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    New HED C2 rim arrived.

    Nothing earth shattering. Just reporting that I got a new C2 rim from HED. I ordered it about a month ago and they were on back-order. 24 hole rear, 469 gm. Spoke holes exit on C/L of rim but are drilled at two different angles with respect the the plane of the wheel, greater for the NDS.
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    sounds good

    What's the build going to be? I'm getting ready to build some new wheels.
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    Nothing exciting. Just replacing a worn rim on a HED Bastogne wheel. New spokes too but the same Pillar's as stock.
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    can't go wrong with the HED rim. builds into a nice wheel.
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    I have a set of HED Belgium C2s built up to Velocity Race hubs, 28f/32r 3x and absolutely love them. They are great riding wheels and the 23mm rim makes for a much more comfortable ride, even with 23c tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by looigi View Post
    Just reporting that I got a new C2 rim from HED.
    Does your rim have the new graphics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rruff View Post
    Does your rim have the new graphics?
    New compared to my 2 year old Bastogne and different than anything I saw on their website. One relatively small sticker on each side. The white parts are reflective.

    New HED C2 rim arrived.-img_0447.jpg
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    That's interesting because your photo matches the ones I've been getting... until recently. I have a couple of 24h C2s I bought awhile back. However, I just bought some 28h rims to pair with them from QBP that have a funky (sparse thin lines) white laser etched logo that goes half way around the rim. It doesn't match at all, and it doesn't come off.

    So... I need to get some 28h that match. Hed has been a real PITA to deal with regarding these rims. No <24h, no direct sales (must go through QBP), never in stock and no idea when they will be, changing the logo without warning, etc. Real nice rims, though.

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    I going to build up a new wheelset and I can't decide between the C2 and the Stans Alpha 400, any suggestions?
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    New HED C2 rim arrived.

    Quote Originally Posted by looigi View Post
    New compared to my 2 year old Bastogne and different than anything I saw on their website. One relatively small sticker on each side. The white parts are reflective.

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    The graphics on the rim in the picture are not new; same graphics as on my rims I bought a year ago.
    The HED site shows what I think maybe the new graphics.

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    The OP wrote:

    "Just replacing a worn rim on a HED Bastogne wheel."

    What have you done to wear out a rim?

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    I just got a set (24 and 28 hole) and they have the new thin graphics not the one s in the picture by the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegorider View Post
    What have you done to wear out a rim?
    Used the brakes.

    Label on rim: When I ordered the rim, the sales guy asked what wheel it was for (a Bastogne) and made some comment about the "correct sticker" which I really didn't pay attention to. I'm guessing that they don't want to sell you a rim with a sticker that might misrepresent which wheel it is...like a new model Ardennes LT etc.
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by looigi View Post

    Label on rim: When I ordered the rim, the sales guy asked what wheel it was for (a Bastogne) and made some comment about the "correct sticker" which I really didn't pay attention to. I'm guessing that they don't want to sell you a rim with a sticker that might misrepresent which wheel it is...like a new model Ardennes LT etc.
    Yet, they sell replacement sticker kits online. They have different ones and maybe he just wanted ot make sure you got the ones you wanted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emfc View Post
    I going to build up a new wheelset and I can't decide between the C2 and the Stans Alpha 400, any suggestions?
    I've built up both the C2 tubbies and Alpha 340s, so not exactly what you're looking for, buuuuuut:

    Both are good builds, but neither was perfectly straight in the end. In other words, a small (<.5mm) but perceptible wobble.

    Heds were stiffer than the 340s but the 400s are supposed to remedy this a bit.

    Heds have been super reliable (1 season of CX so far) but the 340's developed eyelet cracks after ~7k miles. Notubes sent a new rim, this time with nipple washers and the same thing happened. The 400 is supposed to remedy this. I am also big.

    340 was flawless as a tubeless wheel. The only problem was installing a tubeless tire decreased spoke tension considerably. This may have contributed to the eyelet cracks. ^^^

    The Hed is wider but because of hook shape, the 340 had a very wide tire profile.

    In the end I replaced the Alpha with the BHS 472, not because I didn't like the C2 but because the C2 has poor availability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vagabondcyclist View Post
    Yet, they sell replacement sticker kits online. They have different ones and maybe he just wanted ot make sure you got the ones you wanted?
    Hmmm. The ones I got were nothing like my original stickers nor what I would have selected given a choice. No biggie as I'm not into big stickers and logos anyway. I've only left my old ones on as they're nicely reflective at night.
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emfc View Post
    I going to build up a new wheelset and I can't decide between the C2 and the Stans Alpha 400, any suggestions?
    I would get the HED's if you can. I have built many sets and have had no problems. I have two sets on personal bikes. Can't go wrong with either one though.
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    HED are ordered and in, going to lace them up to White Industries T11 hubs with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Can't wait to get these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emfc View Post
    HED are ordered and in, going to lace them up to White Industries T11 hubs with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Can't wait to get these.
    You left out the most important part. What decals are you getting?
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    I just had Darryl at Wheel Werks build me a set exactly as you've spec'ed. They are very nice. I will be posting a user review here soon. Here are a few pics:
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    I used a hair dryer and took all the decals off. IMO wheel looks so much better without all that Garish Stickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyorerox View Post
    I used a hair dryer and took all the decals off. IMO wheel looks so much better without all that Garish Stickers.
    They new graphics as shown in my pics are pretty subtle and, I think, are pretty cool looking. They are painted on so you'd better like them because I don't think they are coming off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldroadie_nc View Post
    I just had Darryl at Wheel Werks build me a set exactly as you've spec'ed. They are very nice. I will be posting a user review here soon. Here are a few pics:
    Really nice looking wheelset. Did you get a final weight on these?

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    I weighed them with a digital fishing scale with an accuracy of 0.01 kg (crude but reasonable accurate) and they came in at about 1,490 gms. They are 24 front, 28 rear with alloy nips all around. I was considering the Velocity A23 rims to save ~40 gms (and a few bucks), but my previous wheels had Velocity Aerohead rims, and I wanted a stiffer wheel. The HEDs deliver a stiffer and more solid feel, and the 23mm width gives a very smooth (and amazingly quiet) ride. Plus the finish (and the graphics) on the rims is really nice! My old wheels were about 1,420 gms and I really can't feel the 70 gms additional weight. I'm very happy with the performance of the final product, the quality of the build, and the looks.

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    Great rims, I just wish they would bring them out in a hard ano version, so much nicer a finish than black and silver brake track
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