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Hunt Sub50 Limitless Aero Road Wheels Reset Lighter, Faster All-Rounder Benchmark

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A new set of Hunt Sub50 Limitless UD aero road wheels pair ultra-wide front & rear specific rims to carbon spokes & ratchet hubs to lose lots of weight while going faster into the wind. Now with aerodynamics re-optimized for 28mm & 30mm tires, these 49.5mm deep Hunt Sub50 Limitless Aero Disc weigh as little as 1380g per set. And Hunt’s open-access wind tunnel data shows them outperforming the industry’s best wheels up to 50mm deep, on par with deeper wheels, and also weighing quite a bit less than other aero wheels that come close.

Hunt Sub50 Limitless Aero Disc road wheels get faster AND lighter

I’m just going to offer a quick PR email quote because I appreciate its brevity & efficiency:

“TL;DR: Front & rear specific hookless rim profiles (34mm wide external front/30mm wide external rear), UD carbon spokes, and all-new ratchet hub design create an unmatched system weighing just 1380 grams per pair.”

Hunt’s first foray into Limitless aerodynamic optimization resulted in the “world’s fastest” Hunt 48 Limitless Aero Disc wheels that set a Paris-Roubaix pavé KOM, before being raced on the World Tour and even being ridden to a Giro stage win in 2012 by Victor Campenaerts. They were the first-ever road wheels to be wider than 30mm external to benefit from modern wide tire aerodynamics. They teed up deeper 60 Limitless road and 42 Limitless Gravel wheels. And they featured a unique patented-filler construction method that keep weight in check.

But apparently the pros & fastest riders wanted even lighter weight to go with their industry-fastest wide tire aerodynamics.

And that’s what they got…

What’s new?

Thanks to all-new front & rear rim shapes, both with 23mm internal hookless tubeless beads. The blunt-nosed 34.2mm wide external rim up front leads to smoother airflow through the cleaner air the rider enters. And the more v-shaped 30mm external rim out back saves weight while slicing through the turbulent air coming off the bike and rider’s legs.

Hunt Sub50 Limitless aero wheels – Pricing, options, spec & availability

Three versions of Hunt’s new Sub50 Limitless aero wheels are being offered. Pick UD carbon spokes or conventional stainless steel spokes. And pick steel or CeramicSpeed bearings on the UD wheels.

Hunt Sub50 Limitless Aero Disc UD Carbon Spoke wheels with CeramicSpeed bearing upgrade:

  • Weight: 1380g per pair
  • Spokes: TaperLock UD Carbon
  • Spoke Count: 18 Front | 20 Rear
  • Bearings: CeramicSpeed, double-sealed
  • Pricing: £2289 / $2789 / 2749€

Sub50 Limitless Aero Disc UD Carbon Spoke wheels with standard stainless steel sealed bearings:

  • Weight: 1380g per pair
  • Spokes: TaperLock UD Carbon
  • Spoke Count: 18 Front | 20 Rear
  • Bearings: Double-sealed stainless steel cartridge
  • Pricing: £1849 / $2249 / 2279€

HUNT SUB50 Limitless Aero Disc Steel Spoke wheels with standard stainless steel sealed bearings:

  • Weight: 1428g per pair
  • Spokes: Pillar Wing 20 Elliptical Aero
  • Spoke Count: 20 Front | 24 Rear
  • Bearings: Double-sealed stainless steel cartridge
  • Pricing: £1,479 / $1799 / 1849€

All three are available to pre-order direct from Hunt starting today. And the first batch of new Hunt Sub50 Limitless wheels will arrive at early buyers’ doorsteps by the end of this month. Those who order a CeramicSpeed upgrade will have to wait until late April 2024 though, as those wheels’ hubs have to head to Denmark first, where they get the premium bearings pressed-in at CeramicSpeed’s own facility.

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Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Any word from them on tubeless impact performance? I feel like I’ve seen more detonated Hunt wheels than other brands.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 month ago

Seems pretty narrow for hookless rims. I’m happy not having hooks on my wheels but nothing narrower than 25mm

Oliver
Oliver
1 month ago

Hookless. No thanks.

Evan
Evan
1 month ago

I’ve heard that crabone spokes are a harsh ride. Anyone can confirm or deny?

Sekib edlo
Sekib edlo
27 days ago
Reply to  Evan

I’ve ridden winspace hyper wheels for a few years and they’re definitely stiff, but I rarely ride anything narrower than 28mm tubeless anymore… I think most of the “harshness” would be attributed to tire width/pressure rather than spoke material. I’ve also ridden steel and berd spokes, which definitely absorb a bit of vibrations, but unless you’re running 25mm or less I think a stiff wheel would benefit you assuming you’re running correct pressures

DaveM
DaveM
27 days ago
Reply to  Evan

I don’t think so. I have 3 different sets of Hunt wheels, all different depths with UD carbon spokes and I feel they’re smoother than my Hunt Limitless 48’s with steel spokes. All four sets are sledge hammer reliable too btw

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

At least they are fair and compare their wheels with other overpriced wheels with bad aerodynamic performances. And the weight is not that impressive considering they use carbon spokes.

Dave R
Dave R
25 days ago

Carbon spokes cost an extra $450 to save 48g, and it’s not rim weight.

Nah.

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