2022 HED Ardennes RA Black
The original all-road bike wheel. Rolling valleys, dense forests, cobbled byways. The Ardennes region of Southeast Belgium is cycling holy ground, a setting that has tested the mettle of the sport's greatest riders for a century.
Mettle meets metal in the HED Ardennes RA Pro, our go-anywhere, do-anything alloy wheel set that was crushing gravel a decade before the competition.
There's little question why the Ardennes is one of HED Cycling's most popular products. For over a decade, HED's Ardennes wheels have been the go-to for pro and amateur cyclists looking for a supreme ride quality in their day-to-day wheel set.
Beginning with a signature 21mm internal width, HED Ardennes RA Pro wheels are designed to host a wide range of tire options, from 23mm wide road tires to all-road and gravel tire options spanning well past 30mm in width. Did we mention that these wheels are also tubeless compatible? This level of versatility, with the strength and comfort of best-in-class aluminum wheel design, means one thing: no road is off-limits.
With rim brake and disc brake options available, accomodating both 12mm and 15mm thru axles, Ardennes RA Pro wheels are designed to suit your demands, wherever you want to roll next. Complete with Sapim spokes and HED's professional grade Sonic 500 hubs, you may want to book a trip to Belgium. The cobbles are calling.
Disc brakes are all the rage these days, for good reason. They offer great braking in all weather, especially mud-laden cyclocross, dusty gravel races, and cold winter training rides. What do disc brake bikes deserve more than anything? A great set of wheels.
Ardennes Disc Brake wheels can be had in several variations. The LT is our lightest, fastest, and fanciest version, with Sapim spokes and HED's 545 J-bend hub. The GP offers incredible performance at a great price point, featuring a reliable 4-pawl hub.
All clincher Ardennes Plus Disc Brake wheels use the same 25mm wide, tubeless-compatible rim, to bring the most out of your tires.
All Ardennes Plus Disc Brake wheels accommodate every modern axle standard: Quick Release, 15mm front thru axle, 12mm front thru axle, and 142x12mm rear thru axle. For LT wheels, please specify which axle you need at the time of order. GP wheels come stock with 12mm or 15mm front thru axle end caps, and rear 142x12mm axle; QR kit sold separately.
Features Shimano Centerlock.
|ARDENNES RA PLUS DISC||ARDENNES RA PERFORMANCE DISC|
|Effective Rim Diameter||593mm||593mm||593mm||593mm|
|Internal Rim Width||21mm||21mm||21mm||21mm|
|External Rim Width||25mm||25mm||25mm||25mm|
|Optimal Tire Size||28mm||28mm||28mm||28mm|
|Spoke - J Bend||Sapim Sprint|
|Spoke Length||284mm / 288mm||284mm / 288mm||284mm / 288mm||284mm / 288mm|
|HED Hub (centerlock)||Sonic 515||Sonic 545||GP||GP|
|Wheel Weight||693 g||833 g||714 g||860 g|
|Ardennes RA Pro Rim||Front||Rear|
|Internal Rim Width||21mm||21mm|
|External Rim Width||25mm||25mm|
|Spokes||Sapim Sprint||Sapim Sprint|
|Optimal Tire Width||28mm||28mm|