USE Nano 4.5 review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

These are a bit of a flag in the ground for USE and they certainly have got the, well, wheels rolling in the market, but I suspect the next iteration will be more of a challenge to the better-known brands.

Reasons to buy
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    Good speed pick up

Reasons to avoid
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    Dull ride

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Nailing the wheel market at a first attempt was always a big ask for USE, and for the most part the Nano 4.5 aren't bad. They roll well.

Once they were up to 14/15mph, momentum took over and before I knew it I was knocking on the door of 20mph, which riding alone in sub-zero conditions, is no mean feat. However, they just didn't make me feel like I was about to smoke the rest of the peloton or smash a PB.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.