Wind cheating aerodynamics with supreme all-weather braking performance, now with a new wide rim profile to match the latest crop of ample tyre clearance disc-road frames.
Based on the Maker AR (All-Road) platform which has been proven over the past 2 years, the Maker SLD (Super Light Disc) offers a shallower and lighter rim to create the most responsive wheelset we build.
A rim weight of only 380 grams creates an extremely responsive 1380 gram wheelset which is fast to accelerate, quick to climb, and an absolute joy to descend on.
The 23mm bead-width is perfectly matched to tyre sizes from 25mm to 32mm. The tubeless-ready profile works perfectly with the latest batch of light weight tubeless tyres, and we’ve included a hooked bead to ensure complete safety when using non-tubeless tyres and inner tubes. The wide rim and resulting low tyre pressures results in massive mid-corner grip allowing the Maker SLD to carve switchbacks like no other.
The Maker SLD is the wheelset Wheelworks wanted to build 5 years ago however at that time 23mm tyres were the norm and most road frames didn’t have the clearance to accept anything larger. Finally bike designers have realised what we’ve known for years: The combination of disc brakes, wide tyres and low tyre pressure makes for a confident, fun, and comfortable road bike.
The Maker SLD 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.
|External Rim width||28mm|
|Internal Bead Width||23mm|
|Rim depth||30mm – Will pair with a 50mm Maker AR rear|
|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||45mm (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|
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.
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