetrate. The bearings are additionally 80% grease-filled on each side to cut back metal-to-metal contact and thereby improve efficiency and sturdiness.

Nukeproof Horizon Pro wheels hub

The entrance hub is 15mm increase, whereas the rear is 148x15mm increase, and there are three freehub choices: SRAM XD Driver, Shimano HG and Shimano Microspline. Apparently the freehub has tool-free elimination for simpler servicing and upkeep, and Nukeproof will probably be stocking a full vary of spare components together with hubs, freehub conversions, rims, instruments, and many others.

Nukeproof Horizon Pro wheels

Nukeproof has opted for straight-pull spokes over J-pull, since they don’t have the identical bend and are due to this fact stronger. There are 28 spokes per wheel in a 3X lacing sample, with 14mm alloy nipples.

And on the skin, rims are comprised of a ‘dynamically aged’ magnesium-silicon enriched alloy mix which, Nukeproof says, affords the identical stiffness and hardness as 7-series aluminium alloy, however with the ductility and yield of 6-series alloy. The edges are additionally sleeved, since Nukeproof famous in its growth course of that the warmth from welding affected the fabric properties and will due to this fact result in a weak-spot.

Rims have a 30mm inner width, which affords the optimum profile on fashionable tyres based on Nukeproof, and may take 2.3” to 2.5” tyres.

Nukeproof Horizon Pro wheels rim and valve

The wheels include a pre-installed Nukeproof tubeless valve


Value and availability

The brand new Nukeproof Horizon Professional wheels will probably be accessible by way of Nukeproof and Nukeproof sellers.

  • Nukeproof Horizon Professional entrance wheel: £229.99 / $299
  • Nukeproof Horizon Professional rear wheel:  £369.99 / $399

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