As a whole, the Ardennes line are our most popular products - and standout performers in the world of bicycle wheels. With that as a baseline, the Ardennes Black stands out from the crowd even further, as our flagship aluminum wheel.
Ardennes Black borrows the revolutionary Turbine Braking Technology of the Jet Black series and applies it to our 25mm-wide Ardennes Plus clincher. Translation? Outstanding braking in all conditions. Additionally, the consistency of stopping distances has improved by nearly a factor of five. That's not a typo.
To that, you can add all of the buttery-smoothness of the other Ardennes Plus wheels, with 25mm-wide rims, tubeless compatibility, perfect balance, and outstanding build quality. The Ardennes Black is changing the way we view road wheels, and we think you'll agree.
1. The coating on HED Black-series rim brake wheels is a formulation that is harder than the cosmetic coating on many aluminum rims. With some forethought and minimal maintenance on the rider’s part, it will last a long time. Use of clean rubber brake pads (intended for use with alloy rims) will result in the longest life of the Black surface. Road grit and rocks that become embedded in the brake pads will cause the coating to wear much faster and affect the rims’ appearance and life span. Be advised that wet and/or dirty road surfaces will contaminate your brake pads. Regularly inspecting, cleaning, and replacing your brake pads will help prolong rim life.
⚠️ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including bisphenol-A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to WWW.P65WARNINGS.CA.GOV
In this installment of the Hed Tech Talk series, we discuss the ins and outs of choosing the best tire width for our groundbreaking Plus rims. Should you go narrow? Should you go wide? We talk everything from aerodynamics, to rolling resistance, to time trials and gravel roads. Buckle up for some nerd-level tire information! NOTE: This advice applies to all Hed aluminum clincher rims and wheels that are 25mm wide (both disc brake and rim brake models). Other Hed Tech Talks Plus rim - Rim Tape installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI033HsLE10 Plus rim - Tire installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-XFMGDO2rA Plus rim - Tire removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgIBZ7V1cag
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