Jet RC6 Black Rear Wheel
The Jet RC6 Black rear wheel is ideally suited to heavily undulating, rolling or flat parcours, whether on a solo breakaway in a road race or thundering along during the triathlon bike leg.
The rim comprises a wind tunnel sculpted carbon section mated to an aluminium base component. By combining the two materials, the Jet RC6 Black ensures excellent drag reduction, low weight and guaranteed safety when braking hard on technical roads. Additionally, the aluminium braking surface is anodised and textured to reduce stopping distances by 25% in the dry and 70% in the wet compared to all carbon clincher rims.
The rim profile is patented by HED, granting industry-leading aerodynamics and class-leading stability in windy conditions, while the 21mm wide internal rim format provides additional sidewall support to tubeless-ready or standard clincher tyres. With better-supported sidewalls, tyres can realise lower rolling resistance and heightened impact resilience at lower, comfort inducing inflation pressures.
A Sonic Pro hub features ultra-smooth bearings, and the freehub has a five-pawl, 45-tooth configuration for rapid engagement under acceleration. The build is finished with Sapim CX-Ray spokes laced in a two-cross pattern at the rear.
An ideal choice for fast riding on undulating to flat parcours, whether on a road or TT/Tri bike
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 60mm deep rim profile
21mm wide internal rim measurement
Tubeless-ready or standard tube-type tyre compatible
HED Sonic Pro hub
Five-pawl, 45 ratchet freehub body
Sapim CX-Ray spokes
Two-cross spoke lacing pattern
Rim Material: HED carbon x alloy
Rim Type: Hooked
Tyre Compatibility: Tubeless-ready clincher or standard tube-type clincher
Rim Size: 700c
Rim Depth: 60mm
External Rim Width: 28mm
Internal Rim Width: 21mm
Effective Rim Diameter (ERD): 593mm
Rim Weight: 614g
Rim Decals: Removable stickers
Braking Surface: Turbine; black anodised and textured
Recommended Brake Pad: Standard alloy
Hub Model: HED Sonic Pro 545
Hub Bearing Type: 6902 2RS Radial
Freehub Options: Shimano HD 9, 10, 11 & 12-speed, SRAM XDR 12-speed, Campagnolo N3W
Rear Axle: 5mm quick release
Build and Spokes: x 24 in a 2-cross pattern
Spoke Type: Sapim CX-Ray Bladed, J-Bend
Spoke Lengths: 284mm and 288mm
Assembly Method: Hand-built in Minnesota, USA
Wheelset Weight: 1000g
Aerodynamically Optimal Tyre Size: 25mm
Max Tyre Pressure: 23mm tyre: 80psi / 25mm tyre: 75psi / 28mm tyre: 70psi / 32mm tyre: 70psi
Includes: Alloy QR skewer, valve extender 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.