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WHEELS

2013


TRUE SPEED What a year!

It’s easy to say that about every year at Hed, each one is filled with the exciting mixture of

Over the past 26 years Steve Hed has spent his energy developing cycling equipment to be

sales, product development, wind tunnel testing for products and riders, and of course rac-

the best it can be. When it comes to wheels the end goal is simply to make them as fast

ing. Throw the Olympics into the mix and words have a hard time describing the past 12

as possible. The “World’s Most Aerodynamic Wheels”, a title that all wheel companies wish

months. As I write this the Olympics have just ended. The number of medals won by cy-

they could claim. What most people do not realize is that Hed’s technology goes beyond just

clists riding Hed wheels was both impressive and humbling at the same time.

aerodynamics to bring you the fastest wheels on earth. An on-going process, Steve Hed’s True Speed methodology is holistic in its approach. Developing True Speed wheels involves

As I studied the start lists for the men’s and women’s TT a lot of the names were familiar. I

aerodynamics but goes on to address the other major issues of tire performance, stability

have worked with many of them as they prepared themselves for the games, some for the

in crosswinds, lateral stiffness, drivetrain, efficiency, durability, comfort, quality control, and

past few years as they pursued the dream of competing in London. Just as all these Olym-

weight. Each Hed wheel addresses these aspects in different ways, and this is truly where

pians are thankful to parents, coaches, team mates, and friends for their support, I too am

the art of wheel building is born. At the heart of our aero wheels are two key technologies:

thankful to all the staff of Hed Wheels who have pushed themselves and me to produce the

Stability Control Technology and C2 Technology

world’s best bicycle wheels.

Enjoy the benefits,

STABILITY CONTROL TECHNOLOGY fect of crosswinds on our aero wheels.

Simply put, it greatly reduces the ef-

Blistering fast is best served with amazing control.

SCT is another step in our ongoing quest to build the fastest wheels on the planet.

C2 TECHNOLOGY Dissatisfied with wheel tire integration, Hed invented C2 Technology

Steve Hed

which solves many problems. By widening the tire bed, the aerodynamics are improved by smoothing airflow from the tire to the rim. At the same time, the wider tire bed decreases rolling resistance, allows for lower pressures to be run in the tire, and improves comfort and cornering grip.


2 VANQUISH

VANQUISH

VANQUISH In 2007 Hed revolutionized the aero clincher wheel with our C2 Jet models. With the

To make them strong enough for everyday use, we developed several new molding pro-

world’s fastest time trialists now riding clincher Jets, it is a perfect time to bring the same

cesses. We do not usually make a big deal about building our own manufacturing equipment

speed and durability to an all-carbon clincher. With an extremely aero proprietary tire/rim in-

and wheels, but we have been doing it for 25 years. Without that experience the Vanquish

terface, and a 25mm wide SCT tuned rim, Vanquish is the world’s fastest and best handling

would not be possible. From first drawings to completed wheels, the Vanquish is made right

all-carbon clincher wheel. Durability tested on Minnesota’s urban potholes and gravel farm

here in Minnesota, USA.

roads.

A monumental marriage of C2 and SCT with the stiffness and light weight of carbon. The revolution continues!

WIDTH: 26.5 MM DEPTH: 60 MM WEIGHT: 670 (F) 873 (R) *OPTIONS: P, T *NOTE: Options P- Powertap T- Track S- Stallion

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4 ARDENNES

ARDENNES

ARDENNES

ARDENNES FR WIDTH: 23 MM DEPTH: 24 MM WEIGHT: 612 (F) 838 (R) *OPTIONS: P, T, S

ARDENNES FR DISC WIDTH: 23 MM

WIDTH: 23 MM

DEPTH: 24 MM

DEPTH: 24 MM

WEIGHT: 721 (F) 839 (R)

WEIGHT: 662 (F) 858 (R)

*OPTIONS: S

*OPTIONS: P, T

ARDENNES SL

OPTUM HEALTH P.B. KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES WOMEN’S PRO CYCLING TEAM

IN 2007 WE WERE LAUGHED AT. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?

ARDENNES LT

ARDENNES CL

WIDTH: 23 MM

WIDTH: 23 MM

DEPTH: 24 MM

DEPTH: 24 MM

WEIGHT: 642 (F) 822 (R)

WEIGHT: 692 (F) 885 (R)

*OPTIONS: P, T, S

*OPTIONS: P, T

As the inventor of the Aero wheel (Hed CX ca. 1987) Steve Hed refused to enter the low

Lightweight and durable, with stunning cornering grip, low tire rolling resistance, and incredible

profile aluminum wheel market unless he had something as revolutionary as his first wheels.

ride comfort, they are not only fast – they are FUN! Hed’s Ardennes have become as legend-

This standard led to the introduction of the Hed Ardennes. Our Ardennes wheel line excels

ary as their namesake, the Ardennes region of Belgium, home to some of the most brutal

in all the standard metrics: weight, stiffness, and durability. By adding lower tire rolling re-

race courses in the world.

sistance, improved aerodynamics, a better cornering grip, and exceptional comfort, the Hed Ardennes have changed the bicycle wheel as we have all known it. The Hed Ardennes is the most sought after wheel in the alloy wheel market. *NOTE: Options P- Powertap T- Track S- Stallion

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6 JET

JET

JET

JET 6 FR WIDTH: 23 MM DEPTH: 60 MM WEIGHT: 724 (F) 936 (R) *OPTIONS: P, T, S

JET 4 FR WIDTH: 23 MM

WIDTH: 23 MM

DEPTH: 46 MM

DEPTH: 75 MM

WEIGHT: 723 (F) 920 (R)

WEIGHT: 940 (F) 1045 (R)

*OPTIONS: P, T, S

*OPTIONS: P

JET 5 EXPRESS

GWEN JORGENSEN- OLYMPIC TRIATHLETE

JET 7 EXPRESS

JET 9 FR

WIDTH: 23 MM

WIDTH: 23 MM

DEPTH: 55 MM

DEPTH: 90 MM

WEIGHT: 754 (F) 927 (R)

WEIGHT: 805 (F) 1045 (R)

*OPTIONS: P

*OPTIONS: P, T, S

MAKING HISTORY... AGAIN You can thank the Jet wheel for flipping the clincher vs. tubular debate on its head. In 2011 the

C2 technology gives cornering grip and comfort that are unmatched. Predictable alloy

Jet 6 was ridden to victory in the Tour de France, then a Jet 9 and Jet Disc was ridden to vic-

braking surface, C2 rim technology, unique rim shaping with SCT design all combine

tory at the World Championship TT. This was the first time that a clincher wheel had won a TT

into a wheel that will “wow” you all the way to the finish line. If you are looking for the

in the TDF or Worlds.

“can do everything” wheel then the Hed Jet line is where you should be looking. Jets

The C2 clincher platform allows for lower rolling resistance than you can

get from a tubular tire. Combine this with the unmatched aerodynamics and you get an overall

are available in a top shelf FR version in the 4,6, and 9. Also available is the more af-

package that has greater speed than anything else available.

fordable but just as fast Jet 5 Express and the all new Jet 7 express. *NOTE: Options P- Powertap T- Track S- Stallion

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10 STINGER

STINGER

STINGER 11

STINGER 6 WIDTH:28 MM DEPTH: 60 MM WEIGHT: 649 (F) 845 (R) OPTIONS: P, T

STINGER 3

OPTUM HEALTH P.B. KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES WOMEN’S TEAM AT TD BANK PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

THE UNFAIR ADVANTAGE Years of tunnel testing and extensive on road testing by Hed brought about the Stinger’s revolutionary rim shapes. We innovated, did the work, and the result is on the top step of podiums

STINGER 5 DISC

WIDTH: 25 MM

WIDTH: 28 MM

DEPTH: 33 MM

DEPTH: 50 MM

WEIGHT: 510 (F) 714 (R)

WEIGHT: 765 (F) 864 (R)

*OPTIONS: P

*OPTIONS: P

STINGER 4

STINGER 7

WIDTH: 28 MM

WIDTH: 28 MM

DEPTH: 46 MM

DEPTH: 75 MM

WEIGHT: 582 (F) 760 (R)

WEIGHT: 692 (F) 905 (R)

*OPTIONS: P, T

*OPTIONS: P, T

everywhere (almost one hundred pro victories so far this year). What is astonishing is that many of the wins come from riders and teams that are not even sponsored by Hed.

STINGER 5

STINGER 9

From the steepest mountains to the fastest time trials, Stingers deliver. All Stingers have C2

WIDTH: 28 MM

WIDTH: 28 MM

design and Stability Control Technology (SCT), with refined shape optimization for stability that is

DEPTH: 50 MM

DEPTH: 90 MM

WEIGHT: 660 (F) 857 (R)

WEIGHT: 800 (F) 965 (R)

*OPTIONS: P, T

*OPTIONS: P, T

literally impervious to the wind. Lateral stiffness for drivetrain efficiency, exceptional durability, low weight, and comfort are all balanced to pure perfection in each Stinger build. Stingers WILL give you a pure performance advantage.

*NOTE: Options: P- Powertap T- Track S- Stallion


DISC

H3

12 H3

BORN A WINNER

DISC 13

BREAKING WIND SINCE 1984

H3 has delivered nine Tour de France GC victories,

The H3 has propelled more Grand Tour riders to

and chalked up more gold medals in 2012. With

the podium than any other wheel. Why? There’s no

Steve Hed is practically the godfather of disc wheels – discs are where our company started. Our cur-

its all-conditions speed, solid feel, and light weight,

secret: the H3 is very fast in all yaw angles. Head-

it’s the best all around TT wheel made.

wind, crosswind, or tailwind, the H3 only knows one

rent models are the fastest ever made. In addition to superb aero design, Hed’s hybrid build process

The most

recognized wheel in the world (it’s even on a post-

speed - fast. The pros know this, and count on the

age stamp) still sets the standard for speed that all

H3 as their uncomprimising TT wheel choice.

uses both spokes and bonded carbon sides to build an amazingly stiff, efficient, round, and true wheel. Did we mention the Jet is the only clincher disc to ever win the World Time Trial Championships?

others must follow.

H3 TUBULAR FR

STINGER DISC FR

WIDTH: 19 MM

WIDTH: 28 MM

DEPTH: 55 MM

WEIGHT: 1210

WEIGHT: 745 (F) 820 (R)

*OPTIONS: P, T

*OPTIONS: T

H3 CLINCHER FR

JET DISC FR

WIDTH: 19 MM

WIDTH: 23 MM

DEPTH: 55 MM

WEIGHT: 1209

WEIGHT: 680 (F) 865 (R)

*OPTIONS: P, S

*OPTIONS: T

H3D TUBULAR FR

JET DISC

WIDTH: 19 MM

WIDTH: 23 MM

DEPTH: 90 MM

WEIGHT: 1273

WEIGHT: 680 (F) 865 (R)

*OPTIONS: P, S

*OPTIONS: T

H3D CLINCHER FR WIDTH: 19 MM DEPTH: 90 MM WEIGHT: 680 (F) 865 (R) *OPTIONS: T OPTUM HEALTH P.B. KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES WOMEN’S TEAM AT THE EXERGY TOUR

*NOTE: Options P- Powertap T- Track S- Stallion


14 AERO BARS

rand Tour G

AERO BARS

GRAND TOUR OVERSIZED 15

OVERSIZE

With the combination of wind tunnel tuned aerodynamics, light weight, stiffness, and unmatched range of adjustability, we guarantee that you will not fit better or go faster on an-

The Grand Tour Oversized handlebar and stem were born to deliver a cockpit that worthy of

other bar. Our corsair full aero bar is our lightest and stiffest offering to date (585 G includ-

a 3 week Grand Tour. Naturally they will shine at everything from your local Gran Fondo to

ing brake levers). We offer the Corsair E base bar compatible with Shimano’s DI2 shift/brake

a 162 mile gravel road race. Whether sprinting, climbing or just rolling along in the pack the

levers. This also means it is well adapted to track use or brake levers of your choice. The

GTO bar stem combo provides everything you need ergonomically, with an extremely high stiff-

base bar is compliant with the UCI’s 3:1 aspect ratio rule.

ness to weight ratio. The proprietary handlebar bend allows intuitive operation of shifters and brakes from the drops. Both the GTO stem and bar employ oversize tubing to increase stiffness. The stem extension has a unique cross section shape to resist handlebar torsion during

CORSAIR DROP

hard efforts. Stiffness and ergonomics on the GTO bar are also enhanced by extending and tapering the 31.8mm clamp section.

CORSAIR FLAT

ROAD BAR

CORSAIR E FLAT SPECS:

CORSAIR E DROP

75MM REACH

SIZES AVAILABLE:

130MM DROP

42, 44, 46 CM O.T.O.

STEM AERO BAR ACCESSORIES AERO BAR EXTENSIONS LAZY S-BEND S-BEND

J-BEND

SETBACK

31.8 CLAMP 1 1/8” STEERER

FLIP ARMS NARROW

SPECS:

80° WIDE

SIZES AVAILABLE: 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140MM


ACCESSORIES 17

16 ACCESSORIES

ACCESSORIES

CASSETTE BODY AVAILABLE IN CAMPAGNOLO OR SHIMANO

HED WHEEL BAG

LOLLIPOP STEERER TUBE MOUNTED WATER BOTTLE CAGE HOLDER

AVAILABLE IN A DOUBLE WHEEL PADDED, OR A SINGLE WHEEL UNPADDED BAG

FIXED

ADJUSTABLE

ANODIZED PARTS DIFFERENT COLORS AVAILABLE FOR SKEWERS AND FR REAR HUBS

BELGIUM C2 RIM BUILD YOUR OWN TUBULAR OR CLINCHER WHEEL ALSO AVAILABLE IN AN ALL BLACK DISC SPECIFIC RIM

HED SOCKS LOOK CLASSY IN WHITE OR BLACK

BOTTLE OPENER CELEBRATE IN STYLE WITH A CARBON FIBER BOTTLE OPENER

DECAL COLOR OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR JET, STINGER, VANQUISH, DISC, AND H3 WHEELS

PODIUM HAT LOOK LIKE A PRO!

GREASE GUN FITS GREASE PORT HUBS

VISIT WWW.HEDCYCLING.COM FOR MORE ACCESSORIES


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TEL: 888.246.3639

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