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  • Anyone know where I can find HED3 tri-spoke wheels here in the UK - or would I have to buy them from the US ?

    Any input would be appreciated.

    I looked all over the internet but no luck :(

    Cheeeeeeeers

  • ha ha

    i saw a cheap one on a shitty fuked up mtb on seven sisters road last night ha ha ha, was probalbly made of plastic though, sorry, try ebay there r some floating around on there, be cheaper 2nd hand anyway

  • Turd Fergurson ha ha

    i saw a cheap one on a shitty fuked up mtb on seven sisters road last night ha ha ha, was probalbly made of plastic though, sorry, try ebay there r some floating around on there, be cheaper 2nd hand anyway

    "ha ha' right back at you Mr Turd.

  • Roberto?

    He always seems to be able to magic lots of nice bike stuff out of thin air!

  • they now have uk website http://www.hedwheels.com/

  • cheers !!!!

  • £464 for a front! Ouch!

  • I know Kimberly at Cyclefit has a couple, you could give them a call to find out where she got them from (I don't think Cyclefit actually stock them).

  • I'll sell you mine for £350.

  • teenslain £464 for a front! Ouch!

    Woah!

    I'm pretty sure you can get a pair of Mavic's track wheels for that, the ones with the quite cool looking single red spoke and the rest black.

  • ImOnCrank I'll sell you mine for £350.

    Cash ``````````?

    I am good to go

  • Bling bling!

  • Roberto Bling bling!

    lol

  • ImOnCrank I'll sell you mine for £350.

    .. . . .

  • One question apologies in advance for my veloingorance.

    Why are wheels like the Hed3 good for TT/triathlon but not used for general road racing ?

  • because they flex massively, are heavy, you can't replace the rim when it's worn so you throw away a £400 wheel and buy another one and they ride funny in a crosswind.
    their only advantage is aero performance when doing 30k plus on a flattish course

    ideal for fixed gear bikes cruising around town.

  • ^ What he said.

  • MrSmith because they flex massively, are heavy, you can't replace the rim when it's worn so you throw away a £400 wheel and buy another one and they ride funny in a crosswind.
    their only advantage is aero performance when doing 30k plus on a flattish course

    ideal for fixed gear bikes cruising around town.

    I have been doing my homework and I checked out the deviation charts and the HED3s come up pretty good with average lateral deflection of 2.31mm - (the aerospokes came last with 5.23mm).

    Also the weight is not too bad, 1850g for the pair (by comparison the aerospokes are 2394g a pair).

    Are these things a real disaster riding in wind, the information on HED3s website (which of course will be biased) says they are ideal for riding in windy conditions ?

    Is this complete horseshit ?

  • it's a wind up.
    however if you are picking a wheel on aesthetics they are highly rated, want an all round performance wheel? (lightweight/durable/good ride feel/repairable) look elsewhere.

  • MrSmith it's a wind up.
    however if you are picking a wheel on aesthetics they are highly rated, want an all round performance wheel? (lightweight/durable/good ride feel/repairable) look elsewhere.

    So are we joking or not now !? - sometimes I find it hard (especially on the internet) to spot sarcasm (* if you are picking a wheel on aesthetics*).

    So, they are not durable, have a poor ride feel, heavy, flexy, expensive and impossible to repair.

    Not a great review ! My original question raises its ugly head at this point, why on earth would TT racers use these pieces of shit ?

  • hed3's look like da bomb.

    racing performance probably negligible, what really matters is those wheels will help you find a more attractive female mate, and will raise your respect amongst other male peers in the colony.

  • lol

  • "So, they are not durable, have a poor ride feel, heavy, flexy, expensive and impossible to repair."
    "why on earth would TT racers use these pieces of shit ?"

    If these are true and I've not done enough research to know, they are used by TTers because:

    HED3's superior aerodynamics outweighs their weight handicap.
    Durability doesn't really come into play when they are only used for a few hours at a time.
    Ride feel surely isn't that much of a factor when you are stretched out into an uncomfrtable position, etc for an hour.
    Cost - well you can train or you can buy speed. One is easy and expensive the other is hard and cheap.
    Your likelihood of crashing in a TT is much, much less than a mass start race.

    If you are looking for justification to use these on a street bike or a bike used for mass start events I'm not gonna give you any. I'd use this wheel for TTs and TTs alone.

  • o.k straight talking time :-)

    they look great (not my cup of tea though) their main purpose is to gain a few 100ths of a second per mile on time trials due to their aero performance, the only reason people use them on fixed wheel bikes is vanity. (apart from fixed TT bikes for competition use) if you are trying to justify buying them on performance grounds then as i said before there are better value better performing wheels out there.
    want a bling shiznit front wheel to attract wimmen and other njs/hed/rensho geeks then buy one.

  • hippy If these are true and I've not done enough research to know, they are used by TTers because:

    HED3's superior aerodynamics outweighs their weight handicap.

    Cheers for the input, any info much appreciated.

    Is 820g for a front clincher and 1030g for a rear clincher heavy ? (this is not a rhetorical question) - if these are coming in at 1850g for the pair - what would be a lightweight wheelset weight that are not overly fragile, 1300g ? 1500g ?

    Hed say on there own website (not an independent source of information by an measure):

    "The distinctive three-spoke configuration of the H3 has given it more Tour de France top 10 TT finishes than any other wheel in the last 10 years"

    They also make claims as to the stiffness:

    "As a rear, the outstanding stiffness of the the wheel provides optimum power transfer."

    Again I am aware that they are unlikely to put in bold type: "These bullshit plastic wheels are like riding on dustbin lids" - but my default position is to assume HED are not out and out liars anymore than any other manufacturer. (?)

    hippy
    Durability doesn't really come into play when they are only used for a few hours at a time.

    Outside of this scenario, are there durability issues you are aware of with the HEDs ?

    hippy
    Ride feel surely isn't that much of a factor when you are stretched out into an uncomfrtable position, etc for an hour.

    Same question, outside of this scenario, are there ride feel issues you are aware of with the HEDs ?

    hippy
    Cost - well you can train or you can buy speed. One is easy and expensive the other is hard and cheap.

    Of course I would reply you can train and buy speed. But I am not asking about cost or ethics.

    hippy
    Your likelihood of crashing in a TT is much, much less than a mass start race.

    Great !?

    hippy
    If you are looking for justification to use these on a street bike or a bike used for mass start events I'm not gonna give you any. I'd use this wheel for TTs and TTs alone.

    You misunderstand me, I am not trying to justify anything, just gathering information.

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