MEET THE POLARIS FAMILY
Whether you're tackling a steep climb, a windy descent, or plowing through a rainstorm, Polaris gives you the confidence to push your limits through all conditions and take the win. Choose between our new Polaris 42 for all-purpose riding, or the Polaris 69 when maximum speed matters.
- Omnibalance Design Philosophy with Steering Stability as a key priority
- Massive 23mm internal width with hooked, tubeless-ready rim bed
- Optimized for use with 28mm tires
- Weighs just 1300g (Polaris 42) or 1600g (Polaris 69) with DT 240 hubs
- Lifetime warranty and parts crash replacement policy for original owner
Polaris Tech Specs
|RIM||POLARIS 69||POLARIS 42|
|Variant||DT 350||DT 240||DT 180||DT 240|
|Hubs||DT 350||DT 240||DT 180||DT 240|
|Spokes||Sapim CX Ray, 24/24H||Sapim CX Ray 24/24H||Sapim CX Ray, 24/24H||Sapim CX Ray, 24/24H|
|Nipples||Sapim Polyax Alloy||Sapim Polyax Alloy||Sapim Polyax Alloy||Sapim Polyax Alloy|
OMNIBALANCE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
The Omnibalance Design Philosophy guides our wheel design. It is no longer sufficient to produce wheels that are fast - they need to be stable and controllable, they need to inspire confidence so that you dare to push yourself to the absolute best.
We have identified five key factors for a wheel's performance, and have designed Polaris to excel in all of them:
- Steering Stability
Blowing away the common wisdom that deep-section wheels are hard to handle, the Polaris 69mm handles crosswinds with aplomb. Designed with a priority on handling transient gusts, Polaris minimizes steering torque, while maintaining torque linearity to a greater wind angle. A linear response means that steering is more predictable with less twitching or jerking during sudden gusts, while a lower steering moment means less effort spent keeping the bike moving straight.
The Polaris 42mm features a near-immunity to crosswinds, with a near-zero steering moment that provides exceptionally good response in bad weather.
Through careful optimization of the rim shape and rim-tire interface via thousands of hours of Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations, as well as wind tunnel testing at the A2 Wind Tunnel in North Carolina, USA, we were able to design a rim that works admirably fast. During testing, the Polaris 69 and 42 rims were faster at 10m/s and 13.3m/s than our 50mm Zenith wheels, and had an improved stall angle. This means more speed, over a wider range of wind conditions, than a mid-depth carbon wheel.
NorCal Cycling, California, USA
Are these good enough to win a criterium? Yes! Surprisingly stable even in today's wind, I forgot I was on super deep 69mm wheels.Polaris 69mm
Jason L., New York, USA
These wheels are the most solid wheels I've ever ridden. Some areas of the ride were very windy but I barely felt a twitch from the front end. Also, climbing up hills you wouldn't think I was on 69mm.Polaris 69mm
Sunil J., Vancouver, Canada
The 42mm is awesome! I rode through some hard cross winds and 80kph descent on Mt Baker. The wheels were solid. I didn't feel a thing in the cross wind and I could corner very confidently on it. I'm loving the Pirelli tubeless setup with both my Polaris sets.Polaris 42mm
A.P., Washington DC, USA
Overall, really happy with these wheels. I've done riding in nasty winds and some descents at speed (50+mph); I trust these wheels a lot at this point and have never felt like they made me nervous.Polaris 69mm
Eugene C., California, USA
Coming from ENVE SES 5.6s, it's nice to finally have an aero wheelset optimized for wider tires. The local road races are hell on equipment.Polaris 69mm
Douglas C., Golden, CO, USA.
Oh my goodness, these wheels make my bike into a rocket! I can't believe the acceleration that I'm getting from them!Polaris 42mm
Cam Nicholls, Noosa, Australia
With the Polaris, external to that sailing effect you get, I just love how solid and safe they feel.Polaris 69mm
Peak Torque, UK
I am genuinely quite impressed by this wheelset. It just gives you versatility, comfort, suspension. With this, you can stay in the saddle longer, you can pedal longer, you can pedal smoothly. You can take better lines through the corners. Being able to drop the pressures without worrying about punctures is a Godsend.Polaris 42mm
Gao Guangyan, Seattle, USA
The comfort and astonishingly low weight (1300g) belie the stiffness and responsiveness of the wheelset. In short, the Polaris 42 is a thoroughly modern, well designed, all-around wheelset and will be my main go-to wheel for most of my rides. I really like them!Polaris 42mm
We've got your back
Ride hard, race harder - we've got your back with our lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects*. Even better, all Polaris wheels come with a crash replacement guarantee. If you manage to damage your product while riding, racing, or even during an accident, we will replace or repair Polaris for you at zero parts cost**.
*This warranty is valid for the original owner. It covers the rims, spokes, and hubs, but does not cover damage due to wear and tear (e.g. bearings, brake tracks), cosmetics, improper assembly or abuse. **This guarantee is valid for the original owner of Polaris wheels. Labor and return shipping costs are not covered by Ascent. Ascent and its distributors reserve the right to refuse warranty or crash replacement guarantee to any person who, at our sole discretion, abuses our products, programs, or warranty policy. Damage caused by misuse, abuse, or intentional damage will not be covered by either policy.
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