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