Fat Bike Carbon

$1,068.00 - $1,170.00
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Description

Description

Big Deal

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.


Big Fat Deal  

If Big Deal is big, the BFD is gargantuan.

Our more discerning customers just weren’t satisfied with an 85mm carbon rim. The bikes keep getting wider, the tires keep getting larger, and the Big Fat Deal is ready for the challenge. At a whopping 100mm wide, it can make the most of your fat bike footprint, for the ultimate in flotation over soft or powdery surfaces. At an incredibly light 500 grams per rim, the BFD is also much lighter than competitors’ skinnier aluminum rims. Combined with a tubeless tire setup, it is possible to lose up to two pounds per wheel when switching to Hed BFDs. Note that the BFD is drilled symmetrically ONLY and cannot accommodate offset frames.

Like the Big Deal, the BFD 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.

Big Half Deal

We know you like it big. We know you like it carbon. We know that, well, you're kind of a Big Deal, and people know you. 

Thus far, our Big Deal fat rims and wheels have won the hearts of cyclists around the world. What if that's not enough for you? What if we told you that we now have an even BIGGER deal than before? 

Enter: The Big Half Deal (B.H.D.). This is a special, larger diameter version of our beloved 85mm-wide carbon Big Deal rim. With a 27.5-inch size, it's smack-dab-HALF-way between a 26" wheel and a 29" wheel. If you have a new-fangled 27.5" fat bike, this is THE performance wheel choice.

Like other Big Deals, the B.H.D. is tubeless ready with our patented Inflatobam technology.


 

No Big Deal

There's a lot of talk about the virtues of being fat. Fat bikes, fat wheels, fat tires... low pressures, more grip, more bacon, and more doughnuts. It's all about being bigger, badder, and fatter - right?!

Yes and no. While we absolutely love getting awesomely fat with our Big Deal and B.F.D. wheels - sometimes we like to go on a diet. Sometimes fat bikes don't have clearance for 100mm rims. Sometimes we only want to have one bike and one wheel set for both summer and winter. What could we possibly do to get out of this quagmire? How could we live a slightly-less-fat existence?

There's only one answer. We made the N.B.D. - No Big Deal.

The No Big Deal is a 65mm-wide carbon rim of semi-fat bliss. It has our patented Inflatobam technology for easy tubeless setup. It weighs an insane 450 grams. Your fat bike has never been lighter, faster, or more fun.

 

Build Options

Big Deal -The Big Deal is available as a rim-only, or as a complete wheel using Hed Brickhouse hubs.

 Specific to our Big Deal, If you choose to ride these rims on regular dirt trails (e.g. NOT in soft snow or sand), wider tires and higher air pressure will decrease the chance of rim damage from striking an obstacle. We strongly recommend an honest assessment of your ride style. Use 10 psi minimum on 4" tires, or 8 psi minimum on 5" tires.

Big Fat Deal -The BFD is available as a rim-only, or as a complete wheel using Hed Brickhouse hubs.

Specific to our Big Deal and BFD carbon rims: If you choose to ride these rims on regular dirt trails (e.g. NOT in soft snow or sand), wider tires and higher air pressure will decrease the chance of rim damage from striking an obstacle. We strongly recommend an honest assessment of your ride style. Use 10 psi minimum on 4" tires, or 8 psi minimum on 5" tires.

Big Half Deal - The B.H.D. is available as a rim-only, or as a complete wheel using Hed Brickhouse hubs.

No Big Deal - The No Big Deal is available as a rim-only, or as a complete wheel using Hed Brickhouse hubs.

 

Type Weight External Rim Width Internal Rim Width Tubeless compatible Spoke Type
Big Deal 26" 795 g 85 mm 81 mm Yes Round steel
Big Deal 26" 895 g 85 mm 81 mm Yes Round steel
Big Fat Deal 26" 850 g 100 mm 96 mm Yes Round steel
Big Fat Deal 26" 950 g 100 mm 96 mm Yes Round steel
Big Half Deal 27.5" 815 g 85 mm 76 mm Yes Round steel
Big Half Deal 27.5" 915 g 85 mm 76 mm Yes Round steel
No Big Deal 26" 820 g 65 mm 61 mm Yes Round steel
No Big Deal 26" 920 g 65 mm 61 mm Yes Round steel

Weights are listed in 150/197 hub configuration.

 

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