HED Stinger 5

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Do you want a wheel that’s light, aero, comfortable, stiff, and fast?  Do you like having your cake and eating it too?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, hunker down for a slice of Stinger 5.

Stinger 5’s are similar to the 6’s in that they’re considered to be ‘do-it-all’ wheels.  What’s the difference?  The 5 leans towards lighter weight, while the 6 leans towards aerodynamics.  It should be noted that – outside of our Stinger 6 – the Stinger 5 is the most aerodynamic rim we’ve tested that’s less than 80mm deep.  Some folks even go a little crazy by pairing a 5 front and 6 rear, for the best of both worlds. 

The Stinger 5 is also available in a special Pave / CX version.  The 5 CX has a wider tire bed specifically made for wide pave and cyclocross tubular tires, while the standard Stinger 5 is optimized for 25mm-and-smaller tires.

  • RIM DEPTH50mm
  • RIM WIDTH28mm
  • RECOMMENDED BRAKE PADCarbon-specific pad
  • HUB MODELHed Sonic
  • HUB COMPATIBILITYShimano/Campy 9, 10, 11
  • BUILD AND SPOKES18 front, 24 rear Standard
  • SPOKE TYPEBladed steel
  • WHEEL SIZE700c
  • RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZE21-25mm (Std rim); 25mm+ (CX rim)
  • INCLUDESTitanium Skewers,Valve Extenders
  • MSRP$2,100
  • 1. For all types of bicycle wheels, a hard strike on the rim is likely to result in rim damage. At the point of impact, an aluminum rim will dent, and a carbon rim may delaminate. With any such damage to a Hed wheel, our lifetime crash replacement policy enables the original owner to repair or replace the wheel at substantial savings.