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Wide Tubeless-ready performance bike wheels
You ride every chance you get | You push on through wind and rain | Your time and money must deliver results.
Tubeless-ready | Lower pressures and great puncture protection. Our wheels work excellently with standard clincher tyres & tubes too
Designed with purpose | We don't spec down to a price point. We just create the best wheels for each type of riding
Open the gap in the corners | Enhanced grip, wide rims for broad road contact with lower rolling-resistance
String out the pack on the flat | Rounded profile aero rims, super smooth precision bearings by EZO Japan
Break-away on the climbs | Impressively low weights from 1295g-1969g
World's fastest wheelsWind tunnel proven against world leading wheels.
Designed by HUNT Product Engineering Manager, Luisa Grappone (MSc Aerospace Engineering)
HUNT Open Development Team
Hunt Bike Wheels | The Rider Firm
WHY - The bike wheelsets we want to buy aren't easily available so we've made them. We, Peter and Tom (above) Marchment, are avid cyclists and have years of experience in the UK bike industry sourcing and marketing bike components from around the world. Tom has worked with several leading performance wheel brands. This knowledge means Hunt Bike Wheels bring you the latest practical technology and thinking in all things round. Our hubs, spokes, rims, bearings and quick-releases are manufactured by leaders in each field and are then lovingly hand-built into outstanding wheels by experts with thousands of builds to their names.
THE CHASE - The wheels used for the vast majority of rides need to be fast, light weight, suitable for wider tyres, durable, easily serviceable and provide excellent braking performance. We have become strong advocates for tubeless technology. Having tested tubeless extensively on and off road we know it provides you with noticeably improved ride quality, grip and puncture protection. All our wheels come tubeless ready, but work perfectly with standard tyres and tubes, and provide excellent specs, long-term durability and low weight. Plus you're future-proofed if you want to go tubeless later. Of course, the wheels have to look stunning yet sophisticated too. We don't spec down to a price point we just create the best wheels for each type of riding.
THE PLAN - Our wheels are available to order through your local bike shop (just ask them to contact us) or purchase directly here at HuntBikeWheels.com. We invest more in the details and significantly increase the specification of each component so HUNT wheels provide maximum performance to you the rider. Our direct customer service means you will always be able to speak to a person and access the parts and servicing you need fast. Above all we want to create wheels and provide service you depend on, and allow you to perform to the highest level day-in day-out. We would love to hear how we can help you ride further and faster.
Hand-built by Real Master Wheel Builders
Wheels being hand-built and finished by Mr. Hao-Cheng at our wheel building partner. He has built and finely tensioned tens of thousands of wheels for leading high-end brands during his many years as a master wheel builder. All our wheels go through a two person build and finishing process. Every wheelset then has a full quality control inspection where all features of the build are checked. Your wheels are then signed off personally by the builder on the individual control card which is supplied in the box. They show huge pride and passion in their work.
A hub body on the impressive precision machinery. We never tire of watching these incredible tools create beautiful components. We test, specify and develop all our products in the UK and we also further our wheel designs with British project engineers. All our suppliers, including our hub manufacturers, are based in Taiwan. Taiwan is an incredible country with entrepreneurial drive and excellent engineering knowledge, not to mention they are a very friendly, welcoming and polite culture. As you may well already know, over the past three decades the country has focused on becoming the leader in cycling production technology. Taiwan is now widely recognized in the bicycle industry as the place to manufacture high-end bicycle components competitively. If you own a performance bicycle built with leading brand components, the chances are, the vast majority of the parts were made by passionate craftsmen and women at Taiwanese companies. We aspire to create the best performance wheels for your money, for now Taiwan has the technical capabilities to achieve this aim.
Superlight Niobium aluminium alloy rims ready for anodizing and then brake track machining at one of our rim suppliers. We have used our industry knowledge and links to source components and wheel technologies that really push the performance boundaries. Niobium aluminium alloy is a proprietary material which has been developed by our rim supplier. Niobium aluminium alloy uses an advanced T10 heat-treatment process and delivers outstanding weight, stiffness and durability meaning rims can be wider for 25 and 28mm tyres, deeper for better aero performance and yet remain super-light for excellent climbing and acceleration.
Our Hunt name is a play on the thrill and excitement of ‘The Chase’ we all love when riding, however it actually originated from the drive we have to ‘Hunt’ for every improvement in the rims, hubs, spokes, bearings, nipples and QRs we choose. The precision double contact sealed bearings by EZO Japan and Pillar’s high-spec spokes are great examples. The Pillar spokes we specify on all Hunt wheels are the top of the range triple-butted round and aero versions. They are cold-drawn from Swedish Sandvik Stainless Steel T302 wire and feature Pillar’s patented PSR spoke head re-enforcement. PSR spokes are butted again just before the spoke head providing more material in this high stress area. These spokes cost more but the triple butting provides a great ride and the PSR adds extra durability over standard spokes. Pillar Racing Spokes are trusted by many leading brands in the high-performance cycle sector, you can read more at www.PillarSpoke.com