After years of riding on Zipp wheels, I wanted to try something different. I wanted to have disc brakes on my next road bike. At the time only HED was making disc specific wheels, yet I found my dream wheel set on their website. The fact is, I didn’t know much about HED wheels. Their technology, manufacturing and the company itself were all new to me. But the more I rode my new Diamondback Andean super bike, the more I fell in love with the wheel set and wanted to find out about the company, its history and people who made my wheels. So I took a red-eye flight to their factory in Minnesota.