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.
All the 9:ZERO:7 race team members choose the HED carbon wheel as their go-to race wheel for snow.
Wheelsets are handbuilt, tensionsed and trued by our on-site professional wheel builder. For customization beyond what is offered online, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
As directed by HED, these wheels are built WITH sealing rim washers and are tubeless ready. Please see this document.
Rim: Singlewall Tubeless Carbon
Nipple: Aluminum Alloy
Spoke: DB Black Wheelsmith - Black
Front Hub: Industry Nine 15x135 or 15x150 Thru Axle
Rear Hub: Industry Nine 12x190mm Thru Axle in either XD or 10speed
Weight (Front): 880g (aprox)
Weight (Rear): 980g (aprox)
Wheel weight may differ due to manufacturing processes