The Black Inc ZERO is specifically developed as the ultimate rear disc wheel for the Factor HANZŌ time trial bike, showcasing our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional products for competition at the highest levels.
While a disc wheel may appear simple, its design process is intricate and multifaceted. Our focus extends beyond wind tunnel performance alone; we ensure the wheel functions optimally in various real-world scenarios and is compatible with a wide range of frames, not limited to the HANZŌ. During the development process, we evaluated the interfaces between the seat tube, tire, and wheel surface as part of the HANZŌ project. This comprehensive approach allowed us to identify opportunities for significant gains in performance, while ensuring compatibility with frames from other manufacturers.
Through multiple iterations, we refined the design to achieve the perfect balance between aerodynamics and ride quality. The ZERO features a pretensioned, unmachined 30mm rim with a 21mm inner width, offering easy tubeless compatibility. By providing a tubeless tire bed, we empower riders to select their fastest tire setup for optimal performance.
Our unwavering determination to address every design detail has resulted in the ZERO surpassing the competition in both wheel-only and wheel-in-bike testing. Remarkable improvements can be observed even at zero yaw, thanks to the extreme camber on both sides of the wheel.
The Black Inc ZERO represents a significant advancement over competing disc wheels, demonstrating our commitment to pushing the boundaries of wheel construction methods, exploring unconventional approaches, and fearlessly pursuing innovative ideas. This unwavering dedication has allowed us to create the world’s fastest disc wheel, delivering exceptional performance that sets new standards in the industry.