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Hey Akirasho!!(4 posts)

Hey Akirasho!!cydswipe
Nov 8, 2003 12:01 PM
I'm selling my drum-set and am going to have some extra $. I am considering buying a deep dish carbon front wheel. I really like the Hed Jet 60. You seem to have several sets of this type of wheel. I will be using it everyday. I'm not sure about special brake pads for the Hed. What are you opinions on these wheels or their cousins? I admit, it is a pure purchase of want over need. It would look sweet on my Y-foil.
... ba dump bump...Akirasho
Nov 8, 2003 2:57 PM
I suspect that the Jet 60s might be comparable to Mavic's Cosmic Carbones... with respect to weight and aerodynamic performance. So, depending on the price you're paying, they could be a nifty set o wheels (Alps are lighter, with less of a deep section but I've not logged enuff miles to report any durability issues).

As far as I know, you won't need any special brake pads for the Jet series.

As everyday wheels, I suspect that a bit might hinge on what "everyday" is for you. Some aero advantage at speed over flat terrain, but with a bit of a weight penalty when the road points up. Fairly standard spoke pattern means that any shop (or yourself) can handle the odd out of true (I've yet to run an out of true spoked HED out of the other wheels I've got).

HED Stinger 90s are race only and not directly comparable to the Jet.
HED Alps are still new to me, but so far so good.
HED recumbent wheels have been rock solid for years with good aero properties for it's application.

In general, HED seems to offer decent bang for the buck for this type of wheel... I like their products.

Cycling is a culture and way of life... so want is valid. You don't have to justify the purchase to anyone... save a significant other (the basement is all mine)... or accountant.

Be the bike.
... ba dump bump...cydswipe
Nov 8, 2003 4:18 PM
Have you ever had to deal with Hed customer service? I read on the board that Spinergy is notorious for their lack of customer support to some extent. Have you ever had re-build issues? I thank you for your answers. Like I said, my 4 piece drum kit is going to leave for good, but if anyone on the board has a fever, and the only prescription is more cow-bell, I am a good percussionist :)
... ba da bing...Akirasho
Nov 8, 2003 6:24 PM
... I've only had one notable event that warranted dealing with HED customer service... and while the human interaction seemed mechanical it was efficient and resolved my problem promply (my first HED wheelset required a unique dish on the rear and was ordered directly from the company). There have been no re-build issues with my workhorse HED wheels... or the others for that matter (knock on carbon).

On a sidenote, I've had two dealings with Spinergy customer service (through an authorized LBS) and both were resolved successfully (replaced a rim on a first generation SPOX R1 and replaced faulty bearings on a rear SPOX M1 gratis... both were beyond the original warranty). Just to add balance or another experience to what you may have heard from others or experienced yourself.

Be the bike.