Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
Elite Series: R50/58 Road Wheels
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Elite Series: R50/58 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.  With a depth of 50mm in the front and 58mm in the rear, these wheels are BUILT FOR SPEED.  Whether you're flying down the coast on the weekend group ride, or participating in a wicked fast road race, these wheels will help propel you to the front.  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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Dalton Thornsberry
All Around High Quality, Fast Wheelset at a Reasonable Price Point

I've ridden a LOT of wheelsets over the past few years from both the big brands and some more boutique brands. Scalars absolutely rip.

I don't love the idea of spending my first born on independent training and racing wheelsets, so the wheelset that I choose has to be something that can really do it all.

Of course at 50/58 these wheels absolutely fly in a race setting but they feel durable and high quality enough that I can roll 100+ mile training rides without hesitation.

The 24mm ID is ideal for me. I personally run 30s and after blowing the Contis up to riding pressure they measure about 31.6mm. This is PERFECT for the profile of these rims for aerodynamics and of course 30s are so dang supple. Everyone is going wider for a reason.

We opted for DT240 hubs and they turn over nicely. Absolutely zero complaints, they roll smooth, engage quickly when we need to stomp pedals, and you can tell the construction of the rims is top notch.

This may also very well be the lightest wheelset I've ever owned or raced. I don't feel hindered by the depth on steep pitches or sustained climbs which is always a worry with deeper setups.

Spokes are tensioned properly, wheels are true, and they look fresh. Highly recommend these, great job Scalar.