HED's Belgium C2 rims are one of our top picks for custom built wheels, and are quite possibly the finest aluminum clincher rims available. Using strict manufacturing tolerances and good quality control, HED has produced a near perfectly round and straight rim. Using such tight tolerances allows for wheel builds with better spoke tension balance, increasing the longevity of the build. A nearly imperceptible welded rim seam and wide cross section ensure a high strength-to-weight ratio and maximum wheel life. This disc version of the C2 does away with the machined braking surface, with the whole surface of the rim bead blasted and black anodized for a clean, elegant look. The applied Belgian flag decals are reflective for added safety when riding in low light situations.
An additional benefit of the Belgium's wide 23 mm sidewalls is improved tire performance. Spreading the tire beads allows a tire to keep a more consistently round profile, improving ride quality, aerodynamics, and cornering response. Wide road tires and cyclocross tires are also more safely mounted on wider profile rims.
|Outer Width||23 mm|
|Internal Width||17.5 mm|
|Available Drillings||28 hole|
|Tire Compatibility||700c clincher (ISO 622)|