Hed has a long history of unique and innovative wheel designs aimed at optimizing aerodynamic efficiency. After nearly 30 years of utilizing carbon fiber to solve the "aero puzzle" Hed introduced the C2 alloy rim concept. The C2 incorporated a wider profile rim with relatively shallow depth to improve aerodynamic efficiency between tire and rim. The name C2 represented the improvement of both coefficient of rolling resistance (Crr) and coefficient of aerodynamic drag (Cda) provided by its 23mm wide profile. The C2 kicked off a "wide-ride" revolution pushing modern cycling wheels toward higher volume tires mating squarely to wider rim beds.
With greater acceptance of the wide-ride concept, Hed added tubeless compatibility and updated their alloy rim lineup with the Belgium Plus and Gravel-specific Eroica. The Eroica was designed specifically for modern disc brake frames and is well suited for wider gravel and All-Road tires in either 700C or 650B sizes.
Hed carbon Vanquish GP rims combine a wide rim bed with the knowledge gained from years of carbon wheel development to produce tubeless clincher profiles that optimize aerodynamics and rolling resistance using tires from 23-28mm wide. Vanquish GP rims can accommodate tires as wide as 45mm making them ideal for both road and Gravel use.
Wheelbuilder can handcraft a custom Hed wheel for almost any application. Whether you're looking for heavy duty wheels to improve durability, or unique colors and hub combinations to match your style, we can help personalize your next Hed wheelset.
Wheelbuilder Custom: We understand the online selection process can be challenging. Our custom wheel pages were developed with intelligent filters that reduce the seemingly endless number of hub combinations to those that apply to you. Plug in your basic axle, frame and drivetrain requirements within any of our custom wheel pages, and let our smart filters show you the possibilities. We invite you to take a journey exploring the range of hub options available for your next custom build.
Not sure what to choose? Call (626-442-4444) or email us. Our expert sales staff are always happy to discuss component options and make recommendations for optimal performance.
IMPORTANT: Base package includes Hed alloy disc brake rim, DT Swiss 350 Centerlock hub, black double butted spokes, Black brass nipples, tubeless rim tape, and labor.
- Hub Offerings: Select your Rim, Axle, Drivetrain, and color preferences from the drop down menus then allow our smart filters to sort compatible hubs for your application. For more detailed information on any of our road disc or gravel hub offerings please visit our Road Disc Hub Category.
- Spokes: Wheelbuilder caries a wide range of high quality spokes from leading manufacturers. We select the exact spoke model and manufacturer based on a combination of your selected spoke type as well as hub flange thickness and spoke hole diameters. If you have a specific brand preference please leave us a note in the comments field.
|Rim (Click for link)||Tire Type||Wt.(g)||Rim Profile Height||Rim Width (External/Internal)||Application|
|Belgium Plus Disc Clincher||Tubeless Clincher||469g||26mm||25mm/21mm||All Purpose|
|Vanquish 4 GP||Tubeless Clincher||480g||40mm||30mm/21mm||Road Race, Triathlon, Gravel, CX|
|Vanquish 6 GP||Tubeless Clincher||502g||60mm||30mm/21mm||Road Race, Triathlon, Gravel, CX|
|Eroica 700C||Tubeless Clincher||455g||24.5mm||30mm/25mm||Gravel, CX|
|Eroica 650B||Tubeless Clincher||430g||24.5mm||30mm/25mm||Gravel|
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