The final 1000 meters leading to the finish line at the Tour there is a red pennant marking the last kilometer. At the Giro, riders hit the Ultimo Kilometro. When the race gets to the Flamme Rouge, nothing is held back. The sprinters trains are at full speed, or the breakaway riders are eying each other tensely, or the climbers are grimacing as they struggle for the valuable seconds that could put them on the top step. The Flamme Rouge marks the point where you give it everything.
It marks the same thing for HED. Flamme Rouge wheels are the ultimate. If it can save weight or save watts, we use it.
Flamme Rouge Sonic hubs are built to the same exacting tolerances as regular sonics, but save weight with a carbon hub shell and forged titanium ratchet ring. Ti skewers are lighter than stock steel ones. The Scandium alloyed rims on FR wheels are lighter, stronger, and stiffer than unalloyed models.
The closing meters of the race are where everything counts; Flamme Rouge wheels are built for one thing only. They are built to win.
With scandium rims, high quality steel bearings, titanium skewer and hub hardware, new rear wheel lacing pattern, and a new grease port rear hub, the Ardennes FR are the finest low profile wheels we have built to date.
Weights (g): Front: 615 - Rear: 820
- C2 Scandium rims
- 18 front and 24 rear Silver bladed spokes
- Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes
- Carbon FR Sonic hubs
- Rear hub grease port with carbon port cap
- Titanium Skewer and Rim Tape included
- Titanium Ratchet ring
- Scandium Clincher or Alloy Tubular
- Rider weight limit 190lbs
- Stallion build available for riders 191-225lbs
- Available with Power Tap