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HED - Jet 6 Plus Black

HED Jet 6 Plus Black

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$1,664.00 Original price:$2,080.00
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    Tech Specs

    Rim Material:
    [fairing] carbon fiber, [braking surface] aluminum
    Wheel Size:
    Tire Type:
    tubeless, clincher
    Rim Depth:
    Rim Width:
    [internal] 21mm, [external] 25mm
    Brake Compatibility:
    HED Sonic black
    Front Axle:
    9mm quick-release
    Rear Axle:
    130mm quick-release
    included (titanium)
    Sapim CX-Ray
    Spoke Count:
    18 / 24
    Claimed Weight:
    Recommended Use:
    road cycling, triathlon
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    2 years

    Jet 6 Plus Black

    If you're an advanced enough initiate in your craft to be eyeing 60mm rims, then you probably don't need us to extol the virtues of the magic feeling aerodynamic wheels like HED's Jet 6 Plus Black bestow at speed. You're probably also familiar with the negative qualities of braking that tend to afflict deep carbon rims, and this is where we — or more precisely, the Jet 6 Plus Black wheels — can educate you.

    Instead of dodgy, screaming carbon brake tracks, the Jet 6 Black rims feature a specially machined and anodized alloy surface that HED calls Turbine Braking Technology. This surface nets claimed reductions in stopping distance of 25% and 70% in dry and wet conditions, respectively, and a 5x increase in braking consistency. Keeping in mind that this is in comparison to aluminum rims, not carbon, it's safe to assume that the Jet 6 Black wheels provide the most consistent braking in their category. We suspect that HED's unwillingness to divulge the secrets behind those gains might have less to do with the fact that it's jealously-guarded proprietary technology and more to do with the fact that it's some sort of black magic. Maybe.

    But you're here primarily for speed, not stopping, and HED also knows that faster speeds require a heightened sense of control that's often at odds with wheels of this depth. HED's Stability Control Technology (SCT), which reduces force put on the wheels by side winds at 0-15 degree yaw angles. This makes the Jet 6's 60mm depth handle with the intuitive predictability of a 30 or 40mm deep wheel with a true NACA airfoil cross section when the wind gets unruly.

    The rims' aerodynamic savings are compounded by a reduction in the rolling resistance because of the Jet 6's 25mm wide C2 rims. C2 rims increase the tire's volume and contact patch for lower rolling resistance, more grip in corners, and a more vertically-oriented side wall that is better able to deform around irregularities in the road surface — all of which translates to being able to run a lower PSI for increased comfort without sacrificing efficiency. The tire shape also means the transition air makes from the edge of the tread to the end of the rim is smoother, resulting in still less aerodynamic drag.

    The Sonic Black hubs are virtually the same as the previous Sonic models, running ABEC5 bearings on oversized axles with wide flanges for a stiff, lateral bracing angle for more efficient power transfer. Both quick-release skewers have titanium shafts, and the ratchet ring in the rear hub is also titanium.

    Please note that HED suggests using brand new brake pads with the Jet 6 Plus Black wheels. The same metal shavings that hide out in used pads and tend to destroy carbon wheels may also damage the Black rims' finish.

    • HED's Jet Plus aluminum rim and carbon fairing with an all-black aesthetic
    • Eliminates the safety compromises of rim brake carbon clinchers
    • 60mm depth adds speed everywhere on your ride
    • 21mm internal width pairs better with today's wider rubber
    • Tubeless compatible to fend off flats and allows for lower tire pressures
    • Turbine Braking Technology uses special machining and anodizing for 25% shorter stopping distances in the dry and 70% shorter in the wet

    Totally impressed, couldn't be happier

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    My first aero wheelset I have ever owned and shopped around for a long time to find the right one; I like descending in my local mountains and having quality braking is a must, but i also wanted something very aero for my local group rides. Wow. First two rides to the top of the mountain it was raining pretty hard, and the braking and wheelset held up just as advertised, and put a huge grin on my face knowing I got the perfect wheelset. Additionally, the aero feeling of these wheels, even in heavy wind, were totally stable and i feel any weekend warrior would have no problem spinning these around. I purchased the 60mm over the 40mm due to added aero and lack of a penalty in weight (100 grams or something nominal). After riding these i have begun to recommend them to all my friends. Get all the aero benefits of carbon, yet brake close to the level of disc, without the weight penalty. Thank you HED and thanks Backcountry for the great customer product and supporter. Very happy customer.

    Totally impressed, couldn't be happier

    Welcome improvement to some great wheels

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I loved the original Jet 6 wheels, but the addition of the Turbine brake track is a welcome enhancement. Now you can fly on flat terrain and brake with confidence in the hills. The Jet 6 Black combine HED's already fantastic 60mm aero profile with it's Turbine braking innovation. The aluminum clincher construction is very durable and predictable, and quieter, as compared to an all carbon construction. The extra care required when handling the carbon fairings (e.g. storage and transport) is a worthwhile trade-off. I have other HED wheels with this Turbine brake track and it has not faded in several thousand miles.