Ardennes FR (featherweight) Set

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  • $2,100


While we talk a lot about the new super-wide Ardennes Plus these days, we still hold a (big) place in our hearts for the standard-width Ardennes.  This wheel broke ground in 2007, and its 23mm-wide rim is still wider than many competitors’ rims.  Wide rims mean more tire volume, better cornering, and better ride quality.

Why would you want a ‘skinny’ 23mm Ardennes?  Maybe you’re building a super-light project bike, and want to save a few grams that the Plus rim would cost you.  Maybe your race wheels are also 23mm-wide, and you want to standardize width to eliminate the need for brake adjustments when swapping wheels.  Maybe your favorite tire in the whole wide world so happens to be 20mm wide, which is a tad too narrow for the Plus rim.  Whatever your reason, these are fantastic wheels, and we will continue to offer them until someone twists our arm to stop (somehow that hasn’t happened yet).

  • RIM TYPE Tubeless-ready clincher
  • RIM DEPTH 24mm
  • RIM WIDTH 23mm
  • INTERNAL RIM WIDTH 17.8mm
  • BRAKING SURFACE Standard CNC alloy
  • RECOMMENDED BRAKE PAD Standard alloy pad
  • HUB MODEL Hed Sonic silver
  • HUB COMPATIBILITY Shimano/Campy 9, 10, 11
  • BUILD AND SPOKES 18 front, 24 rear Standard
  • SPOKE TYPE Sapim CX-Ray
  • WHEEL SIZE 700c
  • WHEEL SET WEIGHT 1,380g
  • POWER TAP OPTION YES
  • RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZE 21mm+
  • INCLUDES Titanium Skewers,Tubeless Rim Tape