HED Jet RC6 Plus Rim Brake QR Wheelset
Steve Hed and HED cycling were one of the first proponents of wider rims, which has given the company years of design, development, and testing with the various structures and materials that deliver speed and efficiency. The Jet series wheels have been worked and updated many times over the years, and are available at price points that are accessible, with proven drag reduction and speed. The 60mm deep Jet RC design receives the C2 Plus external rim width of 25mm (internal 21mm), which has not only enhanced the aero shape, but also delivered the stability you require in a high-mid aero wheelset. 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 while impacting designs that are fast and efficient today.
The 60mm deep, wide and bulbous rim profile, naturally aerodynamically refined via HED's "Stability Control Technology", means the Jet RC6 Performance also ticks all of the boxes with regards to Time Trialing and Triathlon. With an envious blend of aero performance and super crosswind handling, aero bar security is guaranteed, even if you are a rider of slighter stature. The C2 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 wider rim enhances the tire-to-rim interface which in turn offers far superior clincher tire sidewall stability and greater tire volume. As the tire is now "sitting" on the rim with an enhanced profile, the tire-to-road contact patch is morphed into a shorter, wider impression affording lower rolling resistance and increased cornering grip. Enhanced comfort is then taken care of by the increased tire volume naturally afforded by widening the tire base.
The Jet RC6 Plus Rim Brake is a 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 545 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.
- Hybrid aluminum rim-carbon fairing aero wheelset for tri, tt, road and crit racing
- 60mm rim depth slips through the air, carbon fairing bonded to aluminum HED C2 Plus rims
- Plus rims feature 25mm external rim width, with a 21 internal width
- 700c Rims are tubeless ready, and wheelset includes tubeless rim tape (no valves)
- HED 545 hubset uses cartridge bearings for smooth, serviceable use
- Bladed Sapim CX-Ray steel spokes: 18 front, 24 rear
- Braking surface is CNC alloy, use standard aluminum rim brake pads
- Alu/Steel 100/130mm QR skewers, rim tape included
- Hub compatibility: Shimano/SRAM 11-spd
- Finish: Black (White outline logos)
- Weight: 1774 grams (774g Front, 999g Rear)