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HED Ardennes Plus Black Clincher Wheelset
HED Ardennes Plus Black Clincher Wheelset

HED Ardennes RA Black Clincher Wheelset

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HED Ardennes Plus BLACK Clincher Wheelset

The Ardennes Plus Black Clincher Wheelset uses HED's exclusive Turbine Braking Technology to significantly shorten braking distances. The blacked out look is the result of a specially machined and anodized directional brake track that makes for 25% shorter stops in the dry and 70% shorter stops in the wet.

At 24.5 mm deep with an external rim width of 25 mm making an internal width of 20.7 mm, these wheels make a great all-round choice for a race/training clincher. The wide rim makes full use of tires for optimum traction and ride comfort, while also letting them create a more aero profile that's in-line with the rest of the rim.

18 Sapim CX Ray spokes in the front and 24 in the back are laced to black HED Sonic hubs for smooth, reliable performance, and the claimed wheelset weight is just 1430 g.


  • C2 Alloy rims
  • 24.5mm rim depth
  • Turbine Braking Technology
  • Tubeless-readyless rim tape.
  • Does not require specific brake pads
  • Includes tube

    FREE Cassette Installation - Order a cassette along with a wheelset and we can install the cassette for free. Cassette installation requires special tools that not all our customers have. The cassette will be professionally installed and torqued to spec. Just add "Please install cassette" to your order notes at checkout and we'll take care of you.

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  • Axles: 12x100mm Thru Axle 

    Brake Compatibility: Centerlock Disc 

    Tire Compatibility: Clincher Tubeless Ready 

    Rim Diameter: 622 

    Rim Material: C2 alloy 

    Tire Type: Clincher Tubeless Ready 

    Rim Width: 25 External, 20.7mm Internal 

    Hubs: HED Sonic black 

    Spoke: Sapim CX-Ray 

    Spoke Count: 18 / 24 

    Discipline: road, cyclocross, gravel 

    Max. Rider Weight: 225 lbs

    Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10/11

    Mfg PartNum: ABFC700/ABRC700 

    Campagnolo 9/10/11

    Mfg PartNum: ABFC700 / ABRC700 

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    Reviewed 2/16/2017
    by NMvelo
    Competitive Racer
    Northern Michigan
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    7 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
    Well built , nice looking wheelset.

    I haven't used these wheels on the road yet, but I can say the tubeless Schwalbe Pro One tires mount very easy and the new hubs look like a big improvement. They weigh about 10 grams less than the advertised 1430 grams which is very light. It also is amazing to see a manufacturer's weight claim accurate.

    I have used the Ardennes SL Plus, set up tubeless and they are very, very, nice wheels.

    The 23 mm Schwalbe Pro Ones measure 26 mm on these rims, and the 25 mm measure 28.5 .

    I am anxious to try out this Black turbine brake track, I am expecting good results and Andy at Hed has been a very good person to deal with if questions need to be addressed.

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    Reviewed 3/24/2019
    by A.B.
    Competitive Racer
    SF Peninsula
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Absolutely fine.

    They look stealthy. After 2000 miles and 20k feet climbing they lose nothing going downhill and brake great. But to me, they don't feel as good going uphill as Racing 3's or C24s and the rear wheel spokes are generating 'plinkity-plink-plink' noises already. The same $$ for these will buy TWO sets of C24s.. just sayin'.

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    Reviewed 8/13/2017
    by Phil W
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Southern Indiana
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    2 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
    Excellent braking wheel!

    The Pros for this wheel Great looks, terrific braking, smooth rolling, made to accommodate 25c or 28c tires.

    The Cons Rim tape provided for use with tubeless tires is also a MUST USE for tires with tubes to prevent tubes from being cut by spoke holes in the rim. Very difficult to mount tires with tubes (I haven't tried tubeless tires yet).

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    Reviewed 8/17/2020
    by PV ride leader
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Aloha, OR
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Smooth as glass.

    Very light. Easy rollup to speed. Love the wider rim. Because of the wider rim the actual tire surface on the ground is wider and it makes for a smoother ride. I have rim brakes and the noise is interesting but they stop on a dime.

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    Reviewed 7/14/2020
    by esiahaan
    Cycling Enthusiast
    San Francisco
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Performs well but braking surface wears off

    These are my year around set. They perform well, but I wouldn't recommend using them in the rainy season. These were my go to for bad weather riding which unfortunately wears off the coating on the brake track.

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    Reviewed 4/2/2020
    by GoDogGo
    Cycling Enthusiast
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    WINNER !

    This wheel set is my best of 3 brands for mounting Schwalbe tubeless. Ardennes must be a couple mm smaller than R brand wheels.

    I have had a side puncture flat 25 miles into a ride and with thumbs and one spoon removed a bead and put a tube in like old days.

    that isn't the case with 2 other tubeless wheel sets I have. I threw a set of early tubeless wheels in trash for there was no hope for

    a field fix and even a heated garage tire mounting was miserable. These wheels are light , sturdy , fast and you can fix flats.

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    Reviewed 5/11/2017
    by ekakki
    Cycling Enthusiast
    san francisco, ca
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    dream wheels set

    I use this wheel for my everyday riding. I use it to do training on the hills. It climbs like nothing would stop it. It responses quickly. the width of the rims help you descentconering with super confident. Just point and go.

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