Spotted behind the scenes at Sea Otter Classic, the upcoming Hunt Alloy SL Disc wheelset starts shipping May 1 and start at just $599.

With a claimed weight of 1,443g, the shallow yet modernly wide wheels could be a budget climber’s dream. Built on their Center Lock Sprint SL hubs with a reasonably quick 7.5º engagement, they should roll smoothly with Japanese EZO bearings with upgraded low-friction interior seals on the rear hub.

closeup hub details for hunt alloy sl disc brake road bike wheelset

They’re laced with 20 spokes up front, 24 in the rear, using Pillar Aero Butted stainless steel black spokes and matching black alloy nipples.

closeup rim details for hunt alloy sl disc brake road bike wheelset

The new addition to their family are the asymmetric 6061-T6 rims which are are heat treated then micro-peened to toughen them up further. They’re tubeless ready, with their H_LOCK bead seat for secure tire installation.

closeup rim details for hunt alloy sl disc brake road bike wheelset

The rims measure 25mm deep with a 19mm internal width (24mm external), and you can get them with Quick Release or standard 12mm thru axles (with your choice of 142 or 135mm spacing for the rear).

Pre-order now, shipping starts in early May.

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Larry Falk
Larry Falk
26 days ago

Looks like a beautiful wheel, but I wonder why they stuck with 19 mm internal? (I used to regard Hunt as a trendsetter for internal widths but I guess that is no more?)

Korey
Korey
26 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

Because they’re super light road wheels? I only run 28h wheels because I beat the heck out of them and the roads here aren’t the best. They’re rough, they have potholes, and they have yet to go even slightly out of true. If I were to run light wheels like this I wouldn’t throw a giant tire on them.

Korey
Korey
26 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

They have other wheel sets already aimed at what you seem to want. Variety is a pro, not a con.

Ryan
Ryan
25 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

It’s probably an off the shelf rim rebranded

Jacob
Jacob
25 days ago
Reply to  Ryan

Doubtful, Boyd is making his alloy rims in SC.

Woody
Woody
24 days ago
Reply to  Ryan

Yep, looks like an Alex Rims Draw 1.9P/S to me!

oldmansk
oldmansk
25 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

I have extremely wide rims. There are some downsides to them. Current tires are not designed for them. Many race tires are just opened tubulars, which effectively have a 0mm rim width.

Dominic
Dominic
25 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

Well in the end its all down to marketing. Here they wanted to offer one of the lightest alloy wheelsets, so you need a light rim. A narrower one will always be lighter than a wider one. So it’s only 19mm internal width.
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suede
suede
25 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

Maybe optimized for a 25-28mm tire?

Astro_Kraken
Astro_Kraken
25 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

Probably weight. If you make an aluminum rim in a modern carbon size and shape they would be a weight too scary for most people.

Dinger
Dinger
25 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

19mm is a sweet spot for 25-32mm road tires and decent even for up to 35c for CX. It’s also a sweet spot for rim section vs. weight. As they’re marketing this primarily as a road wheel, this size is pretty appropriate.

Topher
Topher
25 days ago

Hunt wheels are solid. I’ve got their rim brake version of their aero wide alloy on my All-City Mr Pink. It’s very light (I think 100 grams lighter than these) and feel great on a steel frame. $500. Definitely not a rebranded rim, hunt does a great job of striking a nice balance of enough performance for the right price which a lot of other wheel companies don’t hit.

I’ve also got their aero race alloy gravel set. Same story there. But also on a steel frame.

I can’t speak for their carbon offerings or how their alloy wheels feels on stiffer (carbon) bikes.

But for steel they are pretty perfect IMO.