Hunt Sprint Aero Wide wheelset review$738.00

Polished, smooth and speedy

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Retro looks disguise state-of-the-art alloy performance from UK direct-sell wheel specialist Hunt's Sprint Aero Wide wheelset.

With an 18.5mm internal span and mid-V 30mm section they’re wide, aero and really light, which translates into exactly the effervescent, speed-sustaining ride you’d hope from the hype.

Despite relatively low spoke tension (except for super-tight offside rear lacing) they’re not the most forgiving ride but do come tubeless taped and valved. Hunt will even supply them with tyres fitted for ultimate user friendliness.

Brake surfaces get wear dots and the fast-reacting freehub gets a single replaceable steel plate to stop spline damage. Skinny polished skewers with brass cams, spare spokes and spoke key are included too, leaving only adequate rather than amazing lifespan of the replaceable, low-friction EZO bearings stopping a perfect score.

  • Weight: 1,520g (pair)
  • Pick up: 7.5 degrees
  • Internal width: 18.5mm
  • External width: 23.5mm
  • Depth: 30.5mm
  • Spokes: 20/24
  • Tyre overall diameter: 27x24mm
Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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