HED Jet Disc wheel review

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£799

HED Jet Disc wheel

BikeRadar verdict

60.0 out of 5 stars

"A cost-effective, comfortable long-haul wheel that handles well and has clean aerodynamics"

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9.00am By

One of the cheaper, good quality discs to be found comes from one of the most experienced aero cycling component makers. The result is a reliably cost-effective, conventional tyre rear end for any bike.

HED save money by essentially carbon skinning a standard spoked rear wheel. The ‘substrate wheel’ is hand built using their top C2 aluminium clincher rim with a broad 23mm tyre-fattening profile that matches the bulged toroidal section created by the carbon-fibre skins.

These flexible ultra-thin skins keep the aerodynamics clean, but allow the rear wheel to suck up bumps more smoothly than solid discs, making this a very comfortable long-haul wheel. It handles well through turns and blustery conditions and, despite the drumskin sides, it’s not as noisy as the full carbon sets. High weight and soft feel mean it is slow to accelerate though.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine.

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Specification

Name:
Jet Disc wheel(11)
Brand:
HED
Price:
£799

Features:
• C2 Scandium platform • Light weight FR 1K carbon aero section • Skewer, rim tape and valve extender included • Clincher or Alloy Tubular • Rider weight limit 190lbs • Stallion build available for riders 191-225lbs • Available in Power Tap or track model
Weight (g):
1353

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