HED Jet 6 Plus Wheelset
The Plus size revolution continues with the HED Jet series wheels. The 60mm deep Jet design receives the Plus external rim width of 25mm (internal 20.7mm). HED was the company that introduced 23mm wide rims way back in 2007 and there are still competitors just getting there. The Plus rims further advanced HED's understanding of aerodynamics, wheel control, and overall stability. The Jet concept has been around too long to mention as well, and HED continues to draw excellent drag numbers off of the light carbon fairing that is bonded to an extruded aluminum rim. When it comes to aerodynamics in cycling, very few individuals can stand alongside Steve Hed and many of his early designs have proven to set standards and still measure as fast and efficient today.
The wider footprint of the Plus rim gives a more natural air flow transition from a wider tire over the rim surface. The Jet shape and profile then utilize that flow as laminar pressure, propelling the wheel as the air slips past. Aero wheels have long been fast, but riding them could be tricky in 30 degree yaw angle winds, corners, or even in groups of cyclists. The Plus rim fully stabilizes the base of the wheel and tire, giving the rider a wider contact patch, but also keeping the wheel in place. This inspires confidence, and a confident rider goes faster, with a more assertive approach to cornering, descending, and simply riding at higher speeds.
The Jet 6 Plus is a fast, cost-effective performance wheel that is great for triathlon, time trials, road or criterium racing. The rims are carried with bladed steel spokes on HED's Sonic cartridge bearing hubset. The front wheel is laced radially with 18 spokes for a clean approach into the wind and excellent lateral stiffness, and the 24 spoke rear is laced 2x on both sides for excellent power transfer, lateral stiffness and vertical compliance. HED has even made the Plus rim tubeless ready, for those who prefer to run tubeless tires and sealant. Rim tape is provided and can be run with tubes or tubeless. Steel skewers and valve extenders are also included. The consistent braking surface is CNC aluminum alloy, so standard brake pads work best. HED recommends a minimum tire width of 22mm, but most people will run a 23-25mm tire to best take advantage of the Plus rim width. If you are looking for an affordable, minimal fuss, aerodynamically proven, stable, high performance wheelset, look no further than the HED Jet 6 Plus.
- Excellent wider rim, carbon fairing aero wheelset for tri, tt, road and crit racing
- 60mm rim depth slips through the air, carbon fairing bonded to aluminum Plus rims
- Plus rims feature 25mm external rim width, with a 20.7 internal width
- 700c Rims are tubeless ready, and wheelset includes tubeless rim tape
- HED Sonic hubset uses cartridge bearings for smooth, serviceable use
- Bladed steel spokes: 18 front, 24 rear
- Braking surface is CNC alloy, use standard aluminum rim brake pads
- Hub compatibility: Shimano 9,10,11
- Steel skewers, valve extenders and rim tape included
- Weight: 1698 grams/ set