HED Stinger FR Disc review

Smooth riding disc

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £1,149.00 RRP | USD $1,600.00
HED Stinger FR Disc

Our review

Low weight and outstandingly smooth ride. In performance terms, it’s a real bargain
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Stinger Flamme Rouge is the top-end, tubular tyre disc from aero gurus HED, with a smooth, responsive, full-feature performance to match, at a surprisingly affordable price. It’s a metal spoked wheel underneath, but the super-broad 28mm outer rim is carbon, and the Flamme Rouge also gets flexible high modulus carbon-fibre skins to form the toroidal shape, although they’re still flexible covers rather than structural.


Ceramic bearings and titanium skewer drop weight further. You can get some brake rub, and they’re soft if you really crank the pedals hard, but the ride is outstandingly smooth for a disc. Low weight spins up to speed and climbs quickly too, and in performance terms, it’s a real bargain.

Product Specifications


Name Stinger FR Disc (11)
Brand HED

Features * C2 platform Tubular rim * Full carbon rim * Light weight FR 1K carbon aero section * Ti Skewer and valve extender included * Rider weight limit 225lbs * Available in Power Tap or track model
Weight (g) 1153
Rear Rim Profile 28