Cheat the wind.
If we're honest with ourselves, it's easy to admit that disc wheels aren't always a blast on the open road, and for some disciplines of cycling, they're not even allowed. That's why HED produced the H3D FR Wheels. The H3Ds are the fastest non-disc HED wheels to date, and they excel by leaps and bounds over their deep-section competition. The H3D FR Clincher Wheels are a necessity for anyone looking to beat the wind, and not get blown around by it.
The H3D FR is an amalgamation of the Jet 9 Aero rim and the standard H3 FR. The H3D gives you all of the advantage of the H3 FR design and then some. For one, the aero section of the H3D FR rim is molded from a stiffer and lighter unidirectional fabric. There are numerous aerodynamic advantages from the 90mm rim depth, as well. As a rear wheel, the H3D is faster than any other non-disc HED wheel. So, if you specialize in a discipline that prohibits disc wheels, like some windier triathlons, you stand to gain a monumental advantage. It has been found that the H3D FR works to correct yaw wind angles at the rear of the bike, giving it a distinct advantage over some discs.
HED has been fine-tuning their carbon wheels for decades. To begin with, the H3 Deep is extremely aerodynamic. The H3 Deep FR Clincher Wheels utilize three main components to achieve its low drag ratios: a 90mm deep rim section, airfoil section spokes, and the smooth connection points where the two join. This design has eliminated drag resistance from every angle of the wheels. The deep rim section is designed to minimize drag at shallow yaw angles, and, past 15 degrees, the shape of the airfoil spokes allow airflow passage to keep the wheel from stalling.
The HED H3 Deep FR Clincher Wheels focus on rigidity and stability. The carbon layup, resins, and fiber orientations of the H3D are at their most advanced stages to date. To ice the cake, HED has also developed a 'secret weapon' it calls Stability Control Technology (SCT) that effectively tames crosswind at any angle to the wheels. SCT is so secret that HED will not detail the process publicly, but the performance value is instantly recognizable upon usage.
Unparalleled quality control, aerodynamic design, and rim shape innovation set the H3 Deep FR Clincher Wheels apart from the pack. Decades of H3 podium finishes have reinforced that HED is better following the beat of its own drum, and that eventually, all others will follow.
The H3D FR Clincher Wheels include titanium skewers. Please note that these wheels are sold individually. The rear wheel is available with either a Campagnolo 11-speed or Shimano/SRAM freehub body. Note that the maximum recommended rider weight is 250lbs.
- 90mm-deep aerodynamic wheels
- Ideal option for non-disc-legal races
- 250lb weight limit