Exceptional Performance On All Roads
The Emporia collection was built with the chunky gravel roads of its namesake in mind — Emporia, Kansas.
The rims feature a 26 mm internal rim width, a 31 mm external width, and a 30 mm rim depth, which is perfect for all types of gravel riding. It gives riders an excellent combination of mud-shedding and aero performance along with width for grip and compliance.
The Emporia GC3 Performance is inspired by the design of the gravel-decimating Emporia GC3 Pro that came first in the Emporia line. Both are handcrafted crafted Minnesota and built for absolute speed and reliability.
Like the Emporia GC3 Pro, the Emporia GC3 Performance features a 30mm deep carbon rim profile. This along with the 26mm internal rim width allows for a wide range of tire options, from 35mm to 55mm wide, and one that doesn't sacrifice aerodynamics or agility.
Additionally, the Emporia GC3 Performance features a hookless rim design, increasing the strength of the rim and improving impact resistance.
So whether you decide to mix it up and roll some single track or if the unexpected happens, you can be confident that your rims will be up to the challenge.
At the center of the Emporia GC3 Performance are bombproof disc brake hubs with forged alloy hub shells. The hubs offer a sturdy centerlock disc rotor mount.
The freehub on the rear wheel features a four-pawl design with a 27-tooth ratchet ring that provides 13.3 degrees of engagement.
- Tubeless ready rims
- Comes pre-taped with valve stems included
- 30mm deep carbon rim profile
- 26mm internal rim width
- Centerlock Disc compatible
- Wheelset weight: 1,523 grams
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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Awesome under the radar wheels
I purchased these wheels 1 year ago. I'm running them tubeless on my gravel bike with 700x40 tires. For me the drop in weight from OEM aluminum wheels was the biggest benefit on day 1. I'm very happy with the ride quality. On mellow gravel or road, there is wonderful smoothness that I've never felt on any aluminum wheel set. They also have handled rough gravel and washboard as expected. They never feel harsh or pang-y. The aesthetic is definitely to my likely. The HED performance hubs have been reliable and spin perfectly after 1 year of riding.
On the flip side, the tubeless setup with Pirelli tires was a bit tricky. In the end, I think the included HED valves were the biggest part of problem. Once I swapped the U shaped grommet, from HED, to a conical one from another set of valves, everything sealed up nice.
These are cool wheels, I highly recommend them.
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