The new dictum: wide is fast. Hed started the wide rim revolution, and this Ardennes Plus Black kicks it up a notch. The rim is 25mm wide, 2mm wider than their C2, and 6mm wider than the old 19mm width, which used to be common across the industry.Basically, Hed saw that their C2 reduced rolling resistance and improved aerodynamics. So they de..
When you’re building an all-condition disc-brake road bike, you need a wheel that is up to the task. The Hed Ardennes Plus SL Disc Clincher Wheelset is built wide and shallow and durable, and is at home on cement as smooth as glass, and trails that a mountain biker might blanch at. Yes, they’re approved for cross-country mountain bike use. And it’s..
Hed’s Tri-Spoke is one of the most durable aero designs you can find. It appeared first under the Specialized label in the 1990’s, and was raced both on the road and in timed events back then. Hed eventually got back the right to the design, and has come up with a revision that is faster than the old design. Enter the GT3, Grand Tour Three, Front T..
Everyone has their favorite rim depth. In general terms, the Hed Jet 6 Black is designed for flat to rolling courses. That doesn’t take into account Hed’s superior aerodynamics and low rolling resistance. Rolling resistance is important and not discussed nearly enough. Basically, if the tire deforms more easily, it will roll over surface imper..