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Best-selling Hunt Carbon Disc Aero Road Bike Wheels Get Wider, Lighter & Ratchet Hubs

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Hunt wheels have given their best-selling Carbon Aero Disc road bike wheelset family a makeover, with wider internal widths, lighter rims, and more premium spec ratchet freehub internals. Now called simply Hunt Carbon Disc, you can pick from 30mm, 40mm & 50mm deep aero profiles with 22mm internal hooked tubeless beads for road and all-road riding. With complete wheelset weights from just 1408-1464g and prices under $1000€.

Hunt 30/40/50mm Carbon Disc aero road wheels upgraded

2024 Hunt Carbon Disc best-selling affordable aero road bike wheels upgraded rnage
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All-new, wider hooked tubeless rim profiles give the affordable aerodynamic Hunt Carbon Disc wheels line-up a solid refresh, coupled with an upgrade to fast ratchet hub internals. Hunt continues to push the aero optimization and unique rim & spoke material solutions in their top-tier Limitless road and gravel wheels. But these budget Carbon Disc wheels are the backbone of what made Hunt so popular.

2024 Hunt Carbon Disc best-selling affordable aero road bike wheels upgraded, new 22mm internal hooked tubeless rim

For under a grand you can get competitively light carbon road wheels with wide 22mm internal tubeless-ready beads and solid performing blunt-nosed aerodynamic rim shapes. Plus, a wide 30mm outside that smooths airflow over modern road and even narrow fast gravel tires, too.

Hunt Carbon Disc best-selling affordable aero road bike wheels upgraded, all-road tubeless tires

They make a solid upgrade over the entry to mid-level wheels that come on most stock bikes. Or just an affordable way to add a second road or all-road wheel setup to make your road, all-road, or gravel bike even more versatile. Fit anything from 25-50mm tires with tubes or set up tubeless (ETRTO compliant).

And Hunt will still set you up tubeless, shipping wheels ready to ride with sealant already inside, if you also order tubeless tires when you buy wheels from them. This remains one of my favorite benefits of buying Hunt wheels, 9 years after testing out my first set.

What else do you need to know?

Hunt Carbon Disc best-selling affordable aero road bike wheels upgraded, riding

Hunt says the deepest U-shaped 50 Carbon Disc wheels will deliver an “8W aerodynamic benefit over a standard 25mm-deep alloy rim” based on their tests in the GST wind tunnel. And are only 4W slower than their industry-leading SUB50 Limitless Aero Disc wheels with 28mm tires. 

The Carbon Disc wheels apparently have even been ridden to a Giro d’Italia stage victory.

2024 Hunt Carbon Disc best-selling affordable aero road bike wheels get ratchet internals

The new H_Ratchet 36T SGL rear hub that debuted on their 42 Limitless Gravel race wheels last summer also promises improved durability and lighter weight. Plus of course, simple trusted ratchet freehub internals with 36 solid points of engagement.

Tech details

  • Internal Rim Width: 22mm hooked tubeless-ready
  • External Rim Width: 30mm front & 30mm rear 
  • Spokes: Pillar PSR triple-butted stainless steel J-bend spokes. 2.0-1.5-2.0mm front for compliance, 2.0-1.6-2.0mm rear for power transfer
  • Spoke Lacing: Handbuilt 24 front & 24 rear spokes with a 2-cross pattern 
  • Hubs: Hunt H_Ratchet SGL, 36T ratchet hubs with 10° engagement 
  • Freehubs: Shimano HG or MicroSpline, SRAM XD/XDR, and Campagnolo or Campy N3W
  • Bearings: Sealed precision steel cartridge bearings
  • Tubeless: Shipped fully tubeless-ready, with tubeless tape installed and tubeless valves included
  • Protection: Standard 3 year warranty. Or optional H_Care Lifetime Crash Replacement for 69€ extra

30 Carbon Disc

Hunt 30 Carbon Disc best-selling affordable 30mm deep aero road bike wheels upgraded
  • Rim Depth: 30mm
  • Weight: 1408g per pair 

40 Carbon Disc

Hunt 40 Carbon Disc best-selling affordable 40mm deep aero road bike wheels upgraded
  • Rim Depth: 40mm
  • Weight: 1433g per pair 

50 Carbon Disc

Hunt 50 Carbon Disc best-selling affordable 50mm deep aero road bike wheels upgraded
  • Rim Depth: 50mm
  • Weight: 1464g per pair 

Hunt Carbon Disc road wheels – Pricing, options & availability

2024 Hunt Carbon Disc best-selling affordable aero road bike wheels upgraded

The new Hunt Carbon Disc road wheels sell from £779 / $979 / €979 per 30mm pair. Plus an extra ten pounds/dollars/euros for 40mm, or an extra twenty for the 50s.

Hunt Carbon Disc best-selling affordable aero road bike wheels upgraded, Paddy riding cobbles

All three new Carbon Disc options are available now, with limited numbers in stock in the US & UK. And more on the way also from Hunt’s new Dresden, Germany distribution location.

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theKaiser
theKaiser
19 days ago

Normally I sort of roll my eyes a bit when there is another carbon wheelset announced, as they’re often nothing special (or even worse have a fatal flaw like a crappy freehub design that could make them useless), all for way too much money. These, on the other hand, really check all the boxes, with good rim dimensions, lower than average weight, a proper freehub design, a hooked tire interface, and a surprisingly reasonable price that is fairly competitive with the direct from China brands.

Czechmate
Czechmate
19 days ago
Reply to  theKaiser

Your comment is like the Hunt carbon disc wheelset.
Refreshingly positive.
My faith in humanity is being restored.
Maybe my faith in hookless rims will follow suit…

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
10 days ago
Reply to  theKaiser

22mm is just too narrow. I’d rather have a boring, open mold wheel with a 25mm rim than this. I can’t see myself ever riding anything this narrow unless I’m on a velodrome

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