Wide rim profile to match the latest crop of ample tyre clearance disc-road frames.
The Maker AR: A high performance customised carbon wheelset guaranteed for life and designed for the modern generation of disc-road bikes.
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 AR 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.
The Maker AR 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 GP4000s. A deep internal channel allows easy fitting and removal of both tyres of tyre, and the hooked bead ensures safety is never compromised.
Which Maker disc brake wheelset is best?
The Maker Disc is designed for road usage with 23-28mm tyres.
The Maker AR Disc is designed for road and offroad usage with 25-35mm tyres
The Maker CX Disc is designed for cyclocross and gravel use with a wide range of tyres.
Every Maker wheelset is individually handbuilt which gives you the ability to fully personalise your wheelset – choose the rim depth, hubs, and decal colours.
|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|
|External Rim width||28mm|
|Internal Rim width||21mm|
|Rim depth||35mm, 50mm. Mixed depths available|
|Brake surface||Disc-specific rim without a brake surface|
|Optimized tyre size||23mm to 28mm (max tyre pressure 95psi)|
|Minimum tyre size||23mm|
|Maximum tyre size||40mm (max tyre pressure 50psi)|
|Quick release levers:||Internal-cam skewers included with all quick-release disc wheels|
|Rim Tape:||Tubeless rim tape included|
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.
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.
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 so we can’t give you a definitive answer but you’ll get your money’s worth.
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 colors and materials over extended time and use.
If you have any questions about our warranty, or if you’ve experienced an issue with one of our wheels please contact us
firstname.lastname@example.org | +64 4 387 3592
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.