Affordable carbon wheels
directly from the factory
You’ll Love Riding Your Equator Wheels
While Equator wheels are incredibly light, we strike a great balance with durability. Saving weight on rotating components is felt almost twice as much as on static parts.
Strength and low deformation of carbon means smaller losses when transmitting power. This maximises the amount of your energy being converted into going faster.
Higher profiles means better aerodynamics. Not only does it help you save time, but the design also increases stability and control, especially at higher speeds.
We have an international service network to help keep your wheelset in tune with you bike. We also make sure to use globally available components.
These are simply tubular racing wheels with great acceleration. Low weight is a big advantage in hills where it saves lots of power.
Others Already Ride Them
Equators will give you an amazing ride whether you race professionally, or simply enjoy getting outside on your bike. Equator wheelsets are used by teams: WSA Greenlife (Austria), BMS Birn (Denmark), Favorit Brno or Dukla Trenčín, and also by triathletes like Filipa Ospalého, Petra Vabrouška and Petru Krejčovou.
20 years of experience in building
We have more than 20 years of experience making carbon components for well known brands, with over 70 of our own patents. 7 years ago we started selling our own brands; Equinox and then Equator. There are many expensive components on the market; we wanted to offer an affordable option without compromising on weight, quality and safety. Equator offers affordable carbon wheels for everyone.
The rim is made of quality Japanese Toray T700 and T800 carbon fibres. Prepreg (weaving of the sheets of carbon) is done in our factory meaning the manufacturing process is fully under our control.
Resin used on the rim body is enhanced with Nanocarbon tubes (NCT) which significantly increase stiffness, resistance to shattering and allow us to use less resin and therefore make lighter wheels.
PowerWay R13 hubs weigh 285 grams and they make a fine-tuned system with sealed Enduro bearings.
Sapim spokes are beautifully crafted and you can get them anywhere. External spoke nipples allow tensioning without removing the tyre.
A basalt brake track increases mechanical and heat resistance along with resin which has a higher transition glass (Tg) temperature, providing durable and effective breaking performance.
A toroidal “U” shape has better aerodynamics than the standard “V” shape or other profiles. Similar to why plane wings are not sharp but round at the front.
We use a “Pressure Bag Molding” method when baking the wheels. It means that inside every rim a support is inflated to push it against the outer mold. This minimizes the amount of unwanted resin in the system, keeping the weight down. After hardening is complete the support is deflated and taken out so no excessive material or even foam template is left inside.
Finally, holes are reinforced with additional layers of carbon that prevent breaking the nipple bed during strong pulling or high torsion.
The secret of high prices from big brands
It’s usually like this: Wheels are made by manufacturer ($), then sent to country distributors ($$) sold by sales people ($$$) and then shipped to stores and e-shops ($$$$), who will sell them to customers. Let’s not forget about marketing and sponsoring where big brands spend incredible sums of money. ($$$$$).
All of these costs come back to the customer.
We at Equator do it differently. You will still get good wheels but don’t pay that much for a logo. Or a whole line of middlemen. Or expensive marketing. Or professional teams that get paid for wearing our logos on their jerseys. On the other hand it doesn’t end for us with the sale – we will provide you with service and advice to make sure you get the best possible experience.
|Model||Rim (height x width x inside)||Weight / Pair||Max. Rider Weight|
|Equator 45 (tubular)||45 x 25 mm||1430 g||100 kg|
|Equator 50 (tubular)||50 x 21 mm||1390 g||95 kg|
|Equator 80 (tubular)||80 x 25 mm||1620 g||105 kg|
|Equator 38C disk (clincher-disc)||38 x 24 x 16 mm||1590 g||100 kg|
|Equator 45C (clincher)||45 x 24 x 16 mm||1610 g||105 kg|
|Equator 50C (clincher)||50 x 27 x 19 mm||1660 g||110 kg|
Maximum weight difference from the listed one is up to 7%.
|Model||Profil ráfku||Hmotnost / pár||Váhový limit jezdce|
|Equator 45 (galuska)||25 x 45 mm||1430 g||100 kg|
|Equator 50 (galuska)||21 x 50 mm||1390 g||95 kg|
|Equator 80 (galuska)||25 x 80 mm||1620 g||105 kg|
|Equator 38C disk (plášť-disk)||16 x 24 x 38 mm||1590 g||100 kg|
|Equator 45C (plášť)||16 x 24 x 45 mm||1610 g||105 kg|
|Equator 50C (plášť)||19 x 27 x 50 mm||1660 g||110 kg|
|Finish:||Matte black (UD)|
|Rim:||Full-carbon rim, Japanese Toray T700 and T800 fibers, NCT (Nanocarbon Tube) enhanced epoxy lowers weight and prevents shattering|
|Braketrack:||Basalt in combination with thermal resistant resin|
|Manufacturing method:||Pressure Bag Forming|
|Hubs:||PowerWay R13 for Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo|
|Bearings:||Sealed Enduro bearings (2 front, 4 back)|
|Spokes:||SAPIM Race or CX Ray for disc brakes|
|Holes:||20/24 (front/back), 24/24 for disc brakes|
|Maximum pressure:||Up to 8 bar for clinchers, for tubulars follow the manufacturer's suggestions|
|In package:||Quick-releases, brake pads (8 pcs), rim tape (only for clinchers)|
Order now, the shipping is included
The wheels are going to be delivered by March 21. for most of the models and April 16. 2018 for disc brake model.
We ship from our EU warehouse. Maximum weight difference from the listed one is up to 7%.
All wheels are
build by hand
2 years warranty
on construction defects
Common parts for
14 days to return
Still not decided?
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Cycling Team Manager, Sports Director and former cyclist