Our Jet C2 disc wheel grants performance in abundance. It is based around our original 23mm wide C2 rim technology that we pioneered way back in 2007. This wider rim is combined with our aerodynamically manipulated carbon sides to create a disc wheel capable of incredibly low drag numbers and clincher tyre optimization resulting in a tremendous boost of speed in all solo efforts against the clock (Please note that the tubular tyre version of this wheel is obviously designed for tubular tyres so the enhanced clincher tyre performance traits just described wouldn't apply to the tubular version of this wheel) The Jet C2 s a little narrower than our “Plus” range of disc wheels so is better suited for use with frames that have very tight clearances.
Radical, organic, aero profile
What makes the Jet C2 Disc so quick is its radical aerodynamic profile. Starting its journey at the 23mm 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 C2 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 C2 wheelset. This 23mm wide rim increases the width of the tyre base that in turn alters 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 offers increased ride comfort.
Our own “Sonic” hub is utilized within the build featuring super grade ABEC 5 stainless bearings and an over sized axel. This oversized axel, 15mm in diameter, reduces deflection and peak loads on any point within the bearing race in turn reducing rolling resistance and extending bearing life. Serviceability is taken care of via two simple 5mm allen keys and Shimano/SRAM & Campagnolo compatibility is offered ensuring any rider is catered for.