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  • 1735 Terrace Drive

    Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

    1735 Terrace Drive
    Roseville MN 55113
    United States


The HED Ardennes RA Black

We’re just going to come out and say it: no rim brake wheel on the market matches the Ardennes RA Black in total performance. From ride quality to weight to braking performance, the Ardennes RA Black combines HED’s signature Ardennes wheel design with black anodized Turbine Braking Technology – rim braking technology that rivals the performance of modern disc brake systems.


  • Built in USA
  • Black Turbine Braking Technology
  • Tubeless Compatible
  • 21mm Internal Width, 25mm External Width


Wheels ship in 1 week

Everything a Bike Wheel Should Be.

Light? Check. Groundbreaking? Check. Trustworthy? Check. A heck-of-a-lot-of-fun to ride? Double check.

How can a rim brake wheel rival modern disc brake options in both wet and dry conditions? The answer is our Turbine Braking Technology.

HED’s patented system features a textured, all-black braking surface. This detailed design increases brake power in both wet and dry conditions. When it is dry, brakes have more power, so you can stop more quickly with much less force at the brake lever.  When the roads get wet, HED’s Turbine Braking Technology keeps water away from the braking surface, drastically outperforming regular alloy or carbon rims - so you can stop more quickly with less force at the brake lever. Light, durable, and stealthy - with incredible braking performance - the Ardennes RA black has it all.

Compared to other rim brake wheels on the market, HED’s Turbine Braking Technology produces 25% shorter stopping distances in dry conditions and 70% shorter stopping distances in wet conditions. Our all-black, textured alloy brake track gives you all-around riding performance with none of the concerns of carbon braking surfaces.

On top of all that, you can add all of the incredible ride quality of 25mm-wide rims and tubeless compatibility.  

Hand built by in Minnesota, the Ardennes RA Black is ready for whatever your throw at it, rain or shine. Get riding today!


Wheel Weight: 645g

Hub: HED HU216

Bearing Type: 6900 2rs Radial

Spokes: Sapim Bladed CX-Ray

Spoke Type: Straight Pull

Spoke Length: 286mm

Spoke Cross: Radial


Wheel Weight: 830g

Hub: HED Sonic 545

Bearing Type: 6902 2rs Radial

Spokes: Sapim Bladed CX-Ray

Spoke Type: J Bend

Spoke Length: 282mm / 288mm

Spoke Cross: 2x