HED, the Minnesota-based premium wheel model, has simply launched a brand new ‘Silver Version’ of the Emporia GA Professional gravel wheelset. The flashy end is bound to deliver a refined look to any drop-bar off-road rig – however model hasn’t been put over substance: HED claims to supply “best-in-class efficiency” for these wheels.
The stats go some option to backing up such a daring declare. HED studies the wheelset as weighing in at 1,535g, representing a saving of 100g over the usual version Emporia GA Execs and bestowing on them the title of lightest alloy wheelset in HED’s gravel vary. At this weight, the Silver Version can be lighter even than some its carbon rivals.
However no sacrifice has been made on the rim profile within the quest to save lots of grams. With a 25mm inside rim width, the Emporia GA Professional Silver Version ranks among the many widest on the market for gravel-specific wheels.
HED claims that “this permits for the tyre sidewalls to supply the pure suspension they’re designed for, enabling the rider to roll at decrease tyre pressures and expertise a smoother, suppler journey high quality.”
The wheels are hand constructed within the USA utilizing HED’s Sonic Hubs in a 24-hole drilling for J-bend spokes – which ought to lend themselves to simple serviceability. The centrelock commonplace is used for the disc rotors, making mounting and dismounting considerably much less faff.
Bought by way of HEDcycling.com at $1,200 per set, Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo freehub our bodies will all be obtainable, with a five-pawl pickup for snappy engagement.
These wheels will solely be obtainable in 700c and the minimal suitable tyre width stands at 32mm. Naturally, the wheels are tubeless prepared.
Solely a restricted amount is being produced, so in order for you a set you’ll have to maneuver quick.