Product Info Page: https://www.ascent-bikes.com/polaris
The Polaris 42 is an all-condition road wheelset that inspires confidence in riders, and helps them push their limits. Tested in the forests of British Columbia in Canada, the hills of Golden, Colorado in the USA, and even the brutal climbs of Lorong Sesuai in Singapore, the Polaris 42 climbs like a beast, carves into corners with ease, and deftly handles crosswinds while providing ample comfort for rough roads.
Building upon the experience gained from the Polaris 69, the Polaris 42 is built upon our Omnibalance Design Philosophy, which states that in addition to aerodynamics, steering stability, traction, comfort, and responsiveness are important factors in improving a rider’s confidence.
The Polaris 42 is the product of thousands of hours of computational fluid dynamic analysis, with steering stability under adverse wind conditions as a priority. To maximize comfort and cornering performance, we chose a generous internal width of 23mm, perfect for 28mm tires. In order to maximize responsiveness, we use ultra-high-modulus carbon fibers and have optimized the carbon lay-up to reduce rim weight where appropriate, resulting in a wheelset that weighs just 1300g in its launch configuration with DT Swiss 240 hubs.
Every Polaris wheel is painstakingly hand-built in Singapore by our partner, BuiltWheels. By hand-tuning the tension and dishing, we ensure that your wheels track straight, and that they will go the distance for you.
All Polaris wheels come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects, and parts crash replacement for the original owner. If you are involved in a crash that makes the wheels unrideable, we will provide the replacement parts at no charge - you only have to pay for shipping and labor. This way, you’ll be riding and racing with confidence, knowing that we have your back.
Rim Depth: 42mm
Rim Width: 32.5mm (widest point)
Rim Materials: T700/T800/High-Modulus Carbon Fibers
Internal Width: 23mm
Bead Type: Hooked
Tubeless ready: Yes
ERD: 555 mm
Number of Holes: 24
Drain Hole: Yes
Recommended Lacing: 2x
Rims: Polaris 42mm
Hubs: DT Swiss 240 EXP 36T, Straightpull, 24H, Centerlock, 100/142
Spokes: Sapim CX Ray
Nipples: Sapim Polyax Alloy
Weight: 1300g without rim tape