Hunt Bike Wheels started out in 2015 selling a range of alloy road wheels designed for the rigours of UK roads. It’s since branched out into gravel and mountain bike wheelsets and has recently launched aero carbon wheelsets – with Hunt’s wind tunnel tests showing them to be as fast as or faster than other leading brands.
Headed up by aerodynamics expert Luisa Grappone, Hunt’s engineering department is responsible for research and development, including computer airflow modelling and wind tunnel testing.
All of Hunt’s clincher wheelsets are tubeless-ready, letting you fit tubeless tyres, which lowers tyre pressures and adds puncture protection. Its wheels can be used with tubes too if you prefer.
The wheels are also on-trend with wider rims. Different road models measure between 23mm and 35mm wide, which lets you fit wider tyres for a broader contact area with the road, with the potential for lower tyre pressures, more comfort and lower rolling resistance
Selling direct, Hunt offers free next-day UK shipping and ships internationally for a charge. There’s also a pre-order service to help you secure your chosen wheels for a small deposit, too.
We’re going to take you through the Hunt range, and pick out some of the highlights in the line-up.
Hunt carbon road wheel range
Hunt offers a wide selection of models in its carbon road wheel range, available in both disc brake and rim brake options.
Its flagship wheel is the 48 Limitless Aero Disc wheelset, which Hunt says is the fastest in the world for its depth class, based on computer modelling, wind tunnel and real-world testing.
There are plenty of other options in the line-up too, whether you’re looking for an aerodynamic advantage or to save weight on the climbs.
Hunt 48 Limitless Aero Disc wheelset
Hunt describes the 48 Limitless Aero Disc as “the world’s fastest disc-brake wheels up to (and including) 50mm, with the wheelset designed to “meet the needs of the modern rider”.
The development of the Limitless wheels saw Hunt visit the GST wind tunnel in Germany, with the result a comprehensive white paper outlining both the performance of the wheels and how they compare to leading competitors.
The Hunt 48 Limitless Aero Disc wheelset is 48mm deep and super-wide at 34.5mm external, but still retains the 22.5mm internal rim width that Hunt says works best with 25mm and 28mm road tyres.
To keep the wheelset’s weight down to 1,618g, Hunt developed its Limitless Technology, a patented composite structure with a low-density, co-moulded polymer in its sidewalls.
The wheel is then finished off with top-spec and low friction CeramicSpeed bearings.
Hunt 48 Limitless Aero Disc
Rim width, external: 34.5mm
Rim width, internal: 22.5mm
Aerodynamicist rim and disc brake wheelset range
Looking for a rim brake aero carbon wheelset? The Aerodynamicist range sits below the Limitless and offers 52mm, 62mm and 82mm rim brake depths.
To fit the brake calipers, it’s 27mm wide externally and 19.5mm internally, optimised for 25mm and 28mm tyres, according to Hunt. There’s a hard-wearing Griptec basalt ceramic fibre brake track for all-weather stopping.
Again, the range is wind-tunnel tested and holds its own against the competition, with Hunt claiming the 82mm depth is best in class.
Like the Limitless Aero Disc wheels, the Aerodynamicist range comes with CeramicSpeed bearings. Claimed weights are between 1,548g and 1,770g, depending on rim depth, and prices are from £1,189 and £1,329. You can order mixed depth wheelsets too. Full specs for the deepest 82mm options are below.
Hunt 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist
Rim depth: 82mm
Rim width, external: 29.5mm
Rim width, internal: 19mm
Swap to disc brakes and there are Aerodynamicist wheels in 44mm and 54mm depths, alongside mixed sets.
As well as the traditional steel spokes, Hunt sells wheelsets laced with unidirectional carbon spokes, saving 68g for weights of 1,398g for the 44mm depth and 1,456g for 54mm-deep wheels.
Prices start at £929 for steel spokes and head up to £1,189 with carbon spokes.
Hunt 44 UD Carbon Spoke Disc
Rim depth: 44mm
Rim width, external: 29mm
Rim width, internal: 20mm
Other carbon road wheelsets
Hunt sells a wide range of other carbon rim and disc brake wheelsets, with prices starting at £749 for the 1,379g Team 45 Carbon Wide tubular rim brake wheelset.
Meanwhile, the £1,089 Hill Climb SL tubulars tip the scales at just 991g. Depending on what you’re after, you’ll likely find a wheelset that works well for your riding style.