The simple truth is that most of us want to go faster on our bikes. Sure, you could train. But you could also just upgrade to a lighter wheelset…
Hunt says that this wheelset was designed to offer control and speed for the fastest gravel rides. Tubeless, ETRTO-compliant hookless rims, laced to a reliable, fast-engaging Sprint SL hub make for a system that Hunt wants you to know, is “ready to face any race day conditions.”
This wheelset is a race-focused, hookless wheelset that “is built to offer versatility for the harshest and steepest days”.
The wheelset is laced to Hunt’s lighter, race-ready Sprint SL hubs with Pillar spokes. These hubs offer 7.5-degree engagement.
“We chose the top-of-the-range Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement PSR XTRA models. These butted blade aero spokes are lighter but also provide a greater degree of elasticity to maintain tensions longer and add fatigue resistance. PSR spokes feature the 2.2 width at the spoke head providing more material in this high-stress area. The nipples come with a hex head so you can achieve precise tensioning. Combining these components well is key which is why all HUNT wheels are hand-built.”
Hunt says this is a light, versatile wheelset that was built with race day in mind. Saying that the Sprint SL hubs, feature the same strength and power transfer but in a lower-weight package. Their thought was that this could result in more direct power transferred to the rear wheel.
The wheelset is highly adaptable with swappable caps allowing you to use whatever axle standard your bike comes with.
*Please note that these wheels will not work with older 15mm front road/gravel TA standards.*
- Rims | Asymmetric disc-specific hookless/straight-sidewall rim profile. ETRTO-compliant tubeless rims. Hookless (what does this mean?).
- Tires | 26mm internal rim width, Tubeless-ready for lower weight & rolling resistance, featuring H_LOCK bead-seat for easy and secure tubeless installation. Hookless rims require the use of tubeless tires. (Please always refer to your tire manufacturer’s guidelines on pressure, rim width, and hookless compatibility).
- Hubs | New Sprint SL straight-pull hubs. 15mm diameter 6066-T6 body and axle for supreme strength-to-weight. Circular dropout interface steps for added security in fitment. 3x treble-tooth pawls, resulting in just 7.5˚ engagement. Steel spline inserts to protect the cassette body.
- Axles | Easily adaptable & we fit them for you. Fit all current axle sizes and are easy to change; Front – QR, Bolt thru 12/9mm, Rear – QR, Bolt thru 12×142, 12×135, 10×135.
- Included | Tubeless tape & valves, spare spokes, axle adapters (please fill in the simple form after checkout to select your required size).
- See the full specs here
- Weight | 1380g
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