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POLARIS

69MM DEEP, ULTRA-STABLE CARBON WHEELS
UCI Certified**
#ConfidenceIsSpeed

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**DT350 / DT240 Rim/Disc variants approved. DT180 in process

AS FEATURED ON:

Peak Torque: Initial Review
"Pretty impressed by these wheels"
"Do not feel twitchy in any way"
"Weight is seriously impressive"

NorCal Cycling: Race Review
Won the San Jose Bike Club race
"Are these good enough to win a criterium? Yes!"
"They felt great"
"Surprisingly stable even in today's wind"
"I forgot I was on super deep 69mm wheels, which on lower end carbon wheels you will get reminded of that every time you turn into a crosswind"
"they are very capable wheels"

Peak Torque: Follow-up Review
"Really liking these wheels"
"They are not unstable, they are not twitchy"
True after 4000km of rough riding.
"I really rate these wheels"

GC Performance: Initial Review
"These are a very fast wheel"
"These wheels were hands down one of the nicest wheels I got to ride in a long time"
"Extremely light for the depth"

OZ Cycle: Polaris Wheel Review
"More aerodynamic tire and rim combination"
"They are comfortable.. Excellent comfort"
"They are fast wheels. Guarantee you that."
"If you haven't got carbon rims, definitely get them"

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

CONFIDENCE IS SPEED

When you are pushing your absolute limits, you need to trust your gear.
This is why we designed POLARIS - 69mm wheels that will carry you through any condition.

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OMNIBALANCE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

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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.

CALMING STABILITY

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Blowing away the common wisdom that deep-section wheels are hard to handle, the Polaris 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.

SUPERIOR AERODYNAMICS

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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 rim was 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.

All-CONDITION BRAKING

Strong braking performance allows a rider to brake later and carry more speed into corners. While disc brakes have taken on most of the responsibility for braking performance, our rim-brake edition of Polaris sports a textured brake track for better braking performance in both wet and dry conditions.

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EXCEPTIONAL TRACTION

Starting with a 28mm tire, we decided to maximize tire volume by choosing an immense 23mm internal width to allow these tires to plump up for increased air volume and lateral stability. While 23mm internal is wider than some rims entirely , our wide, tubeless-ready rim bed allows tires to withstand cornering forces confidently, while the added volume of air absorbs shock from rough roads and delivers exceptional traction.

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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 careful fiber placement allow for each Polaris rim to weigh just 530-550 grams for the Ultralight version, and 560-580g for the Standard version, one of the lightest in its weight class. 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.

The highest-end Polaris wheels with DT Swiss 180 hubs will sport a raw rim finish  - a striking reminder that its owner has chosen the best of the best.

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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.

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, in 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Rim Depth: 69mm

Rim Width: 35mm (widest point)

Rim Materials: T700/T800/High-Modulus Carbon Fibers

Internal Width: 23mm

Bead Type: Hooked

Tubeless ready: Yes

Brake Track: Yes, for rim brake version. Textured braking surface with grooves for water clearance

Brake Caliper Compatibility: Validated with Shimano R7000/R8000 standard mount calipers