Ardennes RA Black Rim Brake Wheelset
  • Ardennes RA Black Rim Brake Wheelset

    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 rims 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 rims rotate around in-house designed Sonic Pro hubs, and Sapim CX-Ray spokes lace the build together in a radial pattern at the front and a two-cross arrangement at the rear.

    • 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 hubs

       

      Five-pawl, 45 ratchet freehub body

       

      Sapim CX-Ray spokes

       

      Radial front and two-cross rear spoke lacing patterns

    • 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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