Maker OG Carbon Disc


Maker OG Carbon Disc


OG = Offroad Gravel.

Build your own


The Maker OG (Offroad Gravel) is the big brother to the Maker AR (All Road.)  The AR balances road and offroad riding whereas the OG is primarily for offroad adventures with wider tyres.

This wheelset is perfectly matched to a gravel bike, cyclocross racer, or bike-packing trip.

A modified carbon layup puts more carbon in the U shape of the rim for increase durability and abrasion resistance and a higher spoke count means acts as a backcountry failsafe to deal with the extra weight of bikepacking bags.


650b Rim Design and Tyre Choice

The two rim sizes of Maker OG are designed differently.

The 650b (also known as 27.5″) version of the Maker OG uses a hookless bead better suited to 27.5″ tyre options so that when the terrain gets gnarly the OG’s burp-free tubeless bead will give you amazing grip, comfort, and traction.

Please note that the hookless bead of the 27.5″ Maker OG requires the use of a tubeless-ready tyre and has a maximum tyre pressure of 40psi.  There are no restrictions on what brand or model of tyre you can use on this rim.

700c Rim Design and Tyre Choice

The Maker OG’s 27mm bead-width allows you to install any tyre wider than 28mm.  It is tubeless-ready to work with the latest generation of tubeless-road tyres and has been painstakingly designed to be as easy as possible to install these often tight-fitting tyres.  Matched to the tubeless design is a hooked bead which allows the use of non-tubeless tyres and to provide uncompromised safety.

The Maker OG is the perfect match for 40-45mm tyres but will work equally well with 2.2″ mountain bike tyres on a drop-bar gravel bike.

Have to ride long sections of pavement to get to the good stuff?  The Maker OG’s hooked bead will allow you to inflate your tyres for minimum rolling resistance.  When the terrain gets gnarly the OG’s burp-free tubeless bead will give you amazing grip and traction.

There is no maximum tyre pressure for the 700c Maker OG rim but you’ll still need to follow the tyre’s pressure guidelines.  There are no restrictions on what brand or model of tyre you can use on this rim.


Light Weight Without Compromise

Versatility doesn’t have to come at the cost of weight.  We’ve engineered the Maker OG to have class-beating light weight to retain that fun, responsive feeling that a great pair of wheels provides without compromising on the wheelsets ability to attack rough gravel sections with confidence.

Disc Brake Specific

Disc brakes are nothing new to us at Wheelworks: While the rest of the industry tries to catch up to this ‘latest trend’ our staff bikes have been using discs for years.  The Maker OG is the latest addition to the Maker family and sports a wide profile to match the current crop of disc-road frames with ample tyre clearance. By combining the advantages in stopping power from discs, with the wind cheating profile of the Maker rim, the Maker OG Carbon Disk is a true neoclassic of carbon wheels.

Lifetime Warranty with no bullshit

If you break a Maker OG carbon rim we’ll replace it.  It doesn’t matter if it’s impact damage or JRA – we’ll cover it.  No fineprint.

The best warranty is the one you never need and our incredibly low failure rate is the reason we can offer a lifetime warranty and why you can trust our wheels.

The Maker OG is the most durable, impact-resistant rim in it’s class, and is far more durable than aluminium rims twice it’s weight.  Even a cracked Maker OG will continue to hold tubeless and be rideable.  The Maker OG won’t leave you stranded.

24 hour Warranty turn-around

We prioritise any warranty work and make it the most important job in the shop. We aim to have all warranties dealt with within 24 hours because we know how much it sucks to not ride your bike.

We don’t need to wait for approval from an overseas head-office or wait for special ‘warranty stock’ to be sent out – we just fix your wheel. Fast.

Dynamo equipped?

The additional option of a SON front dynamo hub brings light to winter commutes or overnight adventures, or can be used to charge phones and GPS devices.

We choose the SON dynamo hubs as their German precision has proven to make them the most reliable dynamos on the maker.




Every Maker wheelset is individually handbuilt which gives you the ability to fully personalise your wheelset – choose the rim depth, hubs, and decal colours.

Personalize this wheelset here in full-screen

Maker OG Disc Weights

35/35mm 35/50mm 50/50mm
DT Swiss 350s 1523g 1541g 1559g
DT Swiss 240s 1475g 1493g 1511g
Chris King R45 Disc – Steel 1555g 1573g 1591g
Chris King R45 Disc – Ceramic 1546g 1564g 1582g

Maker OG Disc Rim Info

The Maker OG Disc uses a hooked bead and tubeless-ready bed allowing the use of tubeless-ready tyres like Schwalbe’s Pro One as well as traditional inner tube’d tyres like the Continental GP5000s.  A deep internal channel allows easy fitting and removal of both tyres of tyre, and the hooked bead ensures safety is never compromised.


External Rim width 32mm
Internal Bead Width 27mm
Rim depth 35mm
Brake surface Disc-specific rim without a brake surface
Optimized tyre size 40mm to 2.2″
Minimum tyre size 28mm (max tyre pressure 110psi)
Maximum tyre size 2.5″ (max tyre pressure 50psi)
Quick release levers: Internal-cam skewers included with all quick-release disc wheels
Rim Tape: Tubeless rim tape and light weight CNC machined tubeless valves included


Tubeless Ready

This wheelset uses a tubeless-ready hooked bead allowing the use of both traditional road tyres with inner tubes fitted, or tubeless-ready tyres so regardless of what tyres you want to use we’ve got you covered.

Tubeless rimtape is fitted and a pair of light weight CNC aluminium tubeless valves is supplied.

Our attention to detail extends to the tubeless valves: serrated lockrings makes them easy to fit or remove and integrated wrench-flats are provided for super-tight valves.  The valve cores are removable for easy cleaning or for assistance while installing difficult tubeless tyres.  The inner section of the valve is optimised for our rims ensuring an easy air-tight fit.

Hub Options

All Maker wheelsets can be customised to suit your riding style, conditions and weight. Hub options include offerings from Dial, DT Swiss 240 or 350, Chris King and White Industries.

Had another brand in mind? Get in touch, we’re always excited to tailor a wheelset just for you.

Spoke Info

We use the DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spoke for all of our premium wheels.  The Aerolite has a round 2.0mm diameter head and thread, and is tapered and flattened to a 0.9×2.3mm bladed center section.

We take the excellent quality DT Swiss spokes and then apply some Wheelworks magic to them to further increase their durability.  Rather than rely on boxed spoke lengths in 2mm increments we cut each and every spoke to the exact length needed, down to 0.1mm, and then roll 10mm of beautiful new thread on our Japanese made Morizumi machine.  Exact spoke length means the spoke nipples are fully supported and eliminates nipple breakage, even when using light weight aluminium nipples.

Once our spokes are laced into your wheels they go through a rigours pre-stress procedure which eliminates any popping or pinging of the spokes and further increases their durability.

Because of our attention to detail we offer a lifetime guarantee against broken spokes on all our wheels.

Maker Warranty

We have a lifetime guarantee on the Maker because we know it will last.  You’ll never break a spoke.  Unless you whack something really hard the wheel will never go out of true. The hub’s bearings and the rim’s brake track will wear with use (that’s normal and unavoidable) but until they’re worn-out nothing strange will happen to the wheelset.  And if something weird did happen we’re here and we’ll take care of it.  We promise.

There are two types of warranty: The one where a product is produced so cheaply that it’s expected to fail and be replaced, and the type where so much effort and attention to detail goes into it’s production that the chance of failure is tiny.  Our warranty the second type.  We use only the highest quality products and we put an exorbitant amount of effort into the wheelbuilding and quality-control processes and that allows us to stand behind what we build and sell.

This warranty does not mean your lifetime, but the wheelset’s. “How long should a wheelset last for?” is not easy to answer and subject to all sorts of variables. In short, a wheel set free from abuse and neglect will go the distance; we pride ourselves in the value you will get out of our products.

This warranty is for the original owner and does not cover damage caused by improper care, negligence, normal wear and tear, accident, improper usage, or the natural breakdown of colours and materials over extended time and use.

This warranty covers the hub from material defects, spokes and rim for the life of the wheel, and workmanship.

If you have any questions about our warranty, or if you’ve experienced an issue with one of our wheels please contact us | +64 4 387 3592



After Sale Support

Our commitment to you doesn’t end once we’ve got your money:  If you have any questions maintaining or servicing your wheelset we’re here to help.  Just get in touch.

Each wheel we build is engraved with a unique number and we keep detailed records dating back over 10 years tracking details like spoke length, pre-stress procedure, and even what type of grease was used between the spoke and nipple.