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 TypeTUBULAR
- Rim Depth33mm
- Rim Width25mm
- Braking SurfaceCarbon
- Recommended Brake PadCarbon-specific pad
- Hub ModelHed Sonic
- Hub CompatibilityShimano/Campy 9, 10, 11
- Build and Spokes18 front, 24 rear Standard
- Spoke TypeBladed steel
- Powertap OptionYES
- Track OptionYes
- Wheel size700c
- Wheel Set Weight1,189g
- Recommended Tire Size21-25mm (Std rim); 25mm+ (CX rim)
- IncludesTitanium Skewers,Valve Extenders