Ares 4

Shockingly light. Blindingly fast.

Redesigned for 2014, the Ares4 speeds over the scales at a mere 1375g. Pulling from Rolf Prima's history of aerodynamic insights, the Ares4 combines our weight savings and wind cutting paired spoke technology with the real world and wind tunnel perfected aerodynamic Delta rim profile.

Are you on the razor line of the cutting edge? Breathe easy, for 2014 the Ares4 is also available with disc brake compatible hubs.








  Ares 4 Ares 4 disc Ares 6 Ares 8 58RSC Disc
Wheel size 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c
Weight 1375g
[605g/770g]
1590g
[745g/845g]
1560g
[690g/870g]
1790g [795g/995g]
1920g [835g/1085g]

1330g

Spoke count 16/16 20/20 16/16 12/16 16/20 n/a
Spoke type Bladed CX-Ray Bladed CX-Ray Bladed CX-Speed Bladed CX Bladed CX-Speed n/a
Rim depth 42mm 42mm 60mm 80mm 58mm n/a
Rim width 27mm Delta 27mm Delta 27mm Delta 21mm 19mm 20mm
Rim Material Carbon clincher Carbon clincher Carbon clincher Carbon clincher Carbon clincher w/ alloy brake track Carbon clincher
Hubset TdF5.5 XST+ TdF5.5 TdF5.5 TdF3.0  
Bearings Ceramic cartridge Ceramic cartridge Ceramic cartridge Ceramic cartridge Steel cartridge Steel cartridge
Freehub Material CNC machined Titanium CNC machined Titanium CNC machined Titanium CNC machined Titanium Forged aluminum Forged aluminum
Freehub Compatible Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 10/11 Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 10/11 Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 10/11 Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 10/11 Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 10/11 Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo 10/11
Available as PowerTap Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
QR Skewers Titanium Steel Titanium Titanium Steel Titanium
Technology




 
Aero rating
Category Road Race, Triathlon, Time Trial, training Road Race, training Road Race, Triathlon, Time Trial, training Triathlon, Time Trial, training Road Race,Triathlon, Time Trial, training Triathlon, Time Trial
MSRP $2299 $2399 $2299 $2499 $1299 $1699
*Aero rating is comparing models within the Carbon clincher family only

Hero Program
product accessoriesPrima Plus Programproduct accessories

Extras: Rolf Prima Ares4 wheel set includes quick release skewers, reinforced rim strips, carbon specific brake pads, valve extenders and padded double wheel bag.