HED just released a new aero disc version of their Vanquish wheel, the Vanquish Aero Disc. The wheel is based on a spoked wheel design with carbon skins for aerodynamics. The new wheel is disc brake-compatible and uses a super wide 30mm external & 21mm internal width. The Vanquish Aero Disc is optimized for 23 to 28mm tires. Here’s the part of the press release which really stood out:
The Vanquish disc is the fastest wheel we have ever created, with drag number that dipped below -300g.
That’s right, the HED Vanquish Aero Disc wheel actually had negative drag in the wind tunnel. The wheel creates thrust.
The Vanquish Aero Disc comes with 12mm thru axles, there is a conversion available for quick release skewer, and has a claimed weight of 1,134 grams with an asking price of $2,695.