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 6 Plus Track
This wheelset is, quite simply, performance personified. With a rim depth of 60mm that has a tuned aerodynamic profile the Jet 6 Plus Track is a stalwart to riders when they request unprecedented levels of drag reduction and sublime handling. No matter the discipline the Jet 6 Plus Track will perform, pigeonholing it as one of those “fit and forget” components.
Quick rolling, super aero
The rim is at the heart of this wheel and it features our “hybrid” construction technology. This technology mates our aluminium “Plus” rim with our aero refined UD carbon “skin” to offer unbelievable performance in conjunction with the new breed of wider, quicker, clincher and tubeless tyres.
Our super wide aluminum “Plus” rim is designed to optimise clincher and tubeless tyre use to unprecedented levels. The internal measurement is a huge 21mm and by widening this 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 promotes advanced levels of comfort via much lower tyre pressures.
A UD carbon aero “skin” is then bonded expertly to this aluminium “base” rim. This 60mm, tuned and sculpted carbon profile allows the Jet 6 to perform, aerodynamically speaking, better than most of our competitors offerings of 80mm depth and above all the while steering with the precision of a much shallower wheel. This carbon profile is manipulated via our “Stablity Control Technology” or SCT for short. This technology ensures that, for any given rim depth, the wheel will exhibit the best possible drag reduction and steering stability.
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.