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Maker Carbon Clincher

$2,066

Maker Carbon Clincher

$2,066

Full carbon clincher road wheel with lifetime warranty

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The Maker:  A high performance customised carbon wheelset guaranteed for life

Wheelworks has been building custom wheelsets for over a decade and in that time we’ve learned a lot about what makes a great wheelset.  The Maker is the culmination of seeing what works and what doesn’t.

Our wheelbuilding process has been honed over many thousands of wheels.  We’ve studied the minutia of each and every step in the process to minimise error and inconsistency and maximise wheelset performance and durability.  Our processes are so specialized that we’ve had to develop the tooling, machinery, and software to build and maintain the quality of each and every wheelset.

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

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Maker Rim Info

Specifications

External Rim width 25mm
Internal Rim width 19mm
Rim depth 35mm, 50mm and 80mm. Mixed depths available
Brake surface Parallel brake tracks featuring high Tg resin
Brakepads: Free replacement brakepads for life (learn more)
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 (learn more)
Rim Tape: Included

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Tyre Pressure Suggestions

Maker Weights

Rim Weights:

Maker 35mm 435 grams
Maker SL 35mm 425 grams
Maker 50mm 495 grams
Maker SL 50mm 485 grams
Maker 80 645 grams

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Wheelset Weights:

DT Swiss 240s 1400 grams
White Ind T11 1435 grams
Chris King R45 1405 grams
PowerTap G3 1595 grams

Hub choices

Hub choices info

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 Brake Performance

Carbon rims have a reputation for terrible brake performance. but not so with the Maker: We worked with the industries best carbon fibre experts to ensure a brake surface and brakepad combination which develops as much or better brake power in both wet and dry conditions so you can worry about what rain jacket to wear, not whether your brakes will work.

The quality of braking was good, perhaps even close to excellent –CyclingTips

Lever ‘feel’ is different as the carbon pads have a softer initial contact with less initial bite than an aluminium rim, however raw power is the same.

The Maker’s brake track will last for a long, long time…we’ve got a few guys with 50,000kms on their Makers and the brake track is still in near perfect shape.  How?  Because the Maker-specific brakepads are designed to wear out rather than wearing the brake surface.  Maker brakepads will last around 10,000km and we supply free brakepads for the life of the wheelset.

Free Brakepads

Optimum brake performance comes from the rim and brakepad being designed in unison.  The high Tg resins and special carbon fibres embedded in the Maker rim’s brake track are perfectly matched to the Maker brakepad to give excellent performance in both wet and dry conditions.

The Maker is a wheelset designed for real-life.  When you’ve worn out your Maker brakepads simply get in touch with us and we’ll send you some new ones free of charge.

sales@wheelworks.co.nz | +64 4 387 3592

The quality of braking was good, perhaps even close to excellent –CyclingTips

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Skewers & Brakepads

Each pair of Maker wheels includes Maker-specific carbon brakepads and quick release skewers.

Our road skewers are the result of four generations of iteration and improvement and bring attention to detail to an often overlooked wheel component.

An internal-cam closure means smooth, quiet operation with a clamping force which can’t be met with external-cam designs.  A steel shaft ensures ultimate stiffness and security and the sculpted lever is comfortable in the hand and sits flush when closed.

 

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 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

sales@wheelworks.co.nz | +64 4 387 3592

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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.