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POLARIS

OUR TOP-TIER CARBON WHEELSET. DOMINATE THE COMPETITION WITH CLASS-DEFINING AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, COMFORT AND CORNERING PERFORMANCE.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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.

NorCal Cycling, California, USA
Polaris 69mm

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.

Jason L., New York, USA
Polaris 69mm

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.

Sunil J., Vancouver, Canada
Polaris 42mm

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.

A.P., Washington DC, USA
Polaris 69mm

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.

Eugene C., California, USA
Polaris 69mm

Oh my goodness, these wheels make my bike into a rocket! I can't believe the acceleration that I'm getting from them!

Douglas C., Golden, CO, USA.
Polaris 42mm

With the Polaris, external to that sailing effect you get, I just love how solid and safe they feel.

Cam Nicholls, Noosa, Australia
Polaris 69mm

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.

Peak Torque, UK
Polaris 42mm

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!

Gao Guangyan, Seattle, USA
Polaris 42mm

POLARIS WHEEL REVIEWS ON YOUTUBE

Peak Torque (Polaris 69)
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GC PERFORMANCE (POLARIS 69)
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Superior Aerodynamics

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.

Calming 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.

Superb Comfort

When the road gets rougher, the immense 23mm internal width maximises air volume to absorb vibrations and deliver exceptional traction. Our wide, tubeless-ready rim bed allows tires to withstand cornering forces confidently. While hookless rims have been gaining in popularity, we made the conscious decision to keep our rims hooked for safety and reliability, as most riders would be operating at the upper limits of the pressure range when running the tires hookless.

Lively Response

A responsive wheel feels alive—ready to respond to the rider’s inputs. Liberal use of ultrahigh grade carbon fibers, exceeding the typical T700 and T800 grades used in most rims, and optimized fiber placement allow for each Polaris rim to weigh just 550 grams for the 69mm, and 380g for the 42mm, easily one of the lightest in their depth classes. By minimizing the weight, the rotational inertia of the wheels is reduced, producing a lively feel that shatters expectations of what a deep-section wheel should feel like.

Built to Win

Every Polaris wheel is hand-built with pride in Singapore. We believe that in the age of machine-produced wheels, a hand-built, hand-tensioned wheel still provides the best quality, durability, and trueness. We are partnering with BuiltWheels, one of the best wheelbuilders in Singapore, to give the best possible construction.

WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Choose the Polaris 42 if you expect frequent starts and stops, climbs, or if your locale is extremely windy.

Choose the Polaris 69 if you ride in wide open areas with few stops, or if the terrain is flatter and the wind is calmer.

Main Features

  • 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 Revolution AR-01 DT 240 DT 180 Revolution AR-01 DT 240
Depth 69mm 42mm
Width 35mm 32.5mm
Internal Width 23mm
ERD 507mm 555mm
Hubs Revolution AR-01 DT 240 DT 180 Revolution AR-01 DT 240
Spokes Sapim CX Ray, 24/24H
Nipples Sapim Polyax Alloy
Weight 1610g 1600g 1560g 1310g 1300g
Price (SGD) 1899 2599 3299 1799 2499

LIFETIME WARRANTY AND PARTS CRASH REPLACEMENT

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.

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
  • Aerodynamics
  • Comfort
  • Traction
  • Response

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