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 Stinger 5 Disc Brake
This is another in our fastidious collection of wheels that can lay claim to being a fantastic all round performer. The Stinger 5 Disc Brake wheelset is equally at home escalating mountain passes as it is thundering through a cyclo cross race. In fact, think of it as a perfect wheelset for a race such as Flanders.
The wheelset is of course based around our full carbon rim that is suitable for tubular tyres and is naturally a leader within the realms of aerodynamics via it's tuned, sculpted profile.
We offer two versions of this wheel, one for standard road riding (think mountain roads and flat courses) and one for rougher stuff, namely pavé and cyclo cross. These two version are almost identical but the latter "CX" version features a wider tyre bed to futher aid tyre stability when using wider tyres across rough roads and during cyclo cross.
Lightweight, full carbon rim. Ultimate lateral stiffness
The Stinger 5 rim, optimised for use with tubular tyres, is tuned via our “Stability Control Technology” (SCT) allowing us to offer sublime aerodynamic performance. Despite a rim depth of “only” 50mm the Stinger 5, with its 28mm wide, bulbous rim profile, outperforms many of our competitor’s wheelsets, from an aerodynamic perspective, that have rim depths of up to 80mm. Despite this increased aero performance our SCT profile ensures that handling in cross winds is like that of a wheel with only 25mm of rim depth. This rim profile also boasts a wider tyre bed. This wider bed “hugs” the tubular tyre offering more stability to the tyre sidewalls. This alters the tyre-to-road “footprint” morphing it in to a shorter but wider impression that, in turn, hugely reduces rolling resistance.
The even wider "CX" version of this rim is designed to further enhance cornering and rough surface tyre stability by cradling wider pavé and cyclo cross style tyres ensuring a smoother, trouble free ride.
Full carbon rim, super lightweight and aero.
The 50mm deep, 28mm wide, bulbous profiled, full carbon rim is suitable for tubular tyres and offers a great blend of light weight climbing prowess 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 whether for the road or in cyclo cross. This increased rim width helps to stabilise the tyre sidewall, altering the tyre-to-road footprint which in turn lowers rolling resistance and aids cornering grip.
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 wheelset with Sapim CX-Ray spokes, hand laced and trued. Both front and rear wheels utilise 24 spokes built in a 2-cross pattern. This pattern ensures maximum wheel stiffness and efficiency even during all out sprints or hard uphill efforts but also copes admirably with the extra forces generated on the hubs and spokes by the improved braking performance of disc brakes.
The wheelset is completed with our own HED valve extenders.