HED Stinger 7 Carbon Wheel - Tubular - Road Bike Shop
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HED Stinger 7 Carbon Road Wheel - Tubular
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Our Price: $660.00
Our Price: $660.00
The HED Stinger 7 FR CarbonTubular Wheels neatly fills the gap between HED's Stinger 6 and Stinger9, but more than just numerically. Where the 6 is a well-rounded racing wheel,and the 9 purely for racing against the clock, the Stinger 7 is a dangerousweapon aboard the bike of a capable sprinter. Yes, it is true that HEDengineers reinforced the sidewalls of the 75mm-deep carbon rims, making themextremely stiff and responsive and an obvious choice for a powerhouse likeCavendish or Greipel. But what sets the Stinger 7 apart from other wheels optimizedfor those last few blistering seconds of a race, and adds to its versatility,is HED's Stability Control Technology which handles all of the other kilometersleading up to those final 200 meters. SCT specifically addresses the Stinger7's shape to improve stability in crosswinds, thus countering one of thebiggest drawbacks to running deep section wheels. HED claims that its StabilityControl Technology provides the same aerodynamic advantage of a 75mm deep rim,but won't let you get blown across the road when the wind shifts direction. In addition to Stability Control Technology, HED engineersalso incorporated C2 Technology into the Stinger 7. C2 stands for two Cs:lower coefficient of rolling resistance (Crr) and better aerodynamics (Cda).The rims on the Stinger 7 Wheelset are 28mm wide when most rims are around19mm, and it makes a big difference. A 28mm rim paired with a 23mm tirechanges the tire's footprint. It grips better in a straight line, and it gripsbetter in turns because the tire has a straighter sidewall and deforms a bitless at a given pressure. A 23mm tire on a 28mm rim also has lower rollingresistance. HED sent the wheels to Continental Tires for testing. Conti'sengineers shrugged their shoulders and figured there was no difference, butthey put them in their testing jig and ran the tests anyways. As it turns out,HED's C2 rim design offers 18% less rolling resistance than typi...