Vanquish RC8 Pro Wheelset
  • Vanquish RC8 Pro Wheelset

    HED's fastest ever wheels, the Vanquish RC8 Pro have been created to crush PBs against the clock and for surging away from the peloton during day-long solo breakaways. The 84mm deep rims are realised via HED's patented profile, guaranteeing industry-leading drag reduction and the highest conceivable stability when the wind blows hard. The rims are handmade in Minnesota, USA, from the finest 110GSM carbon, resulting in an optimal stiffness to weight ratio, while the 21mm internal rim width helps tubeless-ready and standard clincher tyres perform with lower rolling resistance at comfort-inducing lower inflation pressures.


    HED Sonic Pro hubs spin on ultra-smooth, durable bearings and are Center Lock disc rotor compatible to provide optimal braking power and control. The rear hub is completed with a five-pawl, 45 ratchet freehub design to quicken engagement when accelerating away from corners. Sapim CX-Ray spokes link the build together, and these are laced in reliable, torsionally stiff, two-cross lacing patterns, front and rear.

    • Features

      HED’s fastest ever wheelset for PB attempts against the clock or solo breaks


      Handbuilt in HED’s own Minnesota, USA based facility


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


      HED patented 84mm deep rim profile


      21mm wide internal rim measurement


      Tubeless-ready or standard tube-type tyre compatible


      HED Sonic Pro hubs


      Center Lock disc brake rotor attachment


      Five-pawl, 45 ratchet freehub body


      Sapim CX-Ray spokes


      Two-cross spoke lacing patterns, front and rear

    • 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: 84mm


      External Rim Width: 31.3mm


      Internal Rim Width: 21mm


      Effective Rim Diameter (ERD): 479mm


      Rim Weight: 567g


      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 / x 24 rear in a 2-cross pattern


      Spoke Type: Sapim CX-Ray Bladed, J-bend


      Spoke Lengths: Front: 228mm and 230mm / Rear: 226mm and 230mm


      Assembly Method: Hand-built in Minnesota, USA


      Wheelset Weight: 1720g (Front: 795g / Rear: 925g)


      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, HED wheel manual


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


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