Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
Access Series: R45/50 Road Wheels
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Access Series: R45/50 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 Access Series Wheels:

Cutting costs in just the right places to bring you performance and reliability based carbon wheels at a lower price-point.  While most other wheel companies compromise on rim profile options in their base-level carbon wheels, we're bringing you all of the same rim profiles in our Access Series as our Elite Series.  What sets the Access and Elite Series wheels apart are the spokes, hubs, and modulus of carbon fiber.  Our Access Series utilizes Sapim CX Sprint spokes, Scalar R9 hubs, and Toray T700 carbon fiber based rims.  No compromise on rim profile options, rim finish, or hand-built build quality.      

Description:

Built to optimize the performance of your road bike.  These 45mm (front) / 50mm (rear) deep road wheels are the perfect wheelset for those who aren't quite comfortable with the 50/58 combo, but still looking to cash in on aero performance.  The 50mm rear depth will transform your bike with aero efficiency while the front 45mm deep rim maintains a nimble feeling for an aero wheelset.  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:  Our R9 hubs provide cost savings over DT Swiss hubs while maintaining performance, serviceability, and reliability.  The axle and freehub body are precision machined from 7075 aluminum while the hub shell is precision machined from 6061 aluminum.  The non-propriety construction utilizes a 36T DT Swiss ratchet design from an expired patent.  Additionally, DT Swiss star ratchet freehub bodies are completely interchangeable, offering maximum serviceability and flexibility when switching between groupsets.   

Spokes:  Sapim CX Sprint bladed spokes are chosen for their supreme performance characteristics and reliability. The CX Sprint spoke is slightly thicker than the CX Ray, but maintains the renowned 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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