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Wheels Road Wheels - Carbon

HED Vanquish RC8 Pro Rear Wheel

With a great combination of aero efficiency, stability and overall performance, the Vanquish Pro RC8 Rear Wheel is the perfect option for a road racer who thrives rolling, long distance course, and triathletes looking to dominate mid-to-long distance events with the same flat/rolling qualities. HED has pushed themselves back into the premium wheel world with their slippery fast Vanquish series rims and wheels. The full carbon rim designs are disc brake only and tubeless ready with a hook design that allows you to opt for clincher tires if desired. The proprietary Vanquish RC Pro rims are made by hand in Minnesota, U.S.A. and undergo an unprecedented level of quality control. The RC8 Pro rim shape itself is all-new, with an impressive 31.3mm max external width combined with a 21mm internal width. This results in superb aerodynamic performance with 23-28mm tires, with drag numbers that dip below -300g, with serious stability and a great ride quality. In fact, the Vanquish RC8 Pro Rear Wheel tests fastest with a 28mm tire, which feels perfect for the overall 84mm depth and associated widths

The Vanquish RC Pro's 110 GSM carbon fiber rim construction makes it lighter, stronger and faster than the competition. The width, shaping and tubeless construction has a hybrid spoked-carbon design, creating a stiff and efficient wheel for maximum power transfer. The rim is the crucial component of the Vanquish RC8 Pro Rear Wheel, but don't discount the excellent performance and reliability of HED's 545 Center Lock Disc Rear Hub, which employs a 5-pawl freehub system that engages fast and securely, while being simple to change out or service. The flanges are built for 24 j-bend spokes, and the rim design allows them to run 2x/2x in high tension with the lightly bladed stainless steel Sapim CX-Ray spokes, which are also light and offer superb ride quality. With a 12/142mm thru-axle configuration, the overall hub and wheel assembly offer great stiffness and efficiency throughout.

At 925 grams bare, this mid-section aero wheel is more than competitive in that respect, and again, it tests impressively fast without compromising control in the wind, or stability while accelerating or cornering in extreme situations. You can match it with it's matching RC8 844mm deep front wheel, or mix it with a 61mm deep Vanquish RC6 Pro Front Wheel, if you prefer that type of combination for road race use.


  • Deep section carbon aero disc brake road rear wheel with optimal shape & width for ultimate performance in rolling/flat road racing or mid to long distance triathlon events
  • Handmade carbon hooked rim design developed for pure speed with 28mm tire optimal
  • HED's fastest aero carbon toroidal rim design, only available in a disc brake option
  • Rims made with 110 GSM fiber, with hybrid spoked carbon tubeless rim bed
  • 700c rim: 84mm depth, 21mm IRW, 31.3mm ERW, 567g, 24h, Tubeless Ready, Disc only
  • Hubs: HED 545 CL Disc, oversized alloy axle (12/142mm TA), 5-pawl freehub engagement
  • Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray, j-bend, laced 2x/2x all around; spoke lengths 226mm / 230mm
  • HED does offer hub endcaps for standard quick release use, sold separately
  • Hub axle: 12/142mm thru-axle
  • Includes tubeless rim tape
  • Options: Shimano HG 11s, SRAM XDR
  • Finish: Carbon/Gloss graphics
  • Weight: 925 grams
  • Made in the USA