HED Stinger 3

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  • $1,414


What if we told you that the Stinger 3 could carry you uphill faster than a hot air balloon strapped to the space shuttle?  Or that you could break every local Strava segment by 50%?  While that might be a (slight) exaggeration, the point remains that these babies are made for one thing: Climbing.

At sub-1,200 grams per pair, don’t think that Stingers are flimsy race-only wheels, either.  They’re built with 18 front and 24 rear Sapim spokes, along with the signature Hed balance of proper spoke tension, stiffness, and durability.  While not quite as stiff or aerodynamic as the Stinger 5 or 6, they’re built for a different purpose.

We also offer a cyclocross and cobble-specific version of this wheel, the Stinger 3 CX.  This features a wider tire bed, made for increased durability and better fit with 25mm-and-larger tubular tires.

Got a penchant for serious mountain climbs?  The Stinger 3 has your name all over it.

  • RIM TYPE     TUBULAR
  • RIM DEPTH     33mm
  • RIM WIDTH     25mm
  • BRAKING SURFACE     Carbon
  • RECOMMENDED BRAKE PAD     Carbon-specific pad
  • HUB MODEL     Hed Sonic 
  • HUB COMPATIBILITY     Shimano/Campy 9, 10, 11
  • BUILD AND SPOKES     18 front, 24 rear Standard
  • SPOKE TYPE     Sapim CX-Ray
  • POWER TAP OPTION     YES
  • TRACK OPTION     Yes
  • WHEEL SIZE      700c
  • WHEEL SET WEIGHT     1,189g
  • RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZE     21-25mm (Std rim); 25mm+ (CX rim)
  • INCLUDES     Titanium Skewers,Valve Extenders