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Take the sting out of windy days and tough grades.

Every wind is a headwind and all races go uphill, so saving weight and boosting aerodynamics whenever you can is a good policy. HED did both with the Stinger 3 FR Carbon Tubular Road Wheelset, which combines a wind-shedding rim depth with aero-boosting, road-hugging rim width to keep you flying, even when the elements and terrain are conspiring against you.

Pretty much all high-performance wheels are made from carbon fiber these days, so there's no need to talk too much about it. The dimensions are much more interesting, anyway. The rim depth is a shallow 33mm and the width a generous 25mm, dimensions that help manage crosswinds (along with HED's super-secret Stability Control Technology), reduce rolling resistance, and increase traction all at the same time, which isn't so bad in our book.

HED built the rims around its Carbon Sonic FR hubs and Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes. The hubs engage smoothly and instantly, no matter if you’re using a Shimano, SRAM, or Campagnolo groupset, and the spokes provide high-caliber stiffness and aerodynamic efficiency. HED finished this wheelset off with titanium skewers for weight savings and rigidity, so the whole package weighs in at a svelte 1188g, which'll have you feeling like they're rolling uphill of their own accord.Take the sting out of windy days and tough grades.

  • Carbon fiber
  • 25mm rim width and 33mm rim depth
  • Tubular
  • Carbon FR Sonic hubs
  • Compatible with Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11-speed and Campagnolo 11-speed groupsets
  • Sapim CX-Ray spokes
  • Titanium skewers
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