We’ve been looking for a rim that works well with tubeless setups. The HED Belgium has impressed us with excellent tire seating on every sample we’ve tested. We’ve ridden these rims for years, and we are glad to sell them, too. We also like that they are available in a 28-hole version.
HED Belgium+ 650B Rims (Rim Brake)
A modern, beautifully-made, tubeless-compatible rim that’s a perfect match for Compass tires. Use these rims with or without tubes. With the Belgium’s properly-designed well, the bead of your tire is guided into place as you bring it up to pressure.
Available in 28 and 32 hole drillings. With a tall, aerodynamic profile, these 650B rims make strong wheels. They have a tall brake track for rim brakes.
Black anodized with a silver machined brake track. (Also available in a disc brake version.)
Made in Taiwan.
Important: Use these “tubeless-compatible” rims with tubeless tape only, even if you install inner tubes. Tubeless rim tape is thin and slippery, allowing the tires to slide onto the shelf that forms the bead seat. (Cloth and other traditional tapes are too thick and have too much friction, so the tire beads will not slide across the ridge that separates the well from the shelf on these rims.)
- For rim brakes
- 28 or 32 holes
- Width: 25 mm wide (outside)
- Rim depth: 24 mm
- ERD: 555 mm
- Tubeless-compatible design
- Welded rim joint
- Presta valves, 32-40 mm valve length is optimal
- 430 g