Why We Make This
It’s a wide-rimmed wheel for all-road riders who like the durability and affordability of alloy wheels, and also like to go fast. HED pioneered these wider rims as a way to maintain comfort while getting a bit of aerodynamic benefit at the same time. The Belgium is the original all-road rim, and this latest iteration continues to check all our boxes for what a performance, alloy, all-road rim should be.
Why You Want It
You want a wheel that rips on paved surfaces but can also get rowdy in the dirt. That’s just how you are. The Belgium R has a 25mm rim width, so it plays nice with all your all-road tires. It’s a little aero and a lot versatile.
Our R45 Centerlock™ hubs pair a lightweight hub body with our legendary, made-in-house bearings. They give you 45-points of simultaneous engagement, and that means more of your power gets to the ground and your traction is better. These hubs just roll better, last longer, and looks way more handsome than anything else out there. The stiffness of our one-piece axle translates to laser-precise bike handling.
Our bearings, both steel and ceramic, have heat-treated, surgical grade steel races that are machined simultaneously to ensure perfect matching. The quality and speed of our bearings is what you will feel (and hear) on every ride. As Chris King bearing tracks burnish they get actually get faster. A little bit of regular love (i.e. service) will keep this hub rolling for years upon years of demanding use.
This wheelset comes with the legendary angry-bee sound and you can choose from a bunch of sharp hub hub colors, including basic black.
- Built in-house with legendary Chris King precision
- Chris King R45D 28 hole front hub
- Chris King R45D 28 hole rear hub
- Centerlock Lock ring sold separately and required for installation
- HED Belgium R Disc alloy clincher rims are tubeless-specific disc rims made for additional volume and long-range comfort
- Tubeless rim tape installed is included with this wheelset
- King Lifetime Warranty on our hubs
- Chris King-backed 2-year crash replacement policy
- HED-backed 1-year warranty on rims
Rim Type: Tubeless Compatible Clincher
Hub Configuration: 28/28 R45D Centerlock
HUB Options: Shimano HG, XDR
Nipples: Alloy Black, Alloy Silver or Brass Silver
Front Wheel Weight (g): 780
Rear Wheel Weight (g): 885
Total Wheel Weight (g): 1665
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