This wheelset is, quite simply, performance personified. With a rim depth of 60mm that has a tuned profile to lower drag across any wind angle the Jet 6 Plus is a stalwart to riders when they request unprecedented levels of drag reduction and sublime handling. No matter the genre of aerodynamic application the Jet 6 Plus will perform, pigeonholing it as one of those “fit and forget” components.
Countless pro and amateur riders alike utilise the Jet 6 Plus as their “go to” wheelset during triathlons while Time Trial specialists make devastating use of it as their front wheel, even when the UK is battered by winds from the Atlantic. Sportive riders will bludgeon their way along rolling routes while weekend warriors will look great at the café stop as they wait for their riding buddies, previously dropped during the final “pre-cake” surge.
Wide and Aero
The rim is at the heart of this wheel and it features our “hybrid” Plus rim format. This format utilises our wide aluminium plus rim as the “base” component to which a UD carbon aerodynamically tuned “skin” is expertly bonded.
The 25mm wide aluminium part of the rim is designed to optimise clincher tyre use to unprecedented levels and is basically the same that we use within our Ardennes Plus range of wheels. By widening the rim-to-tyre interface the tyre “sits” in a much superior fashion altering its cross sectional profile and increasing sidewall stability. This alters the tyre-to-road “footprint” making it shorter but wider with resulting lower rolling resistance and increased cornering grip being experienced by the rider. The altered tyre profile then affords more internal volume which, in turn, promotes advanced levels of comfort
This aluminum “base” rim then receives our UD carbon “skin”. This 60mm profile is tuned and sculpted via our “Stability Control Technology” (SCT). This allows the Jet 6 Plus to perform, aerodynamically speaking, better than most of our competitors offerings of 80mm depth and above all the while handling like a much shallower wheel. The result is that our Jet 6 Plus can be used without debate in time trials, triathlons or rolling road races and sportives such is its versatility.
Slick rolling, super power transfer
These rims then roll around our own “Sonic” hubset. Featuring super grade stainless bearings these hubs also feature oversized axels. A 12mm diameter axel at the front and a 15mm diameter at the rear reduces peak forces on the bearing race circumference, improving rolling performance and increasing bearing life to previously unheard of levels. Full Shimano/SRAM & Campagnolo compatibility is offered as standard before a maintenance friendly arrangement allows servicing via the use of two simple 5mm allen keys.
Supreme aerodynamics and power transfer are then added with the use of Sapim CX-Ray spokes. The front wheel exhibits eighteen spokes, laced in a radial pattern, affording even more drag reduction to an already slippery configuration while the rear wheel utilises 24 spokes, built in a 2-cross pattern. This pattern ensures maximum rear wheel stiffness and efficiency even during all out sprints or hard uphill efforts but also helps to normalise spoke tensions whether drive or non-drive.
- RIM TYPE: Tubeless-ready clincher
- RIM DEPTH: 60mm
- RIM WIDTH: 25mm
- INTERNAL RIM WIDTH: 21mm
- BRAKING SURFACE: Standard CNC alloy
- RECOMMENDED BRAKE PAD: Standard alloy pad
- HUB MODEL: Hed 545 Straight Pull
- BUILD AND SPOKES: 18/24 std or 20/28 Stallion
- SPOKE TYPE: Bladed steel
- WHEEL SIZE: 700c
- WHEEL SET WEIGHT: 1,698g
- RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZE: 22mm+
- RIDER WEIGHT: Standard: <102kg / Stallion: 102-110kg
- INCLUDES: Steel Skewers, Valve Extenders, Tubeless-Ready Rim Tape
About The Brand
Always at the forefront of innovation HED wheels are the most advanced in their field. The introduction of the first disc wheel and their first aero spoked wheel during the 80’s signalled their arrival. Ever since, HED wheels have continued to evolve, always being the first to push new performance boundaries.