Emporia GC3 Pro Gravel Front Wheel
  • Emporia GC3 Pro Gravel Front Wheel

    HED’s flag-bearing gravel front wheel combines a comprehensive blend of traits to guarantee the fastest, most comfortable ride, full of traction, control and confidence, even within the most ambitious multi-surface adventures.


    The rim utilises the finest grade of carbon to ensure low weight, strength and bump-taming compliance, while its 31mm deep HED patented aerodynamic profile slices through the air and grants stability across windswept plains, valleys and coastlines. The 26mm wide internal rim format accepts 32mm to 55mm wide tyres, better supporting their sidewalls for decreased rolling resistance, extra traction and improved comfort at lower inflation pressures.


    The rim has also been designed with a hookless tyre junction to optimise set up with tubeless-ready tyres, creating a firm and reliable hold when traversing the roughest terrain. Additionally, the hookless design affords stronger rim walls, giving the rider peace of mind when the most brutal hits are encountered.


    A HED Sonic Pro hub is at the centre of the build, with its super-smooth bearings keeping frictional resistance to a minimum, and Center Lock disc rotor attachment helps keep the braking positive and composed.  Sapim Laser spokes complete the build and are arranged in a two-cross lacing pattern to heighten strength and reliability.

    • Features

      HED’s top-of-the-range gravel front wheel excels whatever the demands


      Handbuilt in HED’s own Minnesota, USA based facility


      Premium grade, proprietary, 110GSM carbon rim, handmade in Minnesota


      The carbon rim is light at just 350g, compliant and strong


      HED patented 31mm 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 Sonic Pro hub


      Center Lock disc brake rotor attachment


      Sapim Laser spokes


      Two-cross spoke lacing pattern

    • Specifications

      Rim Material: 110 GSM HED carbon


      Rim Type: Hookless


      Tyre Compatibility: Tubeless-ready clincher only


      Rim Size: 700c only


      Rim Depth: 31mm


      External Rim Width: 31mm


      Internal Rim Width: 26mm


      Effective Rim Diameter (ERD): 587mm


      Rim Weight: 350g


      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 Sonic Pro 515 disc brake


      Hub Bearing Type: 6902 2RS Radial


      Front Axle: 12mm thru-axle or 15mm thru-axle, 100mm spacing (Q/R adaptors available separately)


      Disc Rotor Attachment: Center Lock


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


      Spoke Type: Sapim Laser, J-bend


      Spoke Lengths: 288mm and 290mm


      Assembly Method: Hand-built in Minnesota, USA


      Wheelset Weight: 655g


      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