Jet RCD Performance, Disc Brake Wheel (2021)

Jet RCD Performance, Disc Brake Wheel (2021)


Our Jet RCD Performance "Disc2" wheel offers a potent blend of raw aerodynamic performance and optimsed clincher tyre performance... Read more below

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With disc brakes now well and truly ensconced within the world of road bikes we naturally offer a wide selection of our wheels in a disc brake option. Our disc brake range takes our industry leading aerodynamic rims and couples these with the increased performance of a disc brake to offer the fastest combination across any course or route. From hard working all rounder through to aero thoroughbred be sure that we have the wheelset for your disc brake bike.


Introduction to the Jet RCD Performance"Disc2" Disc Brake Wheel

Our Jet RCD Performance "Disc2" wheel offers a potent blend of raw aerodynamic performance and optimsed clincher tyre performance while pairing it with the enhanced braking of disc brakes. 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 Performance "Disc2" 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 Performance "Disc2" disc wheel uses a “hybrid skeletal” construction that comprises the carbon, aero sculpted sides and aluminum tyre junction. 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 wheelsets. 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.


Slick hubs

The rims then spin around our "545" Disc Brake hub set. This hubset features ABEC 5 hi-grade stainless bearings to minimise friction to a minimum all the while offering a good level of longevity. Our "545" disc hubs come as stock with either 12mm or 15mm thru axles at the front and 12mm at the rear. We also have a conversion available separately for standard quick release skewers allowing complete compatibility with any disc brake bike. Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo compatibility is then offered ensuring that any bike set up is catered for before a 5 pawl, 46 tooth freehub affords rapid, efficient drive engagement.


Efficient build, adapted for disc brakes

Stiffness and strength is integrated in to the wheel via J-Bend Sapim CX-Ray spokes, hand laced and trued. The wheel utilises spokes built in a 2-cross pattern. This pattern ensures maximum wheel stiffness and efficiency and copes admirably with the extra forces generated on the hubs and spokes by the improved braking performance of disc brakes.