For years British CNC specialists Superstar Components have machined alloy chainrings, bashguards, GPS mounts, pedals, and the like in UK. Now, since the end of last year, they’ve brought both Road2 & V6 mountain bike hubs in-house too, and are lacing up a large catalog of stock & custom built wheels at affordable prices.
Superstar Road2 rim & V6 disc brake mountain hubs
Superstar’s newest generation of V6 disc brake mountain and Road2 rim brake road hubs are the latest to move production to their Lincoln, England factory in the East Midlands. While they had been CNC machining tons of other components in-house, Superstar felt there still weren’t enough high-quality UK-made hub options available, especially at an affordable price point (obviously Hope comes to mind for a few extra £). So they designed, prototyped & testing a new series of hubs to be milled out of 7075 T6 alloy billet, anodized over in Manchester, then brought back for finishing with Leicester-made steel pawls & engagement rings, and Swedish SKF custom sealed bearings.
Superstar V6 disc brake mountain bike hubs
The flagship of their new UK hubs are the V6. With oversized 60mm diameter flanges the 6-bolt hubs hit a reasonable weight with quality internals, modular axle compatibility, and plenty of shiny color options.
Interchangeable end caps let them get set up with QRs, 12mm & 15mm thru-axles, and both traditional or Boost spacing. There are even special Boost upgrade end caps available that will let you space out a standard set of hubs in the future if you re-dish the wheel.
That makes them a solid match for anything from all-road riding, through gravel, cross, XC, and into trail & enduro. For more gravity riding, a 20mm front option dubbed the V620 is expected to roll out next fall, with a DH version next year too.
The V6 hubs get 6 pawls with a 54 tooth engagement ring for fast engagement, and claimed weights of 190g for the front & 330g for rear hubs. V6 hubs are available in 24, 28, 32 & 36 hole drilling in ten ano colors: black, blue, gold, gunmetal gray, lime green, orange, pink, purple, red & silver. Shimano or XD/XDR freehubs bodies are also made in-house, with a Campy version coming in summer.
UK-made V6 pricing is £50 for front hubs & £130 for rear hubs (~$65/165 or ~55/145€). Superstar also offers a number of complete mountain bike wheel options, laced in-house with tubeless alloy rims starting from £300 complete.
Superstar Road2 rim brake road bike hubs
On the rim brake side of things the new UK-made Road2 hubs offer much of the same tech in a more classic setup.
You still get British machined 7075 alloy, oversized flanges & custom sealed SKF bearings.
This time it’s QR & rim brake only for more traditional road, gravel, or cross, with just 2 pawls & a 27T engagement ring in the rear. The Road2 hubs are lighter at 80g/280g and come drilled 20 front & 24 rear, in black or red ano. Shimano freehubs are available now, with XDR & Campagnolo coming soon.
Pricing is the same at £50 front / £130 rear for the hubs on their own, with complete alloy road wheelsets from £280.
40% off complete wheels – Today ONLY!
OK, so if you just read all the way down to here, there’s a very limited time special offer. Superstar are giving a blanket 40% discount on all of their complete wheelsets, including these new hubs, only available today Jan 3 GMT. Use code: OMG40 at checkout!