There’s no doubt about it, the HED Eroica Carbon is a purebred carbon gravel bike wheel. At just 1340 grams for the pair, the Eroica Carbon features an unprecedented strength & lightness, upholding HED’s legacy of proven speed. The secret? It’s in our DNA. HED’s patent-pending Dual-Axis Nipple Alignment (DNA) technology is a feat of wheel design, where each spoke hole is uniquely positioned for perfect load distribution – push & pull, left & right – throughout the wheel.
Gravel racing? Adventure? Beat whatever your route demands on the HED Eroica Carbon.
“The Eroica Carbon is light yet extremely durable. These wheels give me the confidence to ride nearly every type of terrain, even unplanned terrain.”
Tanner WardLittle Rock, Arkansas
We didn’t set out to create another all road bike wheel. From the ground up, we designed & hand-built a wheel for cyclists who want to ride without limits.
Creating the perfect gravel bike wheel meant pursuing of an exceptional sweet spot in wheel design, at the intersection of strength & speed. Beginning with the precise placement of 127 plies of carbon, the Eroica Carbon features a 25mm internal, 30mm external rim width, tubeless ready carbon clincher perfectly suited to a wide range of tire sizes.
Our patent pending Dual-Axis Nipple Alignment (DNA) and CNC drilling aligns the spoke bed & hole to match every spoke angle. Look closely and you’ll see variable geometry on the rim nose. At each nipple hole, the rim is perpendicular to the spoke so that spoke tension is evenly distributed around the entirety of the nipple. Full contact and even load are the keys to building a featherweight wheel that can take on the most brutal gravel conditions with confidence & ease.
The result? A ride quality that is as lively as it is confidence-inspiring. A wheel that is ready to take you further faster.
HED’s patent-pending Dual-Axis Nipple Alignment (DNA) profile and CNC spoke drilling aligns the spoke bed and hole to match the four spoke angles – pulling, pushing, left and right – of a wheel. With the nipple aligned to the spoke angle, the spoke path is direct; eliminating uneven strain on the nipple and keeping spokes from bending at mismatched angles.
This design allows HED to create a lighter, stronger rim with a consistent interface around the entirety of the wheel.
|Rim Weight||432 grams||432 grams|
|Internal Rim Width||25mm||25mm|
|External Rim Width||30.5mm||30.5mm|
|Optimal Tire Size||32mm - 50mm||32mm - 50mm|
|Wheel Weight||625 grams||729 grams|
|Hub||CL Flanged, 12x100mm||CL Flanged, 12x142mm|
|Spokes||Sapim Laser||Sapim Laser|