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 9 Disc Brake
Our Stinger 9 Disc Brake wheelset is an “Aero Monster”. During individual efforts whether in time trials, triathlons or indeed on solo breaks, when performance is on the line, the Stinger 9 is the wheel of choice. This is the wheel to choose when chasing that elusive PB, when competing in a national championship or when trying trounce your main club rival.
Proof of this wheels performance is found within the world of pro cycling. The rim of this wheel has been used extensively in Tour de France time trials and World Championship time trials to name but a few, even when the rider is actually sponsored by another wheel manufacturer. If this isn’t testament enough to the speed of this wheel then we don’t know what is – when speed is on the line, choose the Stinger 9.
Super aerodynamic, full carbon rim
The Stinger 9’s world leading aerodynamic performance centers on its huge, 90mm deep, rim profile. This rim, full carbon in construction, is tuned, tweaked and moulded to afford a potent blend of aerodynamic performance and cross wind handling. Our “Stability Control Technology” is heavily infused in to its design. This design thesis enables us to tune the cross sectional rim profile to maximise aerodynamic performance across a huge range of wind angles and speeds all the while normalising cross wind gusts. This rim profile is also increased to a width of 28mm to smooth the tyre-to-rim junction. This further reduces drag while also increasing tyre sidewall stability. More sidewall stability morphs the tyre-to-road “footptint” in to a shorter but wider impression to reduce rolling resistance in dramatic fashion.
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 straight pull 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.