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Posted: 11/26/2014 10:09:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2014 10:10:11 PM EDT by Skillshot]
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/11/news/steve-hed-aerodynamic-pioneer-industry-icon-dies-59_354407

Steve Hed, a relentless tinkerer whose innovations in aerodynamics and wheel design set industry trends for three decades, died Wednesday. He was 59.

Hed collapsed outside one of the HED facilities, the company he founded, last Thursday. CPR was administered on the scene and as he was rushed to the hospital. He was removed from life-support on Tuesday night and passed away Wednesday morning.

"So sad to hear of Steve Hed’s passing. He had a brilliant engineering mind and was happy to talk shop while showing me his bike museum,” said Chad Haga (Giant-Shimano).
"Steve Hed, your passion, your generosity and your genius will not be forgotten. So sad to lose you. Rest in peace my friend,” said Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing).

"RIP Steve Hed. #theguru. Such a loss. Heart felt sympathy to close friends and family,” Greg Henderson (Lotto-Belisol) said.



Goodnight, sweet prince.

Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:11:05 PM EDT
That's very young for a guy who was apparently so into fitness.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:12:39 PM EDT
His blood cells probably weren't riding single file and clogged up an artery..
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:12:50 PM EDT
Damn
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:13:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2014 10:14:02 PM EDT by TheYellowThing]
One of the key innovators in aerodynamic wheel design and construction.


RIP
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:14:31 PM EDT
The Hed is dead
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:16:08 PM EDT
Prayers out to his family and friends.

Also goes to show that if you eat right and exercise daily you'll die anyway.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:16:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:17:20 PM EDT
That H3 was a hell of a front wheel.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:18:48 PM EDT
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One of the key innovators in aerodynamic wheel design and construction.


RIP
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Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:19:11 PM EDT
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One of the key innovators in aerodynamic wheel design and construction.


RIP
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They didn't doll up his accomplishments, either. He was first to use the toroidal rim, which Zipp then evolved into their firecrest design, a design that greatly reduced the handling problems in wind of deep rims. His company popularized wider clincher rims for general road use with the Ardennes and Ardennes+ design. Both of these tech innovations are copied by dozens of manufacturers.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:20:45 PM EDT
He was cool enough to sit and talk to anybody who wanted to talk to him at trade shows. I worked a few Interbikes back in the day and he was probably the only 'industry god' who would actually enjoy people asking him questions about his wheels and research.
Also has my vote for wheels that always looked the fastest.
Sad.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:21:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:25:53 PM EDT
Reminds me of Dr. Jim Fix (or Fox) who was an avid runner in the '80s. He dropped dead suddenly too.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:30:48 PM EDT
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Reminds me of Dr. Jim Fix (or Fox) who was an avid runner in the '80s. He dropped dead suddenly too.
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Jim Fixx, at age 49.

Genetics: Them'll git ya.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:31:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:31:44 PM EDT
Also, Sheldon Brown, who died of a heart attack at the age of 63.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:34:30 PM EDT
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Jim Fixx, at age 49.

Genetics: Them'll git ya.
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Originally Posted By 4v50:
Reminds me of Dr. Jim Fix (or Fox) who was an avid runner in the '80s. He dropped dead suddenly too.

Jim Fixx, at age 49.

Genetics: Them'll git ya.


Jim Fixx.

Terry Fox. Lost his leg due to cancer. Embarked on a run across Canada to raise awareness to the disease.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:37:40 PM EDT
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Also, Sheldon Brown, who died of a heart attack at the age of 63.
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RIP

He was into fixed-gear before it was cool.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:39:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Demosthenes99:
That's very young for a guy who was apparently so into fitness.
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Reminds me of Yule(sp) Gibbons.












Roy
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:39:25 PM EDT
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RIP

He was into fixed-gear before it was cool.
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Originally Posted By Skillshot:
Also, Sheldon Brown, who died of a heart attack at the age of 63.


RIP

He was into fixed-gear before it was cool.

Fixed gear was always dorky.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:40:27 PM EDT
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Fixed gear was always dorky.
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Originally Posted By TheYellowThing:
Originally Posted By Skillshot:
Also, Sheldon Brown, who died of a heart attack at the age of 63.


RIP

He was into fixed-gear before it was cool.

Fixed gear was always dorky.



Good early season training...

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His blood cells probably weren't riding single file and clogged up an artery..
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