The Ardennes Plus takes what the original Ardennes did – and does it better. Rim width grew from 23mm to 25mm. A new rim extrusion means that the wheels are still incredibly light. Lateral stiffness has gone up, while the smooth ride quality got an extra layer of buttery smoothness.
Ardennes Plus is offered in several versions. Ardennes Black is the top-of-the-line with outstanding Turbine Braking Technology and all-black appearance. SL swaps out for CNC machined braking surfaces, but keeps the high-end spokes, bearings, and overall construction. LT has slightly heavier hub shells and spokes than SL, but with all of the quality you expect from Hed. CL is the burly-and-classic do-it-all version, with traditional flange hubs and lacing to tackle your next gravel race or cobblestone-laden road.
All are compatible with tubeless or tube-type tires, and can be built with a Powertap rear hub for those that wish.
The Fun Details:RIM TYPE: Tubeless-ready clincher RIM DEPTH: 24.5mm RIM WIDTH: 25mm INTERNAL RIM WIDTH: 21mm BRAKING SURFACE: Standard CNC alloy RECOMMENDED BRAKE PAD: Standard alloy pad HUB MODEL: Hed 545 w/ J-bend rear HUB COMPATIBILITY: Shimano/Campy 9, 10, 11 BUILD AND SPOKES: 18 front, 24 rear Standard SPOKE TYPE: Bladed steel WHEEL SIZE: 700c WHEEL SET WEIGHT: 1,535g POWERTAP OPTION: YES RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZE: 22mm+ INCLUDES: Steel Skewers,Tubeless Rim Tape ITEM ID 64783
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