HED Stinger 5
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.
Stinger 5’s are similar to the 6’s in that they’re considered to be ‘do-it-all’ wheels. What’s the difference? The 5 leans towards lighter weight, while the 6 leans towards aerodynamics. It should be noted that – outside of our Stinger 6 – the Stinger 5 is the most aerodynamic rim we’ve tested that’s less than 80mm deep. Some folks even go a little crazy by pairing a 5 front and 6 rear, for the best of both worlds.
• Depth: 50mm
• Width: 28mm
• Braking Surface: Carbon
• Hub Model: HED Sonic H3
• Hub Compatibility: Shimano/Campy 9, 10, 11
• Spoke Type: Bladed Steel
• Wheelset Weight: 1,381g
• Includes: Titanium Skewers, Valve Extenders
* Photos are from HEDwheel