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HED Ardennes+ vs Belgium+

Old 11-06-18, 01:24 PM
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HED Ardennes+ vs Belgium+

I love HED products although there does seem to be a lack of information about them online.

I was just wondering if there is any difference between the Belgium Plus rim and the Ardennes Plus rim other than one comes in a prebuilt configuration from HED and the other is available as a hoop for you to build your own.

Has anyone seen these two rims side by side for a comparison?

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Old 11-06-18, 02:46 PM
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I would rather have the wheels built with the Belgium+ so I can pick the hubs and spokes.
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I would rather have the wheels built with the Belgium+ so I can pick the hubs and spokes.
I am totally with you. I was mentally ready to shell out 700-800$ for a pair of hubs and Belgium + rims but I found a pair of the HED Ardennes+ GP disc wheels for $430.00 brand new. I have a pair of Ardennes C2's on my other bike now and they are pretty awesome. I really wanted to get some 240's but they are pricey for my use, 350's would have fit the bill but still about 650-700 for them. Also looked at Chris King and Hopes but hopes only had a 2 pawl hub and after seeing and hearing the Chris Kings, it didn't get my blood flowing. Too many choices for wheels these days

Anyways... my 2nd pair of Ardennes are on the way and was just curious if the Belgium+ was the same exact rim.

Thanks.

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Old 11-06-18, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilmingtech View Post
I am totally with you. I was mentally ready to shell out 700-800$ for a pair of hubs and Belgium + rims but I found a pair of the HED Ardennes+ GP disc wheels for $430.00 brand new. I have a pair of Ardennes C2's on my other bike now and they are pretty awesome. I really wanted to get some 240's but they are pricey for my use, 350's would have fit the bill but still about 650-700 for them. Also looked at Chris King and Hopes but hopes only had a 2 pawl hub and after seeing and hearing the Chris Kings, it didn't get my blood flowing. Too many choices for wheels these days

Anyways... my 2nd pair of Ardennes are on the way and was just curious if the Belgium+ was the same exact rim.

Thanks.

-Sean
Congrats on the new wheels and that's a good deal which would have to be taken into consideration. I have an older bike with a Campy Eurus wheel set, I want to go with a wider rim and tubeless, I'm looking at the White Industry hubs or 240's, just purchased a new bike so it will have to wait a little bit but that's what I'm looking at.
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I read somewhere else that the Ardennes are just the factory built Belgiums.
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Originally Posted by Wilmingtech View Post
...Anyways... my 2nd pair of Ardennes are on the way and was just curious if the Belgium+ was the same exact rim.
-Sean
Yes, they are the same rims and they are awesome!!!!
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