Jet RC4 Black Wheelset
Back in stock: Monday 18th July 2022
An excellent choice for road races, gran fondos or windy days on the triathlon bike, the Jet RC4 Black wheels seamlessly blend speed, control and comfort. The construction of the rims sees aluminium used as the main structure and carbon skins used to form the patented 46mm deep aero profile. Utilising this hybrid format grants drag reduction and low weight without sacrificing strength and safety.
HED’s Turbine technology textures and black anodises the braking surface to reduce stopping distances by 25% in the dry and up to 70% in the wet compared to all carbon clincher rim brake wheels. What’s more, these stopping distances are improved without risking overheating and clincher tyre blow-outs.
An internal rim width of 21mm affords excellent support to tyre sidewalls, reducing their rolling resistance and improving compliance at lower inflation pressures. Additionally, the hooked inner rim structure allows the rider to choose between the fastest tubeless-ready or standard clincher tyres.
The build is completed with slick Sonic Pro hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes.
A multifaceted performer suitable for any ride
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 deep rim profile
21mm wide internal rim measurement
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: 46mm
External Rim Width: 25mm
Internal Rim Width: 21mm
Effective Rim Diameter (ERD): 593mm
Rim Weight: 555g
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: 1605g (Front: 700g / Rear: 905g)
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.