Arc ULTRA Road2 Wheelset - UK Made Hubs

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Introducing our UK made Road2 Hubs built on the latest evolution of the legendary Arc ULTRA rim range. The new benchmark for performance at an industry leading price. No corners have been cut in making this wheelset from the Premium Belgium manufactured Sapim spokes, the hubset manufactured inhouse in our CNC factory in Lincoln, the ultra premium SKF Bike Specific Bearings and the latest in rim technology. Cheap Light Strong, you can have all three with Superstar Components Arc ULTRA wheels


Arc ULTRA ultrawide rims are the latest evolution of our cutting edge rim range designed specifically for wider tyres and big gravel/CX tyres. We were ahead of the market launching 19mm inside width road rims over 4 years ago, now riders cant get enough of that fat tyre feeling of speed and comfort. They use our Verve Design philosophy with a wider than traditional rim profile to modify the tyre contact patch and give better grip and lower rolling resistance making them perfect for running larger tyres or lower pressures for comfort with speed. Combined with the new asymmetric rim profile for equal spoke tensions on both sides giving stable, stiff and reliable builds every time. Glossy black anodising and subtle laser marking. Looks good and will last, no scrappy stickers flaking or peeling off after a few weeks.

At Superstar Components we always strive for better, faster, stronger. While the hubsets we imported from our original suppliers over the last ten years were OK, we still tweaked the designs over the years and introduced the highest quality bearings from SKF to make them stand out from the competition. But they just could not provide what we needed so we decided to bring all hub production inhouse. So after several years of designing, testing and huge investment in the highest quality CNC machines we are launching our own hubs, made with no compromises.
The Road2 range of hubs are the perfect balance of strength, weight and performance for road riding. Designed with durability in mind, the oversize axle and large PCD flanges give better spoke angles than lesser hubsets for stiffer and stronger wheel builds.
Screw on endcaps and oversize 15mm thru axles for rigidity and superior performance for front hubs. Oversize SKF custom bearings and 17mm axle gives epic durability to the rear hub with 27 points of engagment for snappy pickup.
We have added in all the features we desired for the perfect hub. Custom seals, Custom bearings, oversize axles, oversize flanges, extra detailed machining all add upto the ultimate hubset. As we are producing these by the thousand we can offer market leading quality for a reasonable price, with long term spares backup direct from the manufacturer.

Road2 Hubset Features:

  • 7075 T6 aerospace grade Aluminium
  • SKF Bike Specific Bearings - The ultimate quality sealed bearing
  • Precision CNC machined endcaps
  • High gloss anodise finish
  • Weight removal by extensive CNC machining.
  • Manufactured with pride in the UK

Built in the UK with Sapim Laser Black spokes and Black Sapim POLYAX alloy nipples with PTFE antiseize, these wheels are light, stiff and backed up by our comprehensive support package:

  • 2 year warranty
  • Crash replacement discount scheme
  • Lifetime free truing service
  • Huge range of spares and service parts for long term lifespan
All Superstar wheels are supplied without rimtape or tubeless parts. We prefer to allow customers to fit their personal choice of tape/valves/sealant to suit their requirements.

All Superstar wheels are custom built to your specifications. For example if you choose BOOST adaptors it will be built on a BOOST hub and it is not possible to change to non-boost once built. As this product is custom built to your specifications we cannot accept returns/refunds/swaps as the build is bespoke to you.

Tech Specs

20 spoke front - radial
24 spoke rear - 2x
Arc ULTRA  Rim - 26mm deep section
19mm internal, 25mm external

Wheelset Weight:
Pair 1540g

Note: Weights are generated by weighing a randomly selected wheelset with freehub and adaptors fitted. Due to the manufacturing process components parts vary, so this value is to be taken as guide not a guarantee. Our values are not to be confused with "optimistic" theoretical weights some manufactures claim which are often hundreds of grams understated.

Our wheels are focused on durability and long life, not weight weenie gram chasing. Sure we could easily save 100g a wheelset by putting tiny thin section bearings which don't last in our hubs but that's not upto the quality we require. If you want crazy light and unusable products we cannot help sorry.

The Road2 Shimano freehub is compatible with:

  • 11 speed Mountain Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer available from the spares section
  • 8/9/10 speed Mountain Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer available from the spares section
  • 11 speed Road Bike Shimano Cassettes - No spacer
  • 8/9/10 speed Road Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer available from the spares section
The Road2 XDR freehub is compatible with:
  • SRAM XDR cassettes - No spacer
  • SRAM XD cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided



  • Lightweight Smooth Spinning Wheels!

    Posted on 1 November 2020 by K. Mawdsley

    5 stars
    I purchased these mid May to use for a 9 day ride from Land's End to John o'Groats in September 2020. They were used for the LEJOG training rides and others prior to the event and they were perfect for the job. They needed truing slightly before the LEJOG itself but stayed running true the whole 920 mile ride. They have been used for approx. 2500 miles and still my favourite wheels. They still
  • Just Lovely

    Posted on 13 May 2020 by S. Munro

    4 stars
    Very, very nice out of the box. Super smooth bearings, classy looking hubs, laser straight with premium looking rims (I like minimalist and the graphics are ideal). They just feel 'right' and well put together, feel a step up from the many Shimano/Fulcrum/Campag wheels I have had in the past in the £300+ price bracket. The fact I got these half price makes them an absolute steal
  • Tubeless

    Posted on 12 May 2020 by A. Watson

    5 stars
    Bought these wheels to replace the Elite threezoro with the superstar road hubs. They have been a great set wheels and still going strong on my other road bike. I very happy with the new ones like what they have done with the new road 2 hubs and now i i can good tubeless on my road bike. thanks Superstar
  • Excellent Value

    Posted on 6 February 2020 by L. Rehm

    5 stars
    I have been using these wheels on my CX bike for a few weeks now and I love them. They are lightweight yet sturdy and the wide rim means they make a perfect combo with the 38mm Gravel tires I am using. Tubeless setup was super-easy as well. I put tubeless tape on and could inflate the tires immediately, just with a track pump and no liquid. Wish it would like this with all tubeless rims...
  • Quality Wheels!

    Posted on 7 June 2019 by E. Bryan

    5 stars
    I've run these for a week now and they're light weight, stiff and really smooth rolling. There's a really nice 'thrum' as you ride along and finally they're silver which matches my bike. Very happy for the money.