HED Updates Ardennes to be Wider & Road Tubeless Ready
HED’s Ardennes wheels and Belgium rims get a wider 25mm offering, and now they’re tubeless ready.
Steve Hed told us they came about because he was redesigning the rim profile anyway to make it more tubeless compatible, so they went ahead and made a wider option to accommodate current trends. They’ll have a 21mm inside width, and the new profile is also available in the original 23mm outside width, too.
Rim weight is 463g, also available without a machined brake track (all black, shown above) for use with disc brakes. Roll past the break for more info…
The new rim bed (right) has a ledge for the tire to sit on, which is a radical departure from the old design (left) that had a sloping edge leading up to the sidewall.
Hed said another benefit of the new design is that it’s more aero, particularly when running a narrow 21-22 tire since the machined brake track is angled to slope toward the tire.
Built, they’re featured on the Ardennes wheelset. Sold as a rim only, it’s called the Belgium and retails for $135 with 24, 28 or 32 drillings.