Element V6 Wheelset - UK Made Hubs







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Description

Introducing our UK made V6 Disc Hubs built our latest Element trail riding 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 Element wheels

Rims:
Element 23mm wide rims are the latest evolution of our cutting edge rim range designed specifically for modern wider and higher volume tyres. 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.

Hubs:
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 V6 range of hubs are the perfect balance of strength, weight and performance for the latest disc equipped bikes. 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.
Easy change adaptors and huge 17mm rear axles for superior performance. 6 pawl high speed pickup design for lightning fast reactions, alternating sets of 3 give duarability and 54 engagments per rotation.
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.

V6 Hubset Features:
  • 7075 T6 aerospace grade Aluminium
  • 54 Engagement 6 pawl freehub for ultrafast pickup
  • SKF Bike Specific Bearings - The ultimate quality sealed bearing
  • Standard 6 bolt disc fitment
  • 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.

Tech Specs

32 spoke front -3x
32 spoke rear - 3x

Element Rim - 23mm deep section
23mm internal, 28mm external

Wheelset Weight:
Element - 29" - Pair 1850g

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 V6 Shimano freehub is compatible with:

  • 11 speed Mountain Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
  • 8/9/10 speed Mountain Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
  • 11 speed Road Bike Shimano Cassettes - No spacer
  • 8/9/10 speed Road Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
The V6 XDR freehub is compatible with:
  • SRAM XDR cassettes - No spacer
  • SRAM XD cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
Launching Summer 2019 - The optional Campagnolo freehub body is a straight swap and is compatible with 8,9,10,11 and 12 speed Campagnolo type cassettes

 

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