With disc brakes now well and truly ensconced within the world of road bikes we naturally offer a wide selection of our wheels in a disc brake option. Our disc brake range takes our industry leading aerodynamic rims and couples these with the increased performance of a disc brake to offer the fastest combination across any course or route. From hard working all rounder through to aero thoroughbred be sure that we have the wheelset for your disc brake bike.
The Jet 4 Disc Brake Wheelset offers an unprecedented level of versatility. With its low weight and clincher tyre convenience it’s a fantastic choice for rolling, hilly sportives, hard racing in its rawest of forms or indeed fast Sunday group rides. The 46mm deep, wide and bulbous rim profile, aerodynamically refined via our “Stability Control Technology”, means the Jet 4 black also ticks all of the boxes with regards to Time Trialling and Triathlon. With an envious blend of aero performance and super cross wind handling, aero bar security is guaranteed, even if you are a rider of slighter stature.
Wider but more aero
The Jet 4 wheelset is a “hybrid” construction as we blend our aluminum “Plus” rim with an aerodynamic carbon “Skin” to offer a rim format that devastatingly optimizes clincher tyre use.
Our wide, aluminium “Plus” rim format, utilised in this wheelset, decreases rolling resistance and increases comfort. By widening the internal rim-to tyre junction to a huge 21mm we have altered the clincher tyre profile and increased its sidewall stability. This results in a morphed tyre-to-road “footprint” with the new impression being shorter in length but also fatter in width. This has major knock on effects with rolling resistance being reduced and cornering grip increased. All the while, comfort is hugely improved as much lower tyre pressure can be used due to the bigger tyre volume produced by the improved tyre cross sectional profile.
In addition to our wider “Plus” format we then add our Jet UD carbon “skin” to complete the equation. This carbon section, bonded expertly to the aluminum section, offers unrivaled drag reduction and cross wind assuredness via our “Stability Control Technology”, or SCT for short. This technology tunes the profile of a rim according to its depth to afford the best possible blend of drag reduction as well as cross wind stability through a huge range of wind angles.
Better braking, super stealthy look
This wheelset is completed with a stealthy look and increased braking performance afforded naturally via disc brakes. As already stated the rim itself is a carbon/alloy hybrid with the alloy tyre bed bonded expertly on to the carbon aero "skin". The alloy section of this rim is anodised to give a seamless all black transition from carbon to alloy lending an "en vogue" sultry aesthetic.
The rims then spin around our “545” Disc Brake hub set. This hubset features ABEC 5 hi-grade stainless bearings to minimise friction to a minimum all the while offering a good level of longevity. Our "545" disc hubs come as stock with either 12mm or 15mm thru axles at the front and 12mm at the rear. We also have a conversion available separately for standard quick release skewers allowing complete compatibility with any disc brake bike. Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo compatibility is then offered ensuring that any bike set up is catered for before a 5 pawl, 46 tooth freehub affords rapid, efficient drive engagement.
Efficient build, adapted for disc brakes
Stiffness and strength is integrated in to the wheelset with Sapim CX-Ray spokes, hand laced and trued. Both front and rear wheels utilise 24 spokes built in a 2-cross pattern. This pattern ensures maximum wheel stiffness and efficiency even during all out sprints or hard uphill efforts but also copes admirably with the extra forces generated on the hubs and spokes by the improved braking performance of disc brakes.
The package is completed with our valve extenders and tubeless compatible, airtight rim tape.