Why We Make This
The HED Belgium has gone by a few names, but it has always been the first choice for gravel riders who prefer an alloy wheel, basically since someone decided gravel was a category. So it was a natural choice for us. In 700c, this is a quiver killer wheelset, taking tires from 32mm on up to 45mm and maybe more if your frame will allow.
Why You Want It
Either way you’re looking for a versatile, bombproof alloy gravel wheel with a easy tubeless set up. A wider rim profile that lets you run lower tire pressures. What’s not to like?
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 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
- 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): 768
Rear Wheel Weight (g): 872
Total Wheel Weight (g): 1642
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