UK upstart Hunt Bike Wheels who we introduced to you just 2 months ago is moving quickly and has already expanded their wheel offerings from the disc road wheels we showed before, to add three more road wheel sets. These wheels deliver wide, tubeless-ready, aero profile rims built up with solid components for reasonably light affordable wheelsets that should be great all-arounders.
As Hunt are in their first season of product delivery (with production proudly in cycling hub Taiwan) and haven’t sorted out what their demand will be, they are selling all their wheels on a preorder basis to be delivered worldwide in June. Check out the wheel details and pricing…
Of the three wheels, two share a 28mm x deep 22mm wide rim, while the third expands to 31mm x 24mm:
Hunt 4Season Aero Road: 28x22mm 6061-T6 rim with 17mm internal, and 1589g for £279
Hunt Race Season Aero Road: 28x22mm 6061-T6 rim with 17mm internal, and 1420g for £399
Hunt Race Season Aero Wide Road: 31x24mm Niobium/Alu-T10 rim with 19mm internal, and 1480g for£459
All rims are designed with a wide rim bed to create a wider tire profiles, making them fatten up light 23mm tires, but also be great for bigger road and cross tires. All hubs are of Hunt’s design and use Pillar aero spokes; with lighter hubs, straight pull spokes, and alu nipples on the Race wheels. Wheels come fitted with tubeless sealing base tape, tubeless valves, and external cam QR skewers, plus spare spokes and a Pillar spoke nipple tool.
One other interesting feature is that Hunt can provide the wheels with Schwalbe One Tubeless road tires in either 23/25/28mm widths for another £90. That’s £30 less than suggested retail and also includes having them set up tubeless and with sealant, eliminating any tubeless installation hassle.
Pre-order now with just 20% down, refundable up to a week after you receive the wheels (assuming you return them), so almost no risk to try them. And shipping is free worldwide. Their first disc-brake wheel preorder sold out in just a day and a half, so act fast. (Although the disk wheels can also be ordered again for the next mid June delivery.) Hunt’s aim to deliver affordable high-performance wheels seems promising. We might have to get a set ourselves to try them out.