Introducing our UK made V6 Road Disc Hubs built on the new 2020 VENN VAR37 TCD Filament Wound Carbon disc rim range. The new benchmark for performance for carbon fibre wheels. 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.
While searching for the right manufacturer for the next generation of Superstar Components custom carbon rims to replace the ledgendary AM Carbons and Road Carbon, we discussed with a provider of the latest filiment wound carbon technology. As their inhouse VENN branded rims were so good we decided to just build our wheels with them on our high end UK manufactured hubsets!
We werent going to goto the usual cheap carbon wholesalers and sell a rebadged mediocre product like most value brands out there (often with a premium pricetag!). These are packed with interesting and innovative technology, ready to step your performance upto the next level.
VAR filament winding process utilises slit tape towpreg to accurately lay up the carbon fiber in an automated, computer controlled process. The use of preimpregnated carbon fiber tape allows us to use the latest resins that offer the optimal blend of high glass transition temperature (Tg), toughness and impact resistance. Var rims can therefore be used in challenging conditions.
The profile of the Var 37 TCD rim was developed to offer the best aerodynamics when used with 25-28mm tires. The external width of 28mm optimizes the airflow in combination with wider tires, while the internal width of 21mm ensures that the wider tires achieve a stable, round profile. The rim width also means that the rims are laterally very stiff while the filament winding process ensures that the rims remain vertically compliant due to the 45 degree fiber layup bias. The combination of these features results in very fast, safe handling wheels that can be used in any conditions.
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:
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.
24 spoke front -2x
24 spoke rear - 2x
VENN VAR37 TCD Rim - 37mm deep section
21mm internal, 28mm external
700c - Pair 1535g
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: