Our Jet RCD Black disc wheel offers a potent blend of raw aerodynamic performance and optimsed clincher tyre performance. A “Hybrid Skeletal” construction mating our wide “Plus” rim format with aero carbon “skins” is utilised to devastating effect within the build. This unison allows us to fully tune the aerodynamic profile in to a yaw beating, organic structure while also enabling us to maximise clincher tyre performance to previously unheard of levels. Our new, ultra stealthy, all black brake finish adds a super aesthetic while also offering much enhanced braking performance.
Radical, organic, aero profile
What makes the Jet RCD Black Disc so quick is its radical aerodynamic profile. Starting its journey at the 25mm wide tyre junction this profile holds this maximum width until about 70mm of wheel depth before it tapers, giving an unusual bulbous appearance. From this narrow point the carbon sides then start to flare outwards again, albeit steadily, until the hub junction as met in full integrated fashion. It’s this wave like profile that reduces drag to astonishingly low numbers. The closed carbon sides offer drag reduction in much the same manner as any other disc wheel but it’s the irregular shape that allows airflow to remain attached to the wheel for longer all the while taking advantage of the increased performance traits of the wider, quicker clincher tyre. The result is that speed and stability across all wind angles are massively improved upon with “stalling”, the wind angle that renders a wheel aerodynamically inferior, is eradicated.
Hybrid construction. Ruthless clincher tyre performance
The Jet RCD Black disc wheel uses a “hybrid skeletal” construction that comprises the carbon, aero sculpted sides and aluminum tyre junction/braking surface. This aluminium section is actually a complete rim structure in itself that is joined to the hub with Sapim CX-Ray spokes to form a regular wheel. This wheel then acts as the base structure that the carbon sides are then expertly bonded on to.
The aluminium portion of this wheel is actually the very same that we use in our Ardennes Black wheelset. This 25mm external & 21mm internal width rim increases the measurement of the tyre base that in turn changes the clincher tyre profile to offer much increased sidewall stability. This altered tyre profile morphs the tyre-to-road “footprint” making the impression wider but shorter. This massively reduces rolling resistance and increases cornering grip while the extra tyre volume afforded by the new tyre profile allows the use of much lower tyre pressures enhancing ride comfort to new levels.
This aluminium section of the wheel features our all black “turbine” finish. This not only looks fantastic, especially in conjunction with the full carbon disc sides but also hugely improves braking performance. With its textured surface 25% shorter stopping distances in the dry and 70% in the wet have been recorded and verified further increasing the Jet RCD Black Disc wheels comprehensiveness.
Our Jet RCD Black spins around our “545” hub set. This hubset features ABEC 5 hi-grade stainless bearings that rotate on an oversize 15mm axle. The use of this oversized axels reduces deflection and peak loads on any one point throughout the bearing race minimizing rolling resistance and increasing longevity. Full, easy serviceability is also catered for and can be performed via two simple 5mm allen keys. Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo compatibility is offered ensuring that any bike set up is catered for before a 5 pawl freehub offers rapid drive engagement.
A full resulting weight of 1255g is then complemented with our light weight titanium quick release skewers complete a comprehensive package.