HED Stinger 3

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Hed Cycling is an American operated and privately own company. Based in Minneapolis, most manufacturing and assembling are done in their own US factory. First started in the mid-1980s by founder Steve Hed, the company continues to embody his design philosophy which led to the ground breaking C2 rims. The company values quality and happy customers over unbridled growth or protecting the bottom line.

At sub-1,200 grams per pair, don’t think that Stingers are flimsy race-only wheels, either.  They’re built with 18 front and 24 rear Sapim spokes, along with the signature HED balance of proper spoke tension, stiffness, and durability.  While not quite as stiff or aerodynamic as the Stinger 5 or 6, they’re built for a different purpose. 

Specfications:

• Tubular
• Depth: 33mm
• Width: 25mm
• Braking Surface: Carbon
• Hub Model: HED Sonic H3
• Hub Compatibility: Shimano/Campy 9, 10, 11
• Spoke Type: Bladed Steel
• Wheelset Weight: 1,189g
• Includes: Titanium Skewers, Valve Extenders

*Photos are from Hedwheels