Sting like a three.
When all your races seem to go uphill, you want a lightweight,
aerodynamic wheelset that almost climbs by itself. HED's Stinger 3 FR
Carbon Tubular Road Wheelset is so lightweight and fast that only your
opponents will feel the sting, not your legs.
The Stinger 3 are the first in the line of HED's Stinger wheels. What
that means is that they have the shallowest profile of the series.
Constructed using HED's proprietary C2 tubular rim, these wheels address
the two C's: lower coefficient of rolling resistance (Crr) and better
aerodynamics (Cda). The rims on the Stinger 3 are 25mm while most
tubular rims are around 19mm. It makes a big difference. Whereas riding
on skinny tires has been the norm, when you pair a wider rim with say, a
25mm tire, the footprint of the tire changes. It grips better in a
straight line and in turns because the tire has a straighter sidewall
and deforms less at high pressure. It will also, contrary to popular
belief, have lower rolling resistance. HED's C2 rims was tested, in
fact, by Continental Tires. It features 18% less rolling resistance than
typical narrower rims and less airflow is disturbed. The result? More
laminar air flow and a lower aerodynamic drag. As we're sure you've
noticed, the industry is slowing following suit.
In addition to its C2 rims, HED constructed the Stinger 3's with its
SCT technology. Stability Control Technology means that the wheel was
tuned in accordance to handling at its depth. It strikes the ideal
balance between cross wind handling and aerodynamic gains without
compromising the Stinger's weight or rigidity. The combination of C2
rims and SCT design enables HED to create a lightweight, wheel that will
feel like it's rolling uphill on its own.
The carbon rims are built around Carbon Sonic FR hubs and Sapim
CX-Ray bladed spokes with 18 on the front and 24 on the rear wheel.
Titanium skewers and valve extenders are included.
HED's Stinger 3 FR Carbon Tubular Road Wheelset is available in both
Shimano (11-speed compatible) and Campagnolo. The Wheelset weighs 1188
grams and the suggested rider weight limit is 190lbs.
- Carbon fiber
- 25mm rim width and 33mm rim depth
- Carbon FR Sonic hubs
- Compatible with Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11-speed and Campagnolo 11-speed groupsets
- Sapim CX-Ray spokes
- Titanium skewers