Hed Designs H3 Rear wheelsets - clincher

5/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

Even when the wind is coming at you from an angle, and most of the time it will be, HED's H3 wheels slice through the air with amazing efficiency....


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keith Kohan a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2012

Strengths:    Never needs spoke tensioning. Extremely durable. I've logged a lot of hard miles on this wheel and it still looks new. Feels stiff.

Weaknesses:    If a spoke ever breaks the whole wheel is trash. Wheel is not perfectly true but cannot be adjusted. It's my understanding that few of these wheels are perfectly true. My wheel is off by only a small amount.

Bottom Line:   
I've used an H3 rear wheel for at least three years now as my primary race wheel for long distance racing. 24 hour races, Race Across Oregon. Also for randonneuring. The brake area of the rim has worn very well even riding in the rain. I can't explain why it hasn't worn as fast as my other rims, but it hasn't. It also has remained true. But it better because It cannot be adjusted. Hub maintenance is very easy and HED has the parts for a rebuild. The wheel is a bit heavier than some of my other wheels but it feels fast. It also feels stiff and smooth rolling. The bearings on my wheel are adjustable and easy to grease.

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Purchased At:   Used. Came with the

Bike Setup:   Calfee Stiletto Recumbent that I bought used.



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Why H3 went to 26mm front but still 19mm rear?

We all know why all the wheel manufacturers are going to wider rims, for lower rolling resistance and better aero qualities, but HED still makes all their H3s 19mm. All but one... They just introduced a 26mm wide H3 (the HED GT3), but only in a front wheel, no rear... Is there a reason for this? ... Read More »

DA7900 vs White H2/H3 rear hub

Assuming you could get them for about the same price, which would you choose, and why? A little background: I'm a 250lb clyde looking to build a 36h rear wheel around either a Deep V or CXP33 rim. I'm looking for a hub that rolls well, but is also durable, decently sealed, easy to adjust, and has ... Read More »

HED H3 (rear) Hub options?

I just bought a HED H3 rear clincher. The hub seem to roll very rough, not fluid. Very disappointing considering the reputation of HED and this wheel. What other hubs can be installed in this wheel (i.e. Chris King, etc.)? Feedback is appreciated. Thanks.Read More »

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