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Hed H3 wheels ... comments?(5 posts)

Hed H3 wheels ... comments?scc
Dec 13, 2001 7:07 AM
Looking for and aero wheelset and HED H3 are at the top of my list, comments? Olympic/sprint distance races. Bike setup: S-Works road (tri-aero)/Easton EC70/DuraAce-Ultegra/Thomson stem-post/etc.
re: Hed H3 wheels ... comments?brider
Dec 13, 2001 9:09 AM
I've ridden the H3 (actually Specialized Tri-Spoke, but it's the same design) for several years. Very good wheelset, durable, near bombproof, aero, fairly light. The front wheel will be a bit more affected by crosswinds than even most deep-section spoked wheels, but it's not unmanageable (however, for this reason I've not used the front in road races). I don't think you'll go wrong with these.
Thanks! NMscc
Dec 13, 2001 9:23 PM
re: Hed H3 wheels ... comments?colosipm
Dec 16, 2001 2:25 PM
I was recently in the same market and was ready to buy a hed deep/hed 3 combo for my bike but was persuaded at the last second to take a look at zipps.

The 404s are actually faster in the windtunnel than hed 3s and are lighter.

You should ask yourself why Hed 3s are at the top of your list. Give bicycle sports in shrieveport LA a call if you have any questions, most of the time they do the testing on wheels in the tunnels and know the ins and outs. This time of year you should be able to get a great deal on any wheelset, so money shouldn't be that big a factor. I just bought a 909 wheelset for $800.
re: Hed H3 wheels ... comments?h82crk
Mar 25, 2002 5:33 PM
I've got a pair. The ride is a little harsh, but that could be my alum. frame. I have noticed a that they are slightly affected by heavy winds on the front. I like them and think that they are fine for your distances. I feel like I'm cutting through the wind in the river flats where I ride.