Emporia GC3 Performance Gravel Rear Wheel
  • Emporia GC3 Performance Gravel Rear Wheel

    Taking all the technology from the range leading Pro series and blending it with high-grade materials, the Emporia RC3 Performance gravel wheels offer punch, comfort and composure at a more accessible price point.


    150 GSM carbon fibre is hand-sculpted in HED's Minnesota facility into a patented aerodynamic rim profile to result in a reactive, compliant, resilient and fast ride across the most challenging multi-surface adventures. A hookless inner rim format with a 26mm width ensures secure, easy mating with tubeless-ready gravel tyres, better supporting their sidewalls to decrease rolling resistance and improve traction at more forgiving inflation pressures. Additionally, the hookless format enhances the rim's strength, markedly bolstering its ability to withstand the heaviest hits.


    A GP Performance hub houses silky-smooth bearings, and a four-pawl freehub grants near-instant engagement during frequent changes in riding pace. Sapim Race DB spokes lace the rim to the hub in a reliable, stiff two-cross lacing pattern.

    • Features

      Versatility in abundance, the Emporia RC3 Performance crushes any gravel adventure


      Handbuilt in HED’s own Minnesota, USA based facility


      High grade, proprietary, 150 GSM carbon rims, handmade in Minnesota


      The carbon rim is light at just 405g each, compliant and strong


      HED patented 30mm deep, aerodynamic rim profile


      Hookless tyre junction


      26mm wide internal rim measurement


      Designed to accommodate 32mm to 55mm + tyre widths


      Tubeless-ready tyre compatible only


      HED GP Performance hub


      Center Lock disc brake rotor attachment


      Four-pawl, freehub body


      Sapim Race DB spokes


      Two-cross spoke lacing pattern

    • Specifications

      Rim Material: 150 GSM HED carbon


      Rim Type: Hookless


      Tyre Compatibility: Tubeless-ready clincher only


      Rim Size: 700c only


      Rim Depth: 30mm


      External Rim Width: 31mm


      Internal Rim Width: 26mm


      Effective Rim Diameter (ERD): 587mm


      Rim Weight: 405g


      Carbon Rim Assembly: Hand made in Minnesota, USA


      Rim Decals: Removable stickers


      Braking Surface: Disc brake only


      Recommended Brake Pad: Disc brake only


      Hub Model: HED GP Performance disc brake


      Hub Bearing Type: 6902 Stainless


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


      Rear Axle: 12mm thru-axle, 142mm spacing (Q/R, 135mm spacing adaptors available separately)


      Disc Rotor Attachment: Center Lock


      Build and Spokes: x 24 in a 2-cross pattern


      Spoke Type: Sapim Race DB, J-bend


      Spoke Lengths: 288mm and 290mm


      Assembly Method: Hand-built in Minnesota, USA


      Wheelset Weight: 845g


      Supported Tyre Widths: 32mm to 55mm +


      Max Tyre Pressure: 32mm tyre: 70psi / 35mm tyre: 65psi / 38mm tyre: 60psi / 42mm tyre: 55psi


      Includes: Tubeless valve, tubeless-ready rim tape, HED wheel manual


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


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