This pair of Nukeproof Horizon V2 wheels comes equipped with the brand's extensively trailed and tested alloy blend, which includes a rim construction that's specifically made to meet the demands of both enduro and downhill (DH) riders. Producing a hardness similar to 7-series alloy but with the ductility and yield properties of a 6-series, this wheelset gives you the best of both worlds in terms of strength, stiffness and weight.
Both rims have the same profile, but the rear has a thicker sidewall for added strength on the trails. Another benefit is it comes equipped with J-bend spokes, which means that tensioning and spoke replacement is quick and easy.
After extensive testing with various brands of bearings, Nukeproof chose to use Enduro ABEC 5 bearings in this wheelset. These bearings have the “LLU/LLB” seal type, which uses two lips that make light contact in a groove to create a labyrinth where the water or dirt has a more difficult time penetrating. LLU seals are similar, only the contact pressure or interference fit is greater to seal better. Enduro bearings have 80% grease fill on both sides whereas most other bearings have 35% grease fill on one side. This delivers full coverage, so there are no dry areas as well as avoiding metal on metal contact or wear. This means that the axle feels tight out of the box and after a couple of rides it will become free.
The Nukeproof Horizon V2 rear hub has 102 points of engagement and comes in a range of freehub options. Freehubs are also available separately and easily changeable if you choose to upgrade your drivetrain in the future.
The 148mm HG / XD hub can be converted to 141mm using end caps. The hub has also been machined to remove excess material and make it as strong and light as possible. Nukeproof has fitted these hubs with its louder pawls and springs, this gives the wheel a nice buzz as you head down the trail. If you prefer the quiet life, you can get the quieter ones which are available separately.
Wheels come taped with a tubeless valve installed, so all you need to do is fit your tyre and add sealant. The tubeless valve supplied is the new Nukeproof Horizon valve which is compatible with Nukeproof ARD and other tyre inserts as well as the cap having a core remover built-in.
A pair of ARD inserts are also supplied to give you maximum protection and there is a 500ml bottle of lifeline sealant in the box too, all you need to do is add your favourite tyres.
By using closed cell foam technology, the A.R.D is a very lightweight tyre insert, yet it offers you lots of protection. It enables you to run your tyres at much lower pressures without risking flats, plus gives you a much-increased grip for thrashing around the trails. In fact, it's so good that Kelan Grant, a CRC-Mavic sponsored rider was able to complete a stage of the EWS on just his A.R.D as his tyre had split.
Conversion Options: 148x12mm HG / XD can be converted to 141mm Boost with end caps (sold separately)
Freehub Options: Shimano HG, Shimano Microspline and SRAM XD (choose freehub option from the menu)
Rear Hub Engagement: 102 points of engagement (every 3.52°)
Spoke Type: J-Bend
Spoke Count: 32
Lacing Pattern: 3x
Supplied with: Pair of wheels, valves, pre-taped, pair of ARD tyre inserts, 500ml bottle of Lifeline sealant
A full range of spares are available to service your hub in the future.
141mm rear conversion kit for HG / XD freehubs available separately.
Caps Nukeproof Part Number Replacement or Conversion
Rear 141mm NUKHORV2R141BCAPS Convert Boost 148mm HG / XD hub to 141mm QR
Manufacturer's Part Numbers:
NUKHOR2021BF29HG Black HG 29"
NUKHOR2021BF29XD Black XD 29"
NUKHOR2021BF29MS Black MS 29"
NUKHOR2021BF275HG Black HG 27.5"
NUKHOR2021BF275XD Black XD 27.5"
NUKHOR2021BF275MS Black MS 27.5"