With many a track rider now choosing clincher tyres down to ultimate conveneince there is still a distinct sector of velodrome traditionalists who see no reason to veer away from the supple ride, light weight and wide range of useable tyre pressures afforded by the faithful tubular tyre. We have to agree that there is something special about the heritage of tubs, the feel of satisfaction upon doing a great gluing job, the ability to fine tune the ride via a huge range of tyre pressures and indeed the spritely ride characteristics.
Our Stinger range of track wheels offers a multitude of rim depths, all based around our supremely aerodynamic, full carbon tubular rim allowing you to specify your wheelset depending on track event preference.
Introduction to the Stinger 3 Track
The Stinger 3 Track wheelset is based around our full carbon tubular rim that is suitable for tubular tyres. This rim has a sculpted cross section that is aerodynamically tuned to offer the fastest, most stable ride per rim depth within the industry.
Featuring outstanding levels of lateral stiffness and vertical compliance the 33mm deep, 25mm wide, bulbous profiled, full carbon Stinger 3 rim offers a great blend of light weight and, due to the “Stability Control Technology” tuned profile, fantastic aerodynamic performance despite its relatively shallow depth. The increased rim width is designed to work harmoniously with the new breed of wider tubular tyres. This increased rim width helps to stabilise the tyre sidewall, altering the tyre-to-track footprint which in turn lowers rolling resistance and aids fast, nimble direction changes.
The rims then spin around our own “Sonic” High Flange hub set which is specifically designed for track applications. 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 “Sonic” high flange hubs come with 120mm spacing for compatibility with specialist track framesets. Of final note, our track hubs are then compatible with threaded track cogs of Shimano 1.29” x 24 specification.
Efficient track specific build
Stiffness and strength is integrated in to the wheelset with aero bladed spokes, hand laced and trued. Both front and rear wheels utilise 24 spokes built in a 2-cross pattern. This pattern, coupled with the high flanges on our “Sonic” track hubs ensures maximum wheel stiffness and efficiency even during all out track sprints under the most powerful riders.
The package is completed with our HED valve extenders.