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    hed Ardennes+ plus release date?

    An article in 4/2013 mentioned they are coming. I asked hed& a store which said they'll get back to me but no response. ?? If they are not coming soon, I will buy from other manufacturers.

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    Yeah, that's odd, I remember reading about that too. They were originally supposed to be out in late May, IIRC. So, they're still not out? Geez.

    That and the stand-alone HED 'Belgium Plus' 25mm rims (which are used in the Ardennes + wheelsets), which you'd think could do a fair amount of business in custom builds.
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    The last time I checked with HED several weeks ago, it sounded like the Belgium + rim was almost in stock. I guess something changed. If you want something similar before those are available, you may want to look at the Pacenti SL23 rim.
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    I've had them on order since March and was recently notified that due to demand; all production has been allocated to factory wheelsets. As of this time, my new wheelset is scheduled for delivery Feb 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nito View Post
    I've had them on order since March and was recently notified that due to demand; all production has been allocated to factory wheelsets. As of this time, my new wheelset is scheduled for delivery Feb 2014.
    Wow, that deeply sucks... sounds like no one's building a custom wheelset out of those rims 'til next year.

    I know there's challenges here, and it isn't like flicking a light switch... but given the magnitude of the delays, you have to wonder why HED can't get it together and ramp up production enough to avoid some of this.

    I mean, order a wheelset in March, get it next February? Good lord.

    Also have to think a lot of ppl will cancel their orders rather than wait a year?
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    It doesn't bother me because these will be my training wheelset. But, based on Andy's comment above, I'm looking to change the tires on my current wheelset (Bontranger RXL) with tubeless. I'm currently using 25mm Conti Gatorback clincher tires and thinking about going Tubeless to gain more comfort and lighten the weight.

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    Belgium + rims are being released to shops.

    Competitive cyclist custom makes and sells a Powertap/Belgium + wheel (32/3x). I have one in my possession and it is the 25mm rim.

    Listing for the product are showing up at various shop.

    HED Belgium Plus 25mm Rim 32h with Machined Side Wall Black - AEBike.com
    HED Belgium Plus 25mm Rim 28h with Machined Side Wall Black - AEBike.com

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    As far as the complete wheel sets, they are all in stock at CC. Probably at other shops too.

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    Just learned from HED that the Belgium + rim will only be released in 28 and 32 holes configuration. Bummer for those who would like a light front wheel.

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