ESSENTIALS Road 2 - Heavy Duty Clearance Wheelsets

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Introducing our UK made Road2 Hubs built onto the last of our 2018 season heavy duty rims manufactured by Alexrims. No corners have been cut in making this wheelset from the Premium Belgium manufactured Sapim spokes, the flagship Road2 hubset in black manufactured inhouse in our CNC factory in Lincoln, the ultra premium SKF Bike Specific Bearings and the latest in rim technology.


A selection of quality road rims manufactured by one of the worlds largest rim factories. All very similar, for full details check our Alexrims website.

  • ESR475 - Asymmetric performance welded rim
  • R475 - Symmetric performance welded rim
  • AT400 - Traditional double wall design
  • R450 - Reinforced double wall
  • DA28 - Durable performance rim
  • R380 - Performance welded rim

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 Race Silver spokes and Sapim POLYAX Brass nipples with PTFE antiseize


    You want the best value for money on the market, our essential wheels focus on what you get in the box for the best price. Our Superstar Premium Line wheels have all the bells and whistles which have to be included in the purchase price, due to customer request we are offering a cheaper option without these features to hit a lower price. Sure it would be nice to have premium SKF bearings fitted to everything but they cost a fortune, so we can slash prices by fitting standard quality bearings in line with the rest of the industry. Race Sapim spokes and brass nipples, plus rims and hubs from reputable manufacturers, mean the best bang for your buck.

    2 Year Warranty on materials and manufacturing faults

    Crash Rebuild and Free Truing policy DOES NOT apply to Essential wheels.

    We do not cover bearing failure as this is a wear and tear issue. Replacing of standard size bearings is an easy and cheap task, and part of standard maintenance

    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

    28 or 32 spoke front and rear - 2x

    Wheelset Weight:

    Stock #


    Total Weight


    R475/ESR475 - 28h



    AT400 - 28h



    R450 - 32h



    DA28 - 32h



    AT400 - 32h



    R380 - 32h


    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