Ardennes RA Black Rim Brake Rear Wheel

Ardennes RA Black Rim Brake Rear Wheel

Back in stock: Monday 18th July 2022

 

Whether attacking an all-day ride in the mountains, racing over a heavily undulating course or powering along in the local chain gang, the Ardennes RA Black rim brake wheels are hardy, reliable and fast riding companions.

 

The high-grade alloy rim is lightweight but laterally stiff to ensure a responsive, energetic ride, while its strength allows it to tackle the roughest roads with consummate ease. The braking surface utilises HED’s Turbine technology to result in a hard black, anodised, textured surface that reduces stopping distances in the wet by up to 70%. What’s more, this braking surface is devoid of the overheating and tyre blowouts sometimes seen with all-carbon clincher rims, offering a supremely safe ride, even on the longest mountain descents.

 

A depth of 25mm makes the rim almost invisible to crosswinds, and the 21mm internal rim width better supports the sidewalls of tubeless-ready or standard clincher tyres, resulting in lower rolling resistance and extra traction at more forgiving, lower inflation pressures.

 

The rim rotates around an in-house designed Sonic Pro hub, and Sapim CX-Ray spokes lace the build together in a two-cross arrangement.

  • Features

    A multifaceted performer suitable for any ride

     

    Handbuilt in HED’s own Minnesota, USA based facility

     

    High-grade alloy rim construction

     

    Light and stable 25mm deep rim profile

     

    All-black Turbine braking surface is anodised and machined for shorter stopping distances

     

    21mm wide internal rim measurement

     

    Tubeless-ready or standard tube-type tyre compatible

     

    HED Sonic Pro hub

     

    Sapim CX-Ray spokes

     

    Two-cross spoke lacing pattern

  • Specifications

    Rim Material: HED alloy

     

    Rim Type: Hooked

     

    Tyre Compatibility: Tubeless-ready clincher or standard tube-type clincher

     

    Rim Size: 700c

     

    Rim Depth: 25mm

     

    External Rim Width: 25mm

     

    Internal Rim Width: 21mm

     

    Effective Rim Diameter (ERD): 593mm

     

    Rim Weight: 454g

     

    Rim Decals: Printed

     

    Braking Surface: Turbine; black anodised and textured

     

    Recommended Brake Pad: Standard alloy

     

    Hub Model: Front: HED Sonic Pro 515 / Rear: HED Sonic Pro 545

     

    Hub Bearing Type: Front: 6902 2RS Radial / Rear: 6902 2RS Radial

     

    Freehub Options: Shimano HD 9, 10, 11 & 12-speed, SRAM XDR 12-speed, Campagnolo N3W

     

    Front Axle: 5mm quick release

     

    Rear Axle: 5mm quick release

     

    Build and Spokes: x 18 front in a radial pattern / x 24 rear in a 2-cross pattern

     

    Spoke Type: Sapim CX-Ray Bladed, Front: straight pull, Rear: J-Bend

     

    Spoke Lengths: Front: 286mm / Rear: 284mm and 288mm

     

    Assembly Method: Hand-built in Minnesota, USA

     

    Wheelset Weight: 1475g (Front: 645g / Rear: 830g)


     

    Optimal Tyre Size: 28mm

     

    Max Tyre Pressure: 23mm tyre: 80psi / 25mm tyre: 75psi / 28mm tyre: 70psi / 32mm tyre: 70psi

     

    Includes: Alloy QR skewers, tubeless-ready rim tape, HED wheel manual

     

    Crash Replacement Policy: Yes, read more: HED Crash Replacement

     

    Warranty: 5-years. Read more: HED wheels warranty

  • Attention

    The anodised surface on Black wheels is a formulation that is harder than the cosmetic coating on many anodised aluminium rims.  

    With some forethought and minimal maintenance on the rider’s part it will last a long time so please take note of the following points:

     

    1) Use of clean rubber brake pads will result in the longest life of the black surface. 

     

    2) Embedded rocks and road grit will wear the anodising much faster than rubber brake compound.  Be advised that wet and/or dirty road surfaces will contaminate brake pads.  The road grit in badly contaminated pads will wear the black surface. 

     

    3) If your rides are regularly on wet and/or dirty roads the hard anodised surface on the Black rims will have a shorter life than it would in dry conditions.

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