A Jet 6 Plus wheel is used for the front and, with a 60mm rim depth, it reduces drag regardless of the conditions, and provides sublime handling for confidence in corners. The Jet 9 Plus rear wheel is aerodynamically unassailable and has been used in winning Tour de France and World Championship time trial performances and numerous Ironman championships. Despite having a 90mm deep rim, the ‘Stability Control Technology’ (SCT) manipulated carbon ‘skin’ means it can perform like a much shallower wheel, making it suitable for windy conditions, unlike many deep section wheels available.
The heart of the wheels, the rim, feature HED’s ‘hybrid’ Plus format; a wide aluminium plus rim is bonded to a UD carbon aerodynamic ‘skin’. This design optimises clincher use as the rim-to-tyre interface is widened to alter the cross sectional profile and increase sidewall stability. This change in ‘footprint’ to make it shorter and wider results in a lower rolling resistance, more grip in corners and improved comfort.
The Carbon FR Sonic hubset has super high grade ABEC 5 stainless bearings rotating around oversized axels – 12mm at the front and 15mm at the rear – reducing peak forces for improved rolling performance and increased bearing life.
Aerodynamic Sapim CX-Ray spokes – 18 on the front, and 24 on the rear – make the perfect pairing and tie the rim to the hubset. Up front, this reduces drag and at the rear, ensures maximum stiffness and efficiency.