There's a lot of talk about the virtues of being fat. Fat bikes, fat wheels, fat tires... low pressures, more grip, more bacon, and more doughnuts. It's all about being bigger, badder, and fatter - right?!
Yes and no. While we absolutely love getting awesomely fat with our Big Deal and B.F.D. wheels - sometimes we like to go on a diet. Sometimes fat bikes don't have clearance for 100mm rims. Sometimes we only want to have one bike and one wheel set for both summer and winter. What could we possibly do to get out of this quagmire? How could we live a slightly-less-fat existence?
There's only one answer. We made the N.B.D. - No Big Deal.
The No Big Deal is a 65mm-wide carbon rim of semi-fat bliss. It has our patent-pending Inflatobam technology for easy tubeless setup. It weighs an insane 450 grams. Your fat bike has never been lighter, faster, or more fun.
The No Big Deal is available as a rim-only, or as a complete wheel using Hed Brickhouse hubs, or Industry 9 hubs. Customers may also send in their own hubs for custom builds (see below for further info). The Big Deal is built with bladed steel spokes and Pillar alloy nipples.
NOTE: In order to send hubs to us for a custom build, the dealer will need to call 651-653-0202 for an RA number. Hed isn't responsible for lost hubs that are sent without an RA number. Please don't send skewers, cassettes, or other small parts that are unnecessary for the wheel build. Allow 2-3 weeks for turn around.
1. Do NOT use tire levers on Big Deal carbon rims!!!
2. For all types of bicycle wheels, a hard strike on the rim is likely to result in rim damage. At the point of impact, an aluminum rim will dent, and a carbon rim may delaminate - both are unsafe conditions that require rim replacement.
3. Specific to our Big Deal, NBD and BFD carbon rims: If you choose to ride these rims on regular dirt trails (e.g. NOT in soft snow or sand), wider tires and higher air pressure will decrease the chance of rim damage from striking an obstacle. We strongly recommend an honest assessment of your ride style. Use 10 psi minimum on 4" tires, or 8 psi minimum on 5" tires.
In this Hed Tech Talk, we cover the fine details of how to install tubeless tires on our fat-tastic Big Deal rims. These instructions apply to all current models that we offer: -The 85mm-wide Big Deal carbon -The 100mm-wide B.F.D. carbon -The 80mm-wide B.A.D. (Big Aluminum Deal) All of these wheels feature our Inflatobam rim shaping and technology. In the event that your tires don’t fit quite tight enough to inflate, we also include our proprietary Inflatobands with each rim, which are giant rubber bands intended to reduce the gap between your tire and rim, for easier initial inflation. If you’re old school and like to use inner tubes, you can do that too, and nobody will be mad (but you should use Gorilla Tape to cover up the spoke nipples – so you don’t puncture the tube). NOTE: You will need an air compressor for tubeless inflation. If you use tubes, a floor pump will work just dandy. BIG NOTE: DO NOT USE TIRE LEVERS ON OUR BIG DEAL RIMS! You don’t need them, and they can damage the rim. Find more Hed Tech Talks at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj8G1vwwVp6hjvTwO1CmOxA
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