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There is no way to describe the Hed Big Deal rim other than as a game changer. There are other carbon rims out there, but none are lighter. There are other rims that purport to be tubeless, but none are simpler to set up. Add a featherweight, single-wall rim to an inovative, tubeless design, and you have the ultimate in fat bike wheel performance.
Utilizing a rim profile without a bead hook, the Big Deal rim uses twin bead channels to facilitate mounting the tire up without a tube. While it would be possible to use a tube, doing so would be like drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa. Instructions for setting the wheels up tubeless are included and are easy to follow. Weighing in at a 1860g for the entire wheel set and measuring 85mm in width, the Big Deal wheel set can carry 4.8" tires for backcountry use, or set them up with light 3.7s for feathery XC-style racing. The front hub included with this wheel set will work on any fork with front brake rotor spacing. This would include the 9:ZERO:7 carbon fork. To use with rear brake rotor spaced forks, spacers are required. The rear hub is a convertible 190mm QR/197mm thru-axle hub and is compatible with our 190mm aluminum frame or 197 carbon Whiteout frame.
All the 9:ZERO:7 race team members choose the HED carbon wheel as their go-to race wheel for snow.
Wheel weight may differ due to manufacturing processes