When designing a racing wheel, perfecting the right blend of key qualities is critical.
Weight, stiffness, aerodynamics, rim profile, width and many others result in a truly great wheel.
These days, there is a lot of hype about aerodynamics and wind tunnel performance.
Of course, cutting down on wind matters, but what about manipulating airflow and using it to your advantage?
We looked at all of the factors that contribute to making the best wheel possible and the result is our HERO C45A wheel.
It doesn’t just perform well in the wind tunnel, it actually improves your overall ride in real life situations likeside winds, changing road conditions and varying weather.
The HERO C45A is equipped with a 45mm innovative rim shape featuring a lip at the inner edge of the rim.
The lip provides extra strength and stiffness and splits crosswinds giving you more control than a traditional aero rim.
In headwinds the lip pushes air around and away from the wheel.
Greater levels of stability are also achieved thanks to a wider 23mm rim.
Straight pull spokes laced in a diametric spoke pattern add further strength and stiffness while optimising and balancing power transfer.
The alloy braking surface offers greater levels of braking performance, especially in wet conditions.
At the centre of the HERO C45A is the HERO hub.
Moving away from the regular designs of most other hubs the HERO hub exhibits a sleeker and more refined shape which complements the overall design of the HERO C45A.
The hub is made using weapons grade machining processes and contains our signature TBT Tiramic bearings for near frictionless performance.
Compared with other lightweight hubs, the HERO hub contains larger bearings granting you with a stronger wheel and more control.
We are confident that by combining the qualities that make you a hero with the benefits that this wheelset provide you will be one step closer to becoming all you can be.
The SwiftEdge rim possesses a wider shape providing you, the rider, with better aerodynamics and improved handling and stability, especially through cornering.
TBT Bearings （Tiramic Bearing Technology） deliver outstanding performance.
Ceramic balls are 60% lighter than steel, extremely durable, smoother and accelerate faster than their steel counterparts.
The starting torque of Tiramic Bearings is only 74% of normal bearings while the turning torque is only 67% of normal bearings.
Both these factors significantly reduce chain drag making pedalling lighter and your ride much smoother.
WEAPONS GRADE MACHINING
Built using weapons grade 5-axis CNC machining processes that ensure a very high level of accuracy in the hub’s construction.
DIAMETRIC SPOKE PATTERN
On the drive side of the rear wheel you’ll find double the number of spokes compared to the non-drive side.
The two sides are metaphorically at war with each other as their battle to keep balanced spoke tension across the wheel rages on. Neither side wins, but they equally contribute to creating perfectly balanced power transfer allowing you to confidently fight your own cycling battles.
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