The final 1000 meters leading to the finish line - at the Tour there is a red
pennant marking the last kilometer. At the Giro, riders hit the Ultimo
Kilometro. When the race gets to the Flamme Rouge, nothing is held back. The
sprinters trains are at full speed, or the breakaway riders are eying each other
tensely, or the climbers are grimacing as they struggle for the valuable seconds
that could put them on the top step. The Flamme Rouge marks the point where you
give it everything.
It marks the same thing for HED. Flamme Rouge wheels are the ultimate. If it can
save weight or save watts, Hed uses it.
The aero section on the Hed Jet 9 Flamme Rouge Tubular Rear Bicycle Wheel is
molded from a stiffer and lighter Uni fabric, saving 54 g per rim. Flamme Rouge
Sonic hubs are built to the same exacting tolerances as regular Sonics, but
reduce weight with a carbon hub shell. Abec5 bearings are used for durability
and low rolling resistance. Ti skewers are lighter than stock steel ones. The C2
alloyed rims on FR wheels are lighter, stronger, and stiffer than unalloyed
For 2012 Jets are tuned with HED's proprietary SCT (Stability Control
Technology) - adding improved crosswind handling to their stellar ride and
The closing meters of the race are where everything counts; Flamme Rouge wheels
are built for one thing only. They are built to win.
What is Stallion Build: Stallion build available for
riders 191-225lbs, or sprinter types who want a stiffer build. Stallion wheels
are built with extra spokes (20 front, 28 rear). Weight is +100g.
24 rear silver bladed
Carbon FR Sonic hub
Rear hub grease port
with aluminum port cap
Titanium Skewer, Rim
Tape and valve extender included