By now, most of you are familiar with our Plus rim technology. While it was called revolutionary (or crazy) at its introduction, the trademark 25mm-wide rim has now become the clear standard for road, TT, triathlon, gravel, and cyclocross bikes. Other manufacturers have tried to copy us, but nobody else has our perfect combination of rim width, light weight, stiffness, smooth braking surfaces, easy tubeless setup, ride quality, and the often-overlooked strict quality control process that we use. Today, the Plus rim dominates our product line, and has become the industry standard.
In 2016, we wanted to bring this combination of performance attributes to an even wider audience, by introducing the Ardennes Plus GP. With a shocking $700 price point, the GP has all of the quality you expect from Hed, and none of the compromises of other wheels in this category.
What makes the Ardennes Plus GP so special? It starts by using the same exact rims as our more-expensive Ardennes products. Available in either rim or disc brake models, our rims are the heart of what makes our wheels perform. The rim brake model has smooth, symmetrical CNC machined braking surfaces, which perform fantastic with any standard alloy pad. The disc brake model foregoes the machined braking surface, for a sleek all-black appearance. Both models feature reliable hubs with large size sealed cartridge bearings, for a long and worry-free service life. Our rim profile and tight tolerances mean that tire setup is a (literal) snap, without the messy tubeless drama, or difficult installation that you've experienced with competitors' products.
We use quality round spokes and alloy nipples to round out the build. The disc brake model comes standard with Centerlock rotor compatibility and 12mm thru axles front and rear (a Quick Release Skewer kit is sold separately).
Also be sure to check out our new YouTube video on the Ardennes Plus GP - click here!
Ardennes Plus GP wheels are available now at your Hed dealer!