Stingers are the swiftest wheels on the road - In 2011 they were piloted to a dozen road and TT national titles and ridden to victory in countless Pro tour races. We're not the only ones who have spent time in the wind tunnel testing stingers. Independent magazines and several pro tour level teams proved that Stinger wheels are the fastest... again. All 2011 Stingers are SCT (Stability Control Technology) tuned.
The 2008 introduction of the C2 platform was a dramatic improvement over our previous designs: aero drag was reduced substantially, and the use of wider tires dramatically improved cornering. Since the introduction of the C2 platform, HED. has spent two full years developing SCT, our
proprietary rim profile tuning process. Each rim depth is shaped for lowest aero drag and fine-tuned to maximize stability in crosswinds.
If you've already read about the 2012 HED Stinger 9, you will have gathered that we're quite proud of it. We went back into the wind tunnel with the old Stinger 9 and blew out of the other end with a new HED Stinger 9 that not only outperforms every spoked wheel shallower than 90mm, but it also outperforms all the spoked wheels deeper than 90mm.
How did we achieve it? We went back to basics and looked at the how the tyre interacts with the air and the road. The new tyre well is 28mm wide and is designed for a 23mm tubular. Because the walls come further up the sidewall of the tyre, the new rim shape not only smoothes out the unaerodynamic bulge of a narrow tubular in a narrow, shallow tyre well, but it also supports the carcass of the tyre, meaning better cornering and acceleration. Everything that happens in the next 90mm is designed to smooth the air for as long as possible until it can leave the rim cleanly - that's aerodynamics in a nutshell.
This is the ultimate, fastest spoked wheel - do it justice and go fast on it.
This wheel is also available in a track specific version.