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HED Ardennes Plus LT Road Wheelset - Clincher

$900.00

Item # HED0073

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Simple, direct, fast.

The Ardennes Classics. Depending on your point of view, they’re either the tail end of the best part of race season, or the very beginning of the interesting stuff. They favor the climbers, but also a strong all-rounder, but most of all they favor the rider who can go hard all day long. The HED Ardennes Plus LT Wheelset follows in the path of its namesake: it’s lightweight, yet extremely strong, and is designed to conserve energy for long days in the wind.

The Plus designation on this particular wheelset is due to the rims’ width; at 25mm, they’re definitely at the wider end of normal for road rims, and are best used with 23-25mm or wider tires. This width offers a couple benefits: one, the width spreads the tire more, which, all other things being equal, increases the contact patch and therefore the available traction. Two, air flows more smoothly over a rim/tire combo that’s closely matched in width. There’s less to run into or overcome, which makes the wheels faster, even at a relatively shallow depth.

On top of these benefits, the Plus LT is tubeless-compatible. There aren’t a ton of road tubeless tires out there yet, but there are a few, and it’s certainly going to be part of the future, so we’re glad to see HED looking always forward, like usual.

  • Wide, aerodynamically-efficient rim
  • Tubeless-compatible
  • 18/24 spoke count
  • 25mm rim width and depth

Tech Specs

Rim Material:
aluminum
Wheel Size:
700 c
Tire Type:
clincher
Rim Depth:
24.5 mm
Rim Width:
25 mm
Brake Compatibility:
caliper
Hubs:
HED FR Sonic
Skewers:
steel
Spokes:
black bladed
Spoke Count:
18 / 24
Wheel Bag Included:
no
Actual Weight:
Black, 18/14 Spoke, Shimano/SRAM: 1,550g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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5 5

Great wheels

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Using these wheels with a 700X25 tire will produce an exceptionally comfortable ride with no sacrifice in speed. I have contacted tech people at Hed about the Vredestein tires allowing up to 145 psi. The people at Hed are very receptive and helpful which is a definite plus when selecting a wheelset.

The dropdown menu lists only options for 18/14 spoke count, while the description says 24 count in the rear. Is that a typo?

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Hi, the Ardennes Plus LT has 18 spokes in the front, 24 spokes in the rear. We will get the typo in the dropdown menu corrected. Get in touch to place an order, or if you have any questions about road wheels!

5 5

everybody loves them

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a set of these for my girlfriend to ride this last year and she rave's about them. She feels more stable than other wheels she has ridden and likes that they get up to speed so easily. I rode them several times and have to agree and they are now the top of my list for everyday training wheelsets. They are extremely efficient so climbing is a breeze as well. To get a better wheel I honestly thing you'll have to spend double the price.