Popular for its super wide rim profile, HED's Ardennes line has always been synonymous with smooth rolling value. New for this year, the HED Ardennes Plus CL Road Wheelset adopts a wider 25mm rim for even smoother performance. Ultimately, the boosted width increases the tire contact on the road, providing more grip and increased bump compliance, especially over rough asphalt and gravel back roads. The Ardennes Plus CL uses a higher stainless steel spoke count 24 at front, 28 at rear for workhorse dependability, as required by heavier riders and 'cross racers. It features HED's Sonic hubs with full aluminum shells. The rear hub even has an external grease port for easy maintenance. Additionally, you'll find steel quick release skewers, as well as factory sourced rim tape for tubeless use straight from the box.