Monday, June 8, 2009

HED Ardennes Wheel Review

I have now been on a few rides with the new HED Ardennes wheelset. My first impression was "WOW they are thick," since the rim width is 23mm and much wider than of a standard rim. After going on a few longer rides and sprints, the stiffness and aerodynamics proved to be truly impressive. The overall ride quality much more tolerable and faster than any wheels I've used in the past including the top of the line wheels from Shimano, Mavic, Zipp, and Bontrager. After just a few rides I can say that HED has made me a believer in their engineering, and I will recommend them to all riders that don't want to be held back by the wheels they are currently using!

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