Jet RC4.6 Black Wheelset
The HED Jet RC4.6 Black wheelset utilises differing rim depths, making it an ideal choice for slighter, lighter riders during triathlons or undulating road races.
Hybrid rim constructions see carbon sections expertly bonded to aluminium base components. This method allows the deep carbon rim portions to reduce drag without adding too much weight, while the aluminium sections provide strength and dependability, even across rougher road surfaces. A 46mm deep front rim profile ensures stability during crosswinds, and a 60mm deep rear rim affords increased drag reduction at faster speeds.
The rims utilise HED's Turbine technology, resulting in hard black anodised and textured rim brake surfaces that improve braking in the dry by 25% and 70% in the wet compared to full carbon rims. Additionally, the rims sport 21mm wide internal measurements to help tubeless-ready and standard clincher tyres perform more efficiently.
Sonic Pro hubs spin smoothly and are linked to the rims via range-topping Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes.
A great choice for lighter riders during triathlons or fast road race parcours
Handbuilt in HED’s own Minnesota, USA based facility
Carbon/alloy hybrid rim construction for aerodynamics, control and safety
All-black Turbine braking surface is anodised and machined for shorter stopping distances
HED patented 46mm and 60mm deep rim profiles
21mm wide internal rim measurements
Tubeless-ready or standard tube-type tyre compatible
HED Sonic Pro hubs
Five-pawl, 45 ratchet freehub body
Sapim CX-Ray spokes
Radial front and two-cross rear spoke lacing patterns
Rim Material: HED carbon x alloy
Rim Type: Hooked
Tyre Compatibility: Tubeless-ready clincher or standard tube-type clincher
Rim Size: 700c
Rim Depth: Front: 46mm / Rear: 60mm
External Rim Width: Front: 25mm / Rear: 28mm
Internal Rim Width: 21mm
Effective Rim Diameter (ERD): Front: 593mm / Rear: 593mm
Rim Weight: Front: 555g / Rear: 615g
Rim Decals: Removable stickers
Braking Surface: Turbine; black anodised and textured
Recommended Brake Pad: Standard alloy
Hub Model: Front: HED Sonic Pro 515 / Rear: HED Sonic Pro 545
Hub Bearing Type: Front: 6902 2RS Radial / Rear: 6902 2RS Radial
Freehub Options: Shimano HD 9, 10, 11 & 12-speed, SRAM XDR 12-speed, Campagnolo N3W
Front Axle: 5mm quick release
Rear Axle: 5mm quick release
Build and Spokes: x 18 front in a radial pattern / x 24 rear in a 2-cross pattern
Spoke Type: Sapim CX-Ray Bladed, Front: straight pull, Rear: J-Bend
Spoke Lengths: Front: 286mm / Rear: 284mm and 288mm
Assembly Method: Hand-built in Minnesota, USA
Wheelset Weight: 1700g (Front: 700g / Rear: 1000g)
Aerodynamically Optimal Tyre Size: Front: 23mm, Rear: 25mm
Max Tyre Pressure: 23mm tyre: 80psi / 25mm tyre: 75psi / 28mm tyre: 70psi / 32mm tyre: 70psi
Includes: Alloy QR skewers, valve extenders and tool, tubeless-ready rim tape, HED wheel manual
Crash Replacement Policy: Yes, read more: HED Crash Replacement
Warranty: 5-years. Read more: HED wheels warranty
The anodised surface on Black wheels is a formulation that is harder than the cosmetic coating on many anodised aluminium rims.
With some forethought and minimal maintenance on the rider’s part it will last a long time so please take note of the following points:
1) Use of clean rubber brake pads will result in the longest life of the black surface.
2) Embedded rocks and road grit will wear the anodising much faster than rubber brake compound. Be advised that wet and/or dirty road surfaces will contaminate brake pads. The road grit in badly contaminated pads will wear the black surface.
3) If your rides are regularly on wet and/or dirty roads the hard anodised surface on the Black rims will have a shorter life than it would in dry conditions.