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 TYPE TUBULAR
RIM DEPTH 33mm
RIM WIDTH 25mm
BRAKING SURFACE Carbon
RECOMMENDED BRAKE PAD Carbon-specific pad
HUB MODEL Hed Sonic
HUB COMPATIBILITY Shimano/Campy 9, 10, 11
BUILD AND SPOKES 18 front, 24 rear Standard
SPOKE TYPE Bladed steel
POWERTAP OPTION YES
TRACK OPTION Yes
WHEEL SIZE 700c
WHEEL SET WEIGHT 1,189g
RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZE 21-25mm
INCLUDES Titanium Skewers, Valve Extenders