Vanquish RC8.D Pro Wheelset
  • Vanquish RC8.D Pro Wheelset

    Designed for discerning, speed-obsessed riders, the HED Vanquish RC8.D Pro wheelset slashes the seconds when battling the clock in time trials and disc-legal triathlons.


    The front wheel has a patented, 84mm deep cross-sectional rim profile, honed via more than 40 years of aerodynamic experience to become the fastest front wheel HED has ever produced. This speed is combined with exceptional crosswind stability, allowing the rider to concentrate on cranking out the watts even when the weather conditions are less than favourable.


    Pairing the front wheel, the Vanquish RCD rear disc wheel utilises a skeletal construction that sees carbon sides expertly bonded onto a regular spoked wheel. This format creates an undulating profile that cheats the wind, keeps the weight down to 1135g and naturally affords extra vertical compliance for a smoother, more efficient ride over rougher roads.


    Both wheels have full carbon rims realised in HED's finest 110 GSM carbon fibre to ensure low rotating mass and pedalling reactivity. The rims also feature 21mm internal rim dimensions, helping tubeless-ready or standard clincher tyres perform with the highest efficiency.


    The disc brake hubs accept Center Lock rotors and house super-slick bearings for decreased rotational resistance, while a 5-pawl, 45-tooth rear freehub offers fast engagement when powering away from corners or roundabouts. The front hub is linked to the front rim via 24 Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes arranged in a reliable 2-cross pattern.

    • Features

      HED’s fastest front wheel combines with a light, wind-scything rear disc wheel


      Handbuilt in HED’s own Minnesota, USA based facility


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


      The front wheel has a HED patented 84mm deep rim profile


      An Innovative “Skeletal” rear disc wheel construction sees the carbon disc sides bonded onto a spoked format


      The irregular, bulged profile of the disc wheel's sides markedly reduces drag across all yaw angles


      21mm wide internal rim measurements


      Tubeless-ready or standard tube-type tyre compatible


      HED Sonic Pro hubs


      Center Lock disc brake rotor attachment


      Five-pawl, 45 ratchet freehub body


      The front wheel utilises Sapim CX-Ray spokes


      Two-cross spoke lacing patterns in the front wheel

    • Specifications

      Rim Material: 110 GSM HED carbon


      Rim Type: Hooked


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


      Rim Size: 700c


      Rim Depth: Front: 84mm / Rear: Full disc


      External Rim Width: Front: 31.3mm / Rear: 30.6mm


      Internal Rim Width: 21mm


      Effective Rim Diameter (ERD): Front: 479mm / Rear: 525mm


      Rim Weight: Front: 567g / Rear: N/A


      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: Front: HED Sonic Pro 515 disc brake / Rear: HED Sonic Pro 545 disc brake


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


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


      Disc Rotor Attachment: Center Lock front and rear


      Build and Spokes: x 24 front in a 2-cross pattern / rear: full disc


      Spoke Type: Front: Sapim CX-Ray Bladed, J-bend / Rear: Full disc


      Spoke Lengths: Front: 228mm and 230mm / Rear: Full disc


      Assembly Method: Hand-built in Minnesota, USA


      Wheelset Weight: 1930g (Front: 795g / Rear: 1135g)


      Aerodynamically Optimal Tyre Size: 28mm


      Supported Tyre Widths: 23mm to 45mm


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


      Includes: Tubeless valves, tubeless-ready rim tape, disc wheel valve hole covers, HED wheel manual


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


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