BREAKING NEWS in the fat bike world...
Hed's entire line of Big Deal fat rims can now be purchased as a rim-only, for the custom build of your dreams.
Big Deal is 445 grams and 85mm-wide of pure fat-bike joy. This one-piece, full-carbon rim will change the way you ride. Big Deal utilizes a ribbed, single-wall design to maximize stiffness and minimize rotational weight…all on a tubeless-ready platform. Compared to most aluminum fat bike wheel/tire combinations in the market today, you can expect to lose 1.5 to 2 pounds… per wheel. Note that the Big Deal is drilled symmetrically ONLY and cannot accommodate offset frames.
Big Deal utilizes Inflatobam, Hed’s patented tubeless technology for installing big tires. The twin channel rim design provides a better pre-inflation seal by trapping each tire bead against the rim. This drastically reduces the amount of air it takes to get the beads to “bam” into place. In conjunction with the rim shape, Inflatobam utilizes Inflatobands. These effectively provide a variable rim-channel diameter. This compensates for the discrepancies in tire bead diameters by minimizing the gap between the tire and the rim channels (the main source of air leaks). Once seated, the angled bead shelf prevents the tire from collapsing back into the rim at low pressure. Our interior surfacing and tight tolerances ensure no tire burp or slip. Also note that our rim shape does not require tire levers to remove and install tires. Inner tubes may be used, too.
1. Do NOT use tire levers on Big Deal rims!
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In this Hed Tech Talk, we cover the fine details of how to install tubeless tires on our fat-tastic Big Deal rims. These instructions apply to all current models that we offer: -The 85mm-wide Big Deal carbon -The 100mm-wide B.F.D. carbon -The 80mm-wide B.A.D. (Big Aluminum Deal) All of these wheels feature our Inflatobam rim shaping and technology. In the event that your tires don’t fit quite tight enough to inflate, we also include our proprietary Inflatobands with each rim, which are giant rubber bands intended to reduce the gap between your tire and rim, for easier initial inflation. If you’re old school and like to use inner tubes, you can do that too, and nobody will be mad (but you should use Gorilla Tape to cover up the spoke nipples – so you don’t puncture the tube). NOTE: You will need an air compressor for tubeless inflation. If you use tubes, a floor pump will work just dandy. BIG NOTE: DO NOT USE TIRE LEVERS ON OUR BIG DEAL RIMS! You don’t need them, and they can damage the rim. Find more Hed Tech Talks at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj8G1vwwVp6hjvTwO1CmOxA
Hed Tech Talk:...In this Hed Tech Talk, we cover the fine details of how to ins...