The HED Big Deal Aluminum Rim features a lot of what makes the carbon Big Deal so great. Simple tubeless setup, stiffness, and super lightweight, the Big Deal Aluminum is offered in three sizes, including 27.5m which is new for 2018. Made from lightweight, durable 6061 aluminum, and only 630 grams for the 26''' version, the aluminum Big Deal is an incredible value for everything it provides. If you would like the benefits of the Big Deal at a significant fraction of the price, check out the Big Deal Aluminum.
Weighs just 630 grams for the 26'''' version
Made from 6061 aluminum
Rim Width: 80mm
Tubeless Ready using Inflatobam
Do not use tire levers for installation
For detailed tubeless setup, check out this video from HED.
Put a set of B.A.D.s on my Trek Farley 9.8 with 4.8 Jumbo Jim tires. A hair less weight than original setup with 27.5" carbon Wampa wheelset ...lighter hubs, spokes, and nipples. Four days in Moab with zero issues. More comfort with bigger tire. Need to watch for chain to tire clearance in low gear. Might dish a little extra away from drive train next time. Unlaced, the rims are noticeably flexier than most, but as a wheel, quite solid. Like the way the tires mount. Painted the spoke nipples and inside of rim with Orange Endurance sealant, no rim tape needed, and no need for special sealing washers. This bike snob is liking it.