On the heels of Mason Cycles’ new In Search Of steel bikepacking 29er, comes the details on the fourth & newest Mason x Hunt collaboration. The new Mason x Hunt Search 29 Dynamo Disc wheels lace Hunt’s latest Trail Wide alloy mountain bike rims into a wheelset ready for adventure riding far from home. But that’s not all, Hunt have also put a dynamo into a 30mm deep carbon wheelset for gravel adventuring too!

Mason x Hunt Search 29 Dynamo Disc mountain bikepacking wheels

Mason x Hunt Search 29 Dynamo Disc mountain bike bikepacking adventure dynamo hub generator wheels

Hunt has worked together with Mason Progressive Cycles since their very first wheelset, and as both companies evolve and expand their lineups, so do the collaborations. The latest Search 29 Dynamo wheels were developed specifically for the extended bikepacking adventures of Mason’s new ISO, but plenty more riders can benefit from a continuous power supply on their mountain bike adventures.

Mason x Hunt Search 29 Dynamo Disc mountain bike bikepacking adventure dynamo hub generator wheels SON 28 15 110

The Mason x Hunt Search 29 Dynamo Disc wheels start out with the 30mm wide internal 6069 alloy rims that Hunt developed for their Trail Wide mountain bike wheels. Then they lace in a unique Boost 15mm thru-axle version of the SON 28 dynamo hub – outputting 3W at 6v around 18-19kmh.

Mason x Hunt Search 29 Dynamo Disc mountain bike bikepacking adventure dynamo hub generator wheels

The result is a high-volume mountain bike tire wheelset (for up to 3″ wide tires) that can power your lights or electronics on far-flung adventures. The wheelset ticks up to 2165g for the pair laced 3x with 32 triple butted Pillar PSR spokes and brass nipples.

Mason x Hunt Search 29 Dynamo Disc mountain bike bikepacking adventure dynamo hub generator wheels

The new Mason x Hunt Search 29 Dynamo Disc tubeless mountain bike wheelset retails for an affordable £549. You can even buy the £389 wheel on its own if you already have a Trail Wide wheelset. Pre-order the new Mason x Hunt Search 29 Dynamo Disc wheelset now for deliveries starting the last week of 2018.

Hunt 30 Carbon Dynamo Disc gravel bikepacking adventure wheels

Hunt 30 Carbon Dynamo Disc carbon gravel bike bikepacking adventure dynamo hub generator wheels SONdelux 12

Created first for ultra distance riders like Hunt’s own Josh Ibbett, the Hunt 30 Carbon Dynamo Disc gravel wheels combine the endless power supply of a premium dynamo hub with the lightweight, low-profile aero & comfort advantages of Hunt’s 30 Carbon Gravel tubeless rims.

Hunt 30 Carbon Dynamo Disc carbon gravel bike bikepacking adventure dynamo hub generator wheels

They aren’t only for Type 2 fun riders like Josh who needs to keep his GPS & phone charged, but also for more normal (sorry, not sorry Josh!) riders who want the convenience of dynamo powered lighting & electronics for commuting, training, weekend bikepacking, or simply racking up dark winter base miles.

Hunt 30 Carbon Dynamo Disc carbon gravel bike bikepacking adventure dynamo hub generator wheels

The £1059 30 Carbon Dynamo Disc wheels feature all of the benefits of Hunt’s Super Dura Dynamo Disc wheels, but more aero and more than 300g lighter at 1618g for the pair. The 30mm deep blunt-nosed T24/30 carbon rims are 21mm inside (27mm external) and pair up best with 25-45mm tires. The wheels are laced up to a SONdelux 12mm front dynamo and a Hunt 4 Season Disc rear with 28, 2x J-bend Pillar PSR butted aero spokes.

Pre-order the new 30 Carbon Dynamo Disc wheelset now for delivery in mid-November.

HuntBikeWheels.com

9 COMMENTS

  1. I’m with Tone Bone on the Sapim (preferably CX-Rays) but they lost me at Centerloc. I just despise that system. I’ve used many and have never had one that didn’t wobble like my headset was loose. Give me 6 bolt any day.

    • SInce July, there is also a SON 28 12mm thru axle dynamo for 6 bolt available (with the same sizes as the 15mm centerloc). Thus, I guess Hunt would also offer such an alternative.

  2. In two minds about dyno hubs . While i see the convenience alot of bikepacking routes go through rivers and trying not to submerge the hub would be very challenging.

    • I have a Son hub and an SP hub both paired to kLite systems and have ridden both in hub deep water several times with no problems, I cant speak to other brands but these are very robust with great seals. When its too deep to pedal I usually carry my bike over my head.

  3. Wunnspeed, I’m on centerlock for all my disc wheels now, 6 pairs from Woven Precision Handbuilts. I use Shimano rotors, from SLX to XTR. They are all at least as straight as a good 6-bolt, and mostly straighter, and they stay that way much better. I also have the same spacing for rotors from wheel to wheel, with no need for pad adjustment when I swap them around. Super easy to work with, they are a total win, for me. Perhaps things have improved on this front since you used them. I’ll never go back to 6-bolt.

    • While Wunnspeed used the term “wobble” I don’t think he was referring to the straightness/trueness of the rotor like you seem to be, but instead the for/aft rotational play between the rotor splines and hub. You can feel it if you lock your brake with the bike in place and push for/aft on the handlebars, hence the comparison to checking for headset tightness. At least that is what it sounded like to me. It seems that centerlock hubs vary in the tolerances, so your hubs might be a tighter fit than the ones he has used.

  4. Sounds like wunnspeed needs to either tighten the lockrings on his disc rotors (worrying!) or ignore the ‘knock’ of brake pads moving within the caliper. Brake pads need a bit of room to be able to installed easily…

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