Gravel presents a unique set of demands for every rider: higher rolling resistances, terrain that can roll and vary as quickly as you can push the bike. When HED engineers began designing the Emporia GC3 Pro, these demands were top of mind. This led to increasing the width of the rim profile, enabling tire widths from 32mm all the way up to and past 55mm.
Our team also understands that when you ride gravel, the unexpected is bound to happen. That’s why we took a hard look at the rim and tire bed, optimizing the surface for more seamless tubeless set up, creating a firm, reliable hold for tire beads. Our new hookless design also creates stronger rim walls, so when the unexpected happens, you can be confident that your wheels are ready to roll with the punches.
As the lightest set of full-carbon wheels in the HED lineup, the Emporia GC3 Pro wheels are punchy and nimble, able to climb and corner with remarkable ease. And when it comes to expansive gravel runways, these wheels beg to be ridden like you’re in a time trial. Through the compliance of its lower rim profile, the Emporia GC3 Pro absorbs the natural vibration and distortion inherent to gravel riding. That equates to a smoother, faster ride quality.
When you ride these wheels, you’ll know immediately, these are made by HED. go ahead, train, race, explore. Go anywhere – go anywhere faster – with a set of HED Emporia GC3 Pros.