Neuvation 38


New Member
Jan 8, 2007
sculler said:
Has anybody used these wheels and if so what do they think.
Have 1500 or so on Neuvation M-28, R38SL and R 38 Aero plus a few miles on the C 38 carbon. Best wheel on the market in it's price range. You will have to spend $200 to $300 more for the same quality as the Neuvations


New Member
Mar 7, 2005
Does anyone race on these? they are not UCI approved but I figure you can get away with it at club level.

Cheap, light, strong choose any two?


New Member
Jan 17, 2006
Neuvation is a superb "bang-for-the-buck" product.
Just be sure not to put fat bladed spokes into the front wheel of an alloy frame bike. The areo ovals and "CX-Ray" are just fine in the front as are ordinary round spokes.
However, the large fat blade spokes are nicely conductive to power transfer on a rear wheel.
So, why don't you consider a handmade wheelset?

Yes, the Neuvation are nice for the price.

A caveat with a carbon clincher is that it is usually an aluminum box rim with a decoration on top. No good for any hill with that much rim weight. Tubular all-carbon is just fine.

So, you might want to consider one of these instead of a carbon clincher:
Rol de-Huez (27mm) <fastest through hills
TailwindTour Tornado F5 (30mm)
Easton Velomax Tempest 2 (30mm)

And, if you do go with the Rol product, see if you can get him to put CX (large) into the drive side of the rear wheel instead of CX-Ray (small). That's because the more oomph you can get INTO the rear and OUT of the front, the faster the wheelset.

Speaking of faster, Neuvation 38 can do very fast speeds on flat and level ground. Velocity Areohead Offset is the fastest through hills, and the 27mm is almost with it on hills while beating it on the flat.
The 30mm clincher has the high speed gyroscopic effect of rampant flat ground speed and is the maximum size clincher that you'd ever want to struggle up a hill.

That last example provides you with:
Whopping huge heavy rim = flat ground speed only
30mm = possible to keep up on hills, still fly on the flats
27mm = highly competitive all-rounder, especially with the better quality rims from ROL.
25mm = Extremely speedy uphills and less gyroscopic force for not as much flat ground speed. This is partially offset with their special offset rear rim that transfers power using both left and right rear spokes, so you get a speedy "climber" set that's got some of the flat ground speed of the areos.

Is this or that wheel better?
Without a terrain or use to match with it, the short answer isn't possible. So, here (above) is the info. Figure it out.