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Old 11-25-2021, 03:09 PM
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Hed or Boyd

Ok - I decided to go Aluminum for this build - original thread here:https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=276303

Which would you pick 650B wheelset

Hed Emporia GA Performance for $525.00 1600g immediate delivery

Hed Emporia GA Pro for $675.00 1560g immediate delivery not sure they are worth the premium

Boyd CCC $543.75 1475g up to 4 weeks delivery assuming they are in stock Monday for their sale

I like both Boyd and Hed

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Old 11-25-2021, 03:18 PM
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HED makes their own rims, Boyd not so much, no contest. Own a set of these, light, durable and pretty to look at. https://hedcycling.com/products/empo...0ELT-4123121-M
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Old 11-25-2021, 03:26 PM
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Rolf Hyalite CS. They cost more and they're worth it:
https://rolfprima.com/collections/ad...nd-built-in-us

Oops, they don't have 650B in that model.
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Old 11-25-2021, 03:30 PM
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HEDs are 20% off right now with HEDHolidays-20.

That would heavily influence my decision.
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Old 11-25-2021, 03:51 PM
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HED, no question about it.

I've had some "issues" Boyd. Do not want to elaborate too much but I would go with HED every single time. Own a pair of HED carbon fat bike wheelset. They have been superb. And every time I call HED to ask them technical questions on their rims/hubs, the CS experience has been exemplary.
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Old 11-25-2021, 04:21 PM
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HEDs are 20% off right now with HEDHolidays-20.

That would heavily influence my decision.
They are actually cheaper elsewhere
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Old 11-25-2021, 06:01 PM
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No experience with Boyd, but I have been using the Hed Emporia GA Performance wheels on my gravel bike for a while now and they have been great. Still true as the day as I got them, and the hub bearings are very smooth.
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Old 11-25-2021, 06:12 PM
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HED for sure.

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Old 11-25-2021, 06:16 PM
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They are actually cheaper elsewhere
Where are the available cheaper?
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Old 11-25-2021, 06:34 PM
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Where are the available cheaper?
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Check mybikeshop.com
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Old 11-25-2021, 06:48 PM
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My Boyd, rim brake CF wheels have been faultless. I'm planning to pick up a pair of CCC wheels on Monday.
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:28 PM
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Where are the available cheaper?
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Bike Tires Direct
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:38 PM
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Boyds are nice, HEDs are the best.

For the same or similar price would go HED every time.

The Emporia rim looks really nice with thoughtful design choices. The CCC looks nice as well, although more generic design but admirable weight savings.
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:46 PM
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Went with the Hed Emporium Pro
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:45 PM
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I just got my HED GA Pros yesterday. Going to mount tires this weekend......Didn't think twice about pulling the trigger on them.
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