While the common consensus is to go for a skinny, tubular tyre configuration, pumped up to super high pressures for velodrome applications we have found many benefits with ultilising wider, clincher tyres on many aging, imperfect track surfaces. In fact, through our own internal testing programs, we have found clincher tyres on our wide rims to actually lower times compared to tubular set ups on many track settings. Our Jet Plus range of track wheels offer the benefits of lowering rolling resistance via it’s widest-in-class rim bed, unbeatable aero performance thanks to the sculpted carbon rim profiles and the conveneince of being able to easily swap tyres between training and race rubber.
Introduction to the Jet 4 Plus Track
The Jet 4 Track Wheelset offers an unprecedented level of versatility. With its low weight and clincher tyre convenience it’s a fantastic choice for any track event application. The 46mm deep, wide and bulbous rim profile, aerodynamically refined and also featuring low rolling resistance via clincher tyres, means the Jet 4 Track ticks all of the boxes whether sprinting or indeed partaking in longer, endurance track events.
Wider but more aero
The Jet 4 plus Track 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. Each depth of Jet rim has it’s cross sectional profile altered individually to offer a tuned performance and enhanced direction stability no matter which rim depth is chosen.
Super stealthy, all black rims
This wheelset is completed with a stealthy look. 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 own “Sonic” High Flange hub set which is specifically designed for track applications. 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 “Sonic” high flange hubs come with 120mm spacing for compatibility with specialist track framesets. Of final note, our track hubs are then compatible with threaded track cogs of Shimano 1.29” x 24 specification.
Efficient track specific build
Stiffness and strength is integrated in to the wheelset with aero bladed spokes, hand laced and trued. Both front and rear wheels utilise 24 spokes built in a 2-cross pattern. This pattern, coupled with the high flanges on our “Sonic” track hubs ensures maximum wheel stiffness and efficiency even during all out track sprints under the most powerful riders.
The package is completed with our valve extenders and tubeless compatible, airtight rim tape.