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EB17: Hunt polishes fast-engaging Sprint Aero racing, rim & disc road tubeless wheels

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Hunt had three new road wheelsets to show us at Eurobike covering everything from the actual pro racer, to the all-rounder disc-brake roadie, and competitive amateur looking for that edge with light carbon. The shiny silver Sprint Aero Wide were actually developed with Hunt’s pro conti team for training, but the bling is totally race ready. The Aero Light Disc wheels pair a rounded aluminum rim profile with a quality disc brake hubset for an excellent value, everyday road disc wheelset. Then the 3650 Carbon Wide Aero wheels mix two carbon rim depths for an ideal all-around carbon clincher rim brake setup.

Sprint Aero Wide polished silver rim brake road wheels

Hunt Sprint Aero Wide polished silver aluminum road tubeless training road race wheels wheelset

Hunt has done a bit of mix-and-matching for their new Sprint Aero Wide wheels, taking the fast 7.5° engaging hub (with 48 teeth on the ratchet & 3-pawls) of their 50 Carbon Wide Aero pro race wheels and lacing them to a more affordable aluminum tubeless rim. The wheels were actually developed to give the British Pro Continental team Bike Channel Canyon an aluminum training wheel option. But after Hunt got such good feedback on some carbon team race wheels built up with silver bladed Pillar spokes, they decided to go all the way with these new wheels and throw in a shiny polished silver hubset and a wide 31mm deep, 24mm wide (19mm internal) heat-treated aluminum rim.

Hunt Sprint Aero Wide polished silver aluminum road tubeless training road race wheels Sprint rear hub

Designed for a 25-28mm tire, the Bike Channel Canyon have a new flashy training wheel that at 1497g is a pretty reasonable deal for £450. Like every clincher from Hunt the Sprint Aero Wide wheels are tubeless compatible (the yellow halo around the wheels is actually reflection from the yellow tubeless tape installed) so the team is riding with less fears of flats and lower rolling resistance. The new wheels are available for pre-order now with the first consumer wheels arriving at the end of November 2017.

Aero Light Disc aluminum disc brake road wheels

Hunt Aero Light Disc lightweight affordable road tubeless aluminum disc brake road disc wheels

The Aero Light Disc wheelset was developed as a high value road disc brake wheelset, balancing an affordable price, low weight & fast rolling. To do that the 1498g wheelset uses a lightweight, rounded profile 28mm deep, 22mm wide external heat-treated 6061-T6 rim with a 17mm wide internal rim bed. The target here was an affordable wheelset to match with 23 or 25mm tires for roadies who were making the switch to disc brakes.

Hunt Aero Light Disc lightweight affordable road tubeless aluminum disc brake road disc wheels Season Disc Sprint hub

To hit the fast rolling target, the wheels get the same 7.5° engagement in the Race Season Sprint disc brake wheels that build up with 24 straight-pull aero Pillar PSXTRA spokes, front & rear. These hubs use a centerlock rotor interface and are set up for 12mm thru-axles. (QR adapters are available separately, but the smaller diameter hubs cannot be used with 15mm front axles.) The Aero Light Disc wheels retail for £470 a pair and are in stock now, straight from Hunt.

3650 Carbon Wide Aero carbon rim brake road wheels

Hunt 3650 Carbon Wide Aero mixed-depth road tubeless carbon rim brake road race wheels wheelset

The 3650 wheelset is actually another product of the Bike Channel Canyon partnership. Essentially the team riders wanted a carbon tubeless clincher wheelset that offered the best combination of low weight and aerodynamics, so they were already mixing together a 36mm front wheel with 50mm rears.

Hunt 3650 Carbon Wide Aero mixed-depth road tubeless carbon rim brake road race wheels Sprint front hub

Hunt figured amateur riders would want the same benefits of the combination, so the decided to start a pre-order and do a quick production run as well.

Hunt 3650 Carbon Wide Aero mixed-depth road tubeless carbon rim brake road race wheels Sprint rear hub

The mixed 3650 wheels share all of the same tech as their respective Carbon Wide Aero companions, so get the same 19mm internal tubeless-ready UD carbon rims with Griptec basalt ceramic brake tracks, and fast 7.5° engaging Sprint hubs. The claimed 1477g wheelset is selling for £979 with the pre-order wheels scheduled to arrive in the first week of December 2017.

As with all Hunt’s tubeless clinchers, they are always taped for tubeless when you order and come with tubeless valves. Hunt will also do the dirty work and set up any wheelset you buy from them tubeless with appropriate tires (like the popular road tubeless Schwalbe One Pro in 23, 25, or 28mm for £100) & sealant for a price that you can’t match if you would buy the tires on their own.

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Technician
Technician
6 years ago

At last someone released polished wheels for us, steel luddites.

Ollie Gray
Ollie Gray
6 years ago
Reply to  Technician

New spec, nostalgic feel! Glad you like them! Ollie

caliente
caliente
6 years ago

Would love to see these with tires and on a bike!
Also, any and all of these need to be sold with a skinwall option tire, ATMO.

Ollie Gray
Ollie Gray
6 years ago
Reply to  caliente

Hey Caliente, if you check out the product page on our website you’ll see them on my Colnago C50! We’re eagerly awaiting some good tubeless ready gumwalls, too! Best regards, Ollie (Hunt Bike Wheels – Brand Manager)

caliente
caliente
6 years ago
Reply to  Ollie Gray

Excellent bicycle! Love the pink with the dura-ace chainring.

Ollie Gray
Ollie Gray
6 years ago
Reply to  caliente

Thank you!

Matt Kyte
Matt Kyte
6 years ago
Reply to  Ollie Gray

Yes. When is somebody going to release a 28mm tubeless gumwall? I still can’t believe Vittoria thought a 23mm tubeless made more sense than a 28.

Ollie Gray
Ollie Gray
6 years ago
Reply to  Matt Kyte

We were at The Cycle Show last week and can happily inform you that someone is indeed working on this, and should have something ready next May (ish)

VeloKitty
VeloKitty
6 years ago

As far as I know, all of Hunt’s stuff is all rebranded products that you can get elsewhere. BikeHubStore carries silver anodized Kinlin XR31T’s for a lot cheaper.

Ollie Gray
Ollie Gray
6 years ago
Reply to  VeloKitty

Hi VeloKitty, thanks ever so much for your comment and insight. If you’ve been on our website, you’ll see (on the homepage) that not only do we not shy away from it, but we take great pride on working with a select group of Taiwanese component suppliers who are, simply, the best in the world at what they do. Some of our key component suppliers also work with some of the biggest companies in the industry, not naming names. Not only do we take pride in working with these suppliers and our team of hand wheel builders, but we offer 2-year warranties on all of our products and even a 60-day ride and return policy on all wheels. We actually also use this rim in our ever-popular Race Aero Wide (with a slightly lighter hub) and have been doing so, successfully, for some time. If you have any friends riding our wheels, I’d emplore you to ask of their experiences not only with the wheels themselves, but with us as a company. If you do not, I would be more than happy to share some with you. Going beyond this, we deliver, what I believe to be, some of the best customer service in the industry, and we look after those who have chosen to roll on our hoops. The number of people who have chosen to do so is rising quickly, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone on the internet or otherwise who has had a wholly negative experience. If you’d like to share any more of your insight or discuss our component selection further, or if you believe you can find a hand-built wheelset with a better overall specification (plus free worldwide shipping and the above benefits offered to all Hunt customers), please email us at thechase@huntbikewheels.com marked FAO Ollie and I’ll be glad to clarify anything with you once I return from my holiday on Tuesday. Warm regards, Ollie (Hunt Bike Wheels – Brand Manager).

Drew
Drew
6 years ago

TLR is the best!

Ollie Gray
Ollie Gray
6 years ago
Reply to  Drew

We completely agree!

dG
dG
6 years ago

These wheels have been on my radar for the past year now. I own a few other nice aluminum hoops, but these are ridiculously drool worthy. All my Al wheels are wide (over 23mm), and these polished Hunt set just pushed me over the edge. Must talk to wife to sort it out for Xmas. So, I know these wheels are from the UK. Once I order them, what is the delivery schedule?

Ollie Gray
Ollie Gray
6 years ago
Reply to  dG

Hi dG, thanks for your message and glad you like the look of the wheels. We are currently taking pre-orders on the Sprint Aero Wide for November WK4. Most of our wheels usually fully sell out before they arrive, so time is of the essence! If you wanted to find out more or talk to one of the guys here about the wheels in more detail to ensure they were the right choice, please do get in touch!

Cheeser
Cheeser
6 years ago

What a load of marketing bull…

Ollie Gray
Ollie Gray
6 years ago
Reply to  Cheeser

Hi Cheeser, thanks ever so much for your reply. Would you care to into any more detail? Regards, Ollie (Hunt Bike Wheels – Brand Manager)

bob
bob
5 years ago

I have two MTB 29er sets and one 700 trail wide set for my Gravel bike. All are excellent with no issues at all. I haven’t had to touch them and they remain true.

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