Gravel. Speed. For All.
Inspired by Emporia. Crafted in Minnesota. The Emporia GC3 Performance brings all the gravel crushing technology of HED’s Emporia GC3 Pro at a more accessible price point.
Featuring HED’s signature 26mm internal gravel rim width and 30mm rim depth, the Emporia GC3 Performance is ready for training, adventure, racing. Whatever Pursuit you have in mind, the Emporia GC3 Performance is ready to take you there. Faster.
Freehub Note: *Campagnolo requires a longer lockring to safely secure 10/11/12 speed cassettes to N3W freehubs
- Handmade in the U.S.A.
- 1,545g per Wheel Set
- 26mm Internal, 31mm External Rim Width
- Tubeless Compatible
The Idea Behind the Emporia GC3 Performance
Steve and Anne Hed started HED Cycling Products with a simple goal: to create opportunities for every cyclist. It was never about having the flashiest, most most expensive wheels. It was never about riding what everyone else is riding. It was – and is – about delivering a world-class cycling experience to every cyclist.
That’s the principle behind every Performance wheel from HED Cycling.
Now, HED is excited to introduce the newest addition to the Performance wheel line: the Emporia GC3 Performance. Inspired by the design of the gravel-decimating Emporia GC3 Pro and crafted by hand in Minnesota, the Emporia GC3 Performance is built for speed and reliability, providing cyclists with a premium ride quality that rises to the challenge of even the most demanding terrain.
Like the Emporia GC3 Pro, the Emporia GC3 Performance features a 30mm deep carbon rim profile, coupled with HED’s now-signature 26mm internal gravel rim width. This produces a ‘sweet spot’ design: a wheel that is uniquely suited to a wide range of tire options, from 35mm to 55mm wide, and one that doesn’t sacrifice on aerodynamics or agility.
Additionally, the Emporia GC3 Performance features a hookless rim design, increasing the strength of the rim and improving impact resistance. So whether you decide to mix-it-up and roll some single track or if the unexpected happens, you can be confident that your rims will be up to the challenge.
Our team also understood 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.
As with all HED wheels, the Emporia GC3 Performance comes with a 5-Year Limited Warranty. In the rare case that something happens to your wheels, we’ve got your back.
Training. Adventure. Racing. Do it all with the Emporia GC3 Performance.