We kind of got a sneak peek at the latest tubeless carbon clincher wheelset from Hunt back at Eurobike by way of their mixed depth 3650 Carbon Wide Aero wheels. Those paired a 36mm deep front to a 50mm deep rear wheel for the ideal aero all-around tubeless race wheel setup demanded by Hunt’s pro conti sponsored Bike Channel Canyon team. Now the pair of 36mm deep rims are available in a single wheelset, for what Hunt calls an ultra-light race wheelset, ready for the hills.
36 Carbon Wide Aero tubeless, rim brake road wheels
The 36CWA carbon rim brake wheelset shares all of the same tech characteristics as the 3650CWA wheels, just with a lighter overall weight. Down to just 1417g, maybe calling them ultra-light is a stretch. But with a 19mm inner/27mm outer width of the tubeless rim, and a mid-depth 36mm aero profile, they offer a good bit more support (and more volume) to current wider road tires.
And at just £950 they certainly offer a lot in the value department for a carbon wheelset. The 36 Carbon Wide Aero wheels join the 50mm deep version at the same pricepoint, and it’s just a few quid more to get the 36+50mm deep option if that’s what you are looking for.
And there isn’t much debating them as being race-ready. The Bike Channel Canyon Team raced them last month at the Kazak UCI 2.1 Tour of Almaty race, coming away with a top 10 finish, and the overall win in the Mountain’s Classification.
Each of the wheelsets share the same tubeless-ready UD carbon construction with Griptec basalt ceramic braking tracks for predictable rim braking in dry or wet weather. And while we haven’t ridden these wheels ourselves, we’ve ridden with the Hunt development team on their training & testing roads, they are no strangers to wet weather riding or super steep descending.
The wheels also all share the same Sprint hubsets with quick 7.5° engagement, and straight pull spokes. Spokes are Pillar butted PSRXTRA Aeros, laced 20 radially up front, and 24 two cross out back.
The 36mm deep wheels are officially available now for preorder, but shipping is slated for next week if you act fast. (The 3650s are the same delivery time, while the 50s are in stock now.) As with all Hunt’s tubeless clinchers, the wheels arrive taped for tubeless, and can be setup up with tubeless tires mounted (including sealant) if you choose at checkout.