HED Adds Disc Brake Road Wheels, Introduces Made-in-USA Vanquish Aero Clinchers

213 HED Stinger 5 and Ardennes disc brake road and cyclocross bike wheels

HED’s Stinger 5 carbon tubular and Ardennes alloy tubulars and clinchers will now have a disc brake hub option. They teased these a while back, but now they’re in stock and shipping. Both use CenterLock hubs and can be had with Campy or Shimano/SRAM freehub bodies.

Stinger Disc is $2,100 and Ardennes are $1,300. Both use the same rim as their standard models, so you could run calipers if you need to…

213 HED Stinger 5 and Ardennes disc brake road and cyclocross bike wheels

The Stingers come in at a claimed 765g and 864g. The Ardennes tubular is 721g and 839g, expect the clinchers to be slightly heavier.

213 HED Vanquish aero road bike wheels are made in the USA

The Vanquish is an all-new aero clincher wheelset that uses a 60mm deep carbon rim that’s made in-house in Minnesota. It uses the Stinger profile but gets a little higher quality carbon. Wheel weights are 670g and 873g, retail is $2,500.

213 HED Vanquish aero road bike wheels are made in the USA 213 HED Vanquish aero road bike wheels are made in the USA

Rim is nice and wide.

2013 HED Ardennes alloy road bike wheels get all black spokes hubs and rims

The alloy Ardennes LT gets a makeover with all black DT Swiss bladed spokes and HED’s black alloy hubs. Now, if they could just black out those rim logos…

Comments

Dans - 09/10/12 - 3:29pm

Great rims but HORRIBLE hubs. I can’t think of a better wheelset that HED C2 rims on DA7900 hubs with DT Aerolites or DT Revolution spokes.

HED please use a cup and cone hub!

Mallory - 09/10/12 - 5:16pm

@Dans…you solved your own problem…if you hate the hubs…buy the rim and build what ever combo you want…

Brandon - 09/10/12 - 6:19pm

I’ve heard a lot of complaints on their hubs, but I have 4 sets of their wheels which all see CX use by 2 different riders. All 4 sets are at least 1 season old and I haven’t installed a single new bearing and not one hub has needed to be adjusted. I’ve broken a few spokes, but even then the wheels were surprisingly true.

Matt - 09/10/12 - 10:21pm

What’s the rear spacing – 130 or 135?

James - 09/11/12 - 7:35am

I concur with the hubs. I have a pair of Ardennes SL, Ardennes FR, and Stinger 4′s. All needed new rear bearings within 8 months. I ride/race a lot, but I barely weigh 130 and treat these things with TLC. Beyond that they ride like a dream.

Tyler (Editor) - 09/11/12 - 10:35am

Matt – just heard back from HED, it’s 135mm rear spacing on the disc hubs.

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