Do you want a wheel that’s light, aero, comfortable, stiff, and fast? Do you like having your cake and eating it too? If you answered yes to any of those questions, hunker down for a slice of Stinger 5.
Stinger 5’s are similar to the 6’s in that they’re considered to be ‘do-it-all’ wheels. What’s the difference? The 5 leans towards lighter weight, while the 6 leans towards aerodynamics. It should be noted that – outside of our Stinger 6 – the Stinger 5 is the most aerodynamic rim we’ve tested that’s less than 80mm deep. Some folks even go a little crazy by pairing a 5 front and 6 rear, for the best of both worlds.
The Stinger 5 is also available in a special Pave / CX version. The 5 CX has a wider tire bed specifically made for wide pave and cyclocross tubular tires, while the standard Stinger 5 is optimized for 25mm-and-smaller tires.
- Rim TypeTUBULAR
- Rim Depth50mm
- Rim Width28mm
- 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 Weight1,381g
- Recommended Tire Size21-25mm (Std rim); 25mm+ (CX rim)
- IncludesTitanium Skewers,Valve Extenders