On show: Eurobike 2009 Part 14

HED's collection of wide-rimmed road wheels will grow by two for the upcoming model year. Why wider, you ask? Touted benefits include better tire casing support for improved cornering performance and road feel, lower rolling resistance and even improved aerodynamics. Though it's hard for us to verify the latter, our earlier experience with the Ardennes (HED's first wide-rimmed model, introduced in 2007) confirm the former claims and it continues to be one of our favorite high-performance alloy clinchers.

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