Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels
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Elite Series: R40/45 Road Wheels

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Gen 2 road wheels are here!  Pre-order before July 15th for big savings and a mid-August delivery.

About Our Elite Series Wheels:

Optimized without compromise.  With our Elite Series wheels, no stone has been left unturned.  High modulus Toray carbon fiber with optimized layup strategies capitalize on our new rim profiles.  DT Swiss hubs, Sapim CX Ray spokes, and secure-lock brass nipples offer all of the performance, reliability, and serviceability you could ask for.  A beautiful rim finish and the hand-built build quality are the icing on the cake.        

Description:

Built to optimize the performance of your road bike.  These 40mm (front) / 45mm (rear) deep road wheels strike a balance between aerodynamics, stability, and acceleration for all-day comfort and efficiency.  Whether you're competing in races, participating in long distance events, or simply looking to enjoy a faster, more efficient ride, these wheels are the perfect choice.  The 45mm rear depth provides efficiency over a variety of gradients while the front 40mm deep rim provides more stability in cross-wind situations.  With our Gen 2 road rims, we've opened up the internal rim width to 24mm, optimizing for 28-30c tubeless-ready and clincher tires.  Bringing the internal width to 24mm provides all of the benefits of a wide modern road rim (lower rolling resistance, improved aerodynamics, and increased comfort with larger volume tires), while being more in line with the ETRTO standards compared to the 25mm hookless rims that other brands are advertising to be compatible with 28c tires.  The hooked bead on our rims is safer than hookless in certain situations and provides more tire options for riders.  Please find all of the tech specs for this wheelset listed in the second photo.  

Product Details:

Carbon Rims:  Aerospace-grade Toray carbon fiber is utilized to manufacture extremely high-quality rims. These rims are produced very consistently and require very little post processing after coming out of the autoclave and being released from the mold.  We don't cover the carbon with an opaque layer of paint like some other brands do (they will typically do this to cover blemishes in the carbon and produce lower cost rims).  The finish of our rims is very similar to that of an ENVE SES rim.  

Hubs:  DT Swiss hubs are chosen for their balance of reliability, serviceability, and performance.  DT Swiss 350 hubs are an everyday workhorse and a great bang for your buck.  DT Swiss 240 EXP hubs are next level performance and help reduce the weight of the wheelset.  DT Swiss 180 hubs come in a slick black colorset and feature SINC ceramic bearings for those looking to maximize their marginal gains.  

Spokes:  Sapim CX Ray bladed spokes are chosen for their supreme performance characteristics and reliability. Although these are some of the most expensive spokes on the market, they are also among the most fatigue resistant. As a spoke undergoes hundreds of thousands of fatigue cycles, this is a significant factor. The bladed design provides significant aerodynamic benefits over traditional round spokes and an unmatched ride quality due to the anisotropic properties.

Nipples:  While many wheel brands choose anodized aluminum nipples for their weight, we opted for black-oxide coated brass nipples to maximize corrosion resistance and reliability. While the anodized coating on aluminum nipples acts as a shield against corrosion, not all nipples will be anodized perfectly in large batches. Additionally, if the anodized coating is partially removed during the wheel building process due to friction, and bare aluminum is exposed, galvanic corrosion can attack the aluminum nipple and cause failure. Brass is more similar to stainless steel and carbon on the anodic index, in comparison to aluminum, meaning that corrosion will be much less likely to occur, and occur at a slower rate. This is especially important in coastal areas with salty air.  

Tubeless Tape:  When setting up your tires tubeless, the tape on the rims can make or break the your experience.  Given this, we knew that we needed a rock-solid tape for our rims that you can count on.  When creating our tubeless tape, we experimented with over 10 different materials in combination with multiple adhesives to create what we believe is the best tubeless tape on the market. 

Presta Valves:  Our premium presta valves are precision machined from aerospace-grade 7075 aluminum, one of the strongest aluminum alloys on the market.  These valves are designed to maximize reliability and aesthetics.

Decals:  Ultra-thin, ultra-durable.  Our long-lasting decals are designed to handle the elements and won't peel off from being hit with rocks or tire levers like decals from other brands would.

Additional Information:

All of our wheels are proudly hand-built and come tubeless ready with our tape and valves installed.  Centerlock disc lockrings are not included with the wheelset, but may be purchased separately.  Thru-axles are not included as they are considered part of the frameset for a bike.  

Our products are designed and built to last, with serviceability in mind.  This is the way it should be.  You can be sure that you'll be riding top quality wheels that you can count on.  The expectations are high at Scalar Wheels and if we aren't happy with a product, or wouldn't ride on it ourselves, we won't sell it.  Rims go through testing above industry standards and we have a multi-point inspection process throughout the wheel-build to ensure we are producing reliable products. 

Be sure to check out our Why Choose Scalar and About Us pages for more information.  Have a question?  Drop us an email to sales@scalarwheels.com.

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Andy Brightman
BWR tested

I planned on using Scalar's gravel wheels for BWR CA but at the last minute decided to race the Road Bike category at BWR. Ryan at Scalar said he had the perfect wheel for me. With only two days before the race I was nervous about getting them ready in time and trying new things so close to race-day. Scalar built them in record time and even mounted a brand new set of IRC 28mm road tires.
I knew when I saw the setup that I was in good hands...the tires were mounted with the best sealant, labels aligned perfectly and every other detail spot-on. Scalar does detail right!
These wheels were perfect for the BWR course which had lots of road, unroad, singletrack and fast descents. They took a few hits (ouch! sorry Scalar) and kept working perfectly and true. I had lots of fun with these wheels since they are light and very lively.
These are a great choice if you want one wheelset for many different scenarios since they are so adaptable for road or gravel.

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Luke Pankratz
Pure Speed!!!

These wheels are AWESOME! Did a solid amount of miles with a wide variety of riding on them and they were perfect for every job! 45mm depth is the perfect all around wheel depth, with that light weight climbing performance and snappier bike handling experience, but just deep enough to have a significant aero benefit on the flats. Felt great cornering at high speeds and retain speed well in the flats! Very smooth feeling and absorbed the road bumps well and provided a fast and comfortable ride! The engineering and detail that goes into these is fantastic and I love this wheelset!

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Blake Becker
These are great all around wheels!

These wheels feel very stiff and feel as if they put every watt down to the ground. At 45mm deep I have never felt the wind blow me around on these wheels. I am also surprised with how durable they are, I smashed the hell out of them on a pothole on a group ride and thought for sure they were about to blow up, but not a scratch.