Hunt’s rise from a small-scale UK-based wheel seller in 2015 to a brand notching up three stage wins at this year’s Giro has been meteoric. In just six years, Hunt has gone from a supplier of well-selected generic wheels to this ‘Limitless’ design by former aerospace engineer – and 3T and Campagnolo alumnus – Luisa Grappone.
The carbon wheelset is available in the 60mm-deep rim version shown here and a 48mm model. The new Limitless features Hunt’s proprietary design, which has been benchmarked in the wind tunnel against its competitors – with Hunt claiming it’s equal to, or better than, the opposition in reducing drag.
My 28mm tyre measured 29.2mm when inflated on the 21mm-wide internal rim, but with the external rim width a bulbous 34mm, you can see it when you’re riding.
The usual issue concerning wheels with deep rims is they can come up heavy, but these buck that trend. My wheelset weighs 1,770g (970g rear, 800g front) including tubeless tapes, valves, rotor lockrings and an XDR freehub. A CeramicSpeed bearing upgrade shaves off 101g, but pushes the price to £1,429.
Hunt 60 Limitless Aero Disc details
- Rim bed: The Limitless rim has a broad 21mm internal dimension that’s aero optimised for 25mm to 28mm tyres but will accommodate tyres up to 50mm wide.
- Hubs: Hunt will adapt the wheels to your needs, fitting thru-axles or quick releases, Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo or SRAM AXS freehubs at no extra charge.
- Spokes: The Limitless’s Pillar Wing spokes have a blunted elliptical profile that Hunt claims is more aerodynamic than flat or bladed spokes.
Hunt 60 Limitless Aero Disc ride impressions
The Limitless 60s are devastatingly fast on flat roads or rolling terrain. They pick up speed with ease and the freehub – with its 7.5-degree engagement and 48-tooth ratchet – means your freewheeling is met with the buzzing sound of an angry wasp.
At 1,770g, they’re not the lightest wheels in the world, but unless you’re riding the very steepest mountain ascents on every climb, the Limitless offers gains pretty much everywhere else.
The build quality is excellent and they feel taut and responsive, especially through corners on fast descents. And though crosswind stability is impressive, I still wouldn’t recommend a 60mm front rim in strong gales. You’re not blown across the road as you would be on an early aero rim, but you still need your wits about you in blustery conditions. I’d like to see Hunt offer a 48mm front and 60mm rear for a more versatile aero pairing.
Hunt 60 Limitless Aero Disc bottom line
If you can afford Hunt’s CeramicSpeed upgrade, I’d recommend it. But these are still superb wheels and they deserve to be successful. That Hunt is making a high-quality wheelset at such great value is also impressive at a time of constantly rising prices.
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|Weight||br_weight, 5, 6, Weight, 1,770g – as tested - including tubeless tapes, valves, rotor lockrings and an XDR freehub, Array, g|
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|Freehub||br_freehub, 11, 0, Freehub, XDR|
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|Spoke count||br_spokeCountFront, 11, 0, Spoke count, 20 front, 24 rear|
|Spokes||br_spokes, 11, 0, Spokes, Pillar Wing 20 with Aerofoil profile|
|Wheel size||br_wheelSize, 11, 0, Wheel size, 29in/700c|