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Neuvation Wheels 10% off/free shipping - Are they decent wheels?

Old 12-13-11, 08:22 PM
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Neuvation Wheels 10% off/free shipping - Are they decent wheels?

Neuvation Wheels 10% off and free shipping. Enter HOLIDAY in the coupon field. $224 for a set of M28 AERO's (1750 grams, 16F/20R spokes, rated to 250 lbs).

Looks like reviews/forums are hit or miss with these wheels. Any recent owners have any thoughts? Thinking about grabbing a pair for commuting, I am 200 lbs. Opinions welcomed!

https://www.neuvationcycling.com/Dealsoftheday.html - 10% Off/Free Shipping

https://www.neuvationcycling.com/product282.html- M28 AERO 2012
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Old 12-13-11, 08:38 PM
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They are good bang for the buck wheels. Ideal wheels if you are on a budget or want a set of training wheels.

Not right for everyone but I am pleased with mine.
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Old 12-13-11, 08:45 PM
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Great wheelset! Trouble free and one of the best in business customer service.
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They are a solid wheel set. I ordered some over the Summer and picked them up at the shop driving through San Luis Obispo on vacation.

So far so good.
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never used them but...

ive only heard great things about the customer service...

however, this typically refers to a conversation like,

me- how do you like your neuvations?

cyclist- theyre great! they have great customer service too. they were a good deal

me-how long have you had them?

cyclist- "x" amount of time. ive had them replaced a X amount of times, but the owner sent them out right away. great service. didnt even charge me.

id recommend getting them if you are under 170lbs (in general) and/or dont mind replacing defective wheels every so often.
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They are a solid wheel set. I ordered some over the Summer and picked them up at the shop driving through San Luis Obispo on vacation.

So far so good.
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Old 12-13-11, 10:47 PM
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A few of my friends run (or ran as it were) Neuvations. Each one has had the wheels replaced multiple times and has now moved onto different wheelsets. No complaints about the customer service but many complaints about the durability of the wheels.
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Old 12-13-11, 11:43 PM
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I moved a while ago from OEM ALX200 wheels to Neuvation R28SL, and I am very impressed. The bearings are obviously better and they're much lighter. I weigh 150lbs and ride about 100 miles per month, so YMMV.
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Old 12-14-11, 06:50 AM
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Thanks folks. Its a great deal but they seem so hit or miss..... It took months to pick out my bike and now I think it will take months to pick out wheels. I am all about a good deal but I am nervous I will be dealing with the great customer service. Perhaps I will keep looking! Thanks again.
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Old 12-14-11, 06:58 AM
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I wouldn't count them out. Had my R series Neuvations for well over 2k miles and they have been bomb proof for me. I managed to break one spoke while climbing out of the saddle on a steep hill but with the design of the wheel I had it replaced at a near by shop for $15. I think they are hard to beat for the money.
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Old 12-14-11, 10:24 AM
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Not out of play yet! Thats for sure.... that price is very appealing to a family man and who has to get final approaval from my Chairman of the Board.
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I bought a used bike a couple months ago, and it came with a pair of Neuvations. I'm not sure which ones. They looked older (decals starting to peel) but were perfectly true and in great shape. They spin well, are stiff, and all that. They're a little bit lighter and a little bit faster than the ones that came with my other bike, so I traded wheel sets between the two. I've been riding them for a couple months, at about 205 lbs, with lots and lots and lots of climbing. Still perfectly true.

I've heard some stories about people having trouble down the line with them. Hasn't happened to me, but I haven't had them all that long, either, and have no idea what their previous life was like.
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Old 12-14-11, 11:09 AM
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I believe they are very similar to the Titans sold at Performace. Sometime Performance puts them on sale at stupid cheap prices.
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Old 12-14-11, 01:01 PM
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i had mine for 1000 miles before the rear hub blew up, I got them on a scratch and dent sale, just trashed the rear wheel and sold the front to a fixie hippie that thought the aero blades looked sweet. I have heard better things about boyd and williams wheels. Look cooler too lol
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I have a set of R28SLs for 3 years. I use them for training and have used them for racing a couple of times. I have them set up with Stan's Tubeless conversion. Never had a problem.

I also have a set of 50mm Carbon Clinchers. I was bumped in a crit about 2 years ago and my front wheel struck someone's rear mech... 6 spokes blown to pieces...rim held up fine...just rode off into the grass and stopped. I had the LBS rebuild the wheels and they are still rolling strong.
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Originally Posted by plpete View Post
I wouldn't count them out. Had my R series Neuvations for well over 2k miles and they have been bomb proof for me. I managed to break one spoke while climbing out of the saddle on a steep hill but with the design of the wheel I had it replaced at a near by shop for $15. I think they are hard to beat for the money.
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I destroyed two M28 wheels, but that was before they redesigned the rear hub. I think the new hub would have prevented my wheel's failure.
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They are decent wheels. I have heard of the older hubs having issues. I have the newer wheels. No issues for 2000 miles.
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Love mine, M28 AERO3s, 215 lbs and 1000s of east Tennessee back road miles, they seem to spin forever...
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Originally Posted by TnDiamondback View Post
Love mine, M28 AERO3s, 215 lbs and 1000s of east Tennessee back road miles, they seem to spin forever...
+1. The bearings in mine are really, really smooth.

I do think the front (I have an R28 on the front) is not very laterally stiff, and I'm not a big guy.
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Awesome! Good to hear some honest truth about the wheels. Appreciate the feedback! Going through tons of forum posts it looks as though the hub issue dates back to 2009/10 and have now been redesigned. May grab some in the coming weeks..... as long as Christmas does not kill the bank account.
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I've had my M28's (Got them with my FC100) for just over 2200 miles and haven't even had to true them yet. I've ridden on harsh roads, in the rain, through puddles, through deeper puddles (deep enough to get the pedals wet), off road, down trails, over potholes, jumped curbs, over wooden bridges...

... jumped over branches, hit a squirrel, done a stoppie (car driving in front of me stopped suddenly)...

... Last week I was riding on the shoulder of US1 and there was a large tree-root crack in the road that was about 4" tall and shaped kind of like a kicker ramp. There was an SUV to my left so I couldn't dodge it and just rode over it at 23 mph. Caught a couple inches of air and landed pretty softly, kept on riding. Was definitely worth the laugh... and glad I could trust the wheels.

I would definitely recommend these wheels.
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Very pleased with mine. Now have a couple of thousand miles on them with no issues whatsoever. They spin good, look good and were very affordable.
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