HUNT 4454 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset

1495g Depth Width ext Width int size
F44 / R54 mm 29 mm 20 mm 700c

A mix-depth masterpiece for riders seeking a deeper, more aero and laterally responsive rear wheel, paired with a shallower and lighter front wheel.

Both Aerodynamicist rim profiles were wind-tunnel developed and tested to offer low drag and crosswind stability, then hand-laced to HUNT Sprint SL hubs for quick 7.5-degree engagement and improved strength.

Tyre size: Aero optimized for 25 to 28mm tyres; work well with 23mm up to 40mm.

€1,289

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The Purpose _

The HUNT 4454 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset being used on the road, combining aerodynamic performance with low weight to create a wheelset that is fast across all terrain

The Purpose _

The 4454 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc benefits from the further trickle-down effect of HUNT's in-house engineering team's Aerodynamicist rim profiles, as first seen on the 48 Limitless Aero Disc. The rims used are the same as in the 44 & 54 UD Carbon Spoke Disc, but paired with conventional steel spokes.

Full Specs _

Rims
Aerodynamicist profile, disc-specific & aerodynamically optimised for 25-28c tyresUnidirectional T700/800 carbon fibre with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes29mm outer and 20mm internal, ideal for 23-50mm tyre widths44mm front and 54mm rear depthHookedH_LOCK bead-seat up-kicks, for easy and secure tubeless installationMatt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics
  • Aerodynamicist profile, disc-specific & aerodynamically optimised for 25-28c tyres
  • Unidirectional T700/800 carbon fibre with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes
  • 29mm outer and 20mm internal, ideal for 23-50mm tyre widths
  • 44mm front and 54mm rear depth
  • Hooked
  • H_LOCK bead-seat up-kicks, for easy and secure tubeless installation
  • Matt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics
Spokes
20 front and 24 rear laced 2 cross.Aero Butted 2.0-2.2/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2.Straight-pull for excellent torsional strength and direct power transferCold drawn from high grade T302 (18/10) stainless steel wire by Sandvik SwedenPatented Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement, butted again just before the spoke head providing more durability in high stress area.Black stainless treatment
  • 20 front and 24 rear laced 2 cross.
  • Aero Butted 2.0-2.2/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2.
  • Straight-pull for excellent torsional strength and direct power transfer
  • Cold drawn from high grade T302 (18/10) stainless steel wire by Sandvik Sweden
  • Patented Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement, butted again just before the spoke head providing more durability in high stress area.
  • Black stainless treatment
Nipples
Alloy square body for external adjustment and square head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning.16mm length with washer for a strong connection to the spoke added durability14 gaugeBlack anodized finish
  • Alloy square body for external adjustment and square head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning.
  • 16mm length with washer for a strong connection to the spoke added durability
  • 14 gauge
  • Black anodized finish
Front Hub
Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately herePolished anodized black finish with laser graphics.Hunt Race Season Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.
  • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
  • Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • Hunt Race Season Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.
Rear Hub
7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.3x treble-tooth individually leaf sprung pawls with 48 teeth on the ratchet ring for fast 7.5 degree engagement and instant acceleration.All freehub standards accounted for.Hunt Race Season Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately herePolished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.
  • Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.
  • 3x treble-tooth individually leaf sprung pawls with 48 teeth on the ratchet ring for fast 7.5 degree engagement and instant acceleration.
  • All freehub standards accounted for.
  • Hunt Race Season Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.
  • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
  • Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
Bearings
High-grade Japanese EZO bearings.Rear hub upgraded to even faster rolling LU/LB low-friction sealed internal face, dual sealed external face bearings.Incredibly fast rolling.
  • High-grade Japanese EZO bearings.
  • Rear hub upgraded to even faster rolling LU/LB low-friction sealed internal face, dual sealed external face bearings.
  • Incredibly fast rolling.
Tyres Info
HUNT recommends a 25-28mm tyre for best performance, tyre widths between 22mm and 47mm are also safe to use.  Note: best performance is usually gained by using tyre pressures lower than the maximum, you can see our blog post about this, read here. Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance. You must not exceed the maximum tyre pressure limits set out in the table below or the maximum limit set by your tyre manufacturer if this is lower.  
  • HUNT recommends a 25-28mm tyre for best performance, tyre widths between 22mm and 47mm are also safe to use.  
  • Note: best performance is usually gained by using tyre pressures lower than the maximum, you can see our blog post about this, read here. 
  • Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance. 
  • You must not exceed the maximum tyre pressure limits set out in the table below or the maximum limit set by your tyre manufacturer if this is lower.  
Axle Sizes
These wheels are available with all existing disc brake road bike axle adapter sizes. We fit the axles you need, just complete the simple form shown after checkout:Front: 12x100mm Thru-Axle, 9x100mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x100mmRear: 12x142mm Thru-Axle, 12x135mm Thru-Axle, 10x135mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x135mmIf you are unsure what size your axles are don't worry it also includes the option to tell us your bike model and we will find out and then fit the correct axles, plus we're happy to change them later at our cost if you don't quite get it right. Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order.

These wheels are available with all existing disc brake road bike axle adapter sizes. We fit the axles you need, just complete the simple form shown after checkout:

  • Front: 12x100mm Thru-Axle, 9x100mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x100mm
  • Rear: 12x142mm Thru-Axle, 12x135mm Thru-Axle, 10x135mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x135mm

If you are unsure what size your axles are don't worry it also includes the option to tell us your bike model and we will find out and then fit the correct axles, plus we're happy to change them later at our cost if you don't quite get it right. Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order.

HIGH SPECIFICATION COMPONENTS _

Aerodynamicist Rim Profile

As learned from our Limitless Research project & consistent wind tunnel time across the past 2 years, we know that an optimum aerodynamic benefit for a drop-bar bike is yielded from widening rim profiles. The reasons for this is that it allows for a far more 'blunted' spoke bed area, which (depending on which part of the wheel you're looking at) is both the leading and trailing edge.

Aerodynamicist Rim Profile

The benefits of blunted spoke bed areas revolve primarily around the predictable airflow, with the wind ‘hugging’ the rim as it passes across it (as opposed to older style V-shaped rims, which would create turbulence in the form of stalls). The wider profile ensures the flow stays attached to the surface as long as possible before the point of separation, which is key as yaw angles increase..

Sprint SL Hubs

SPRINT SL hubs add strength and enhance power transfer, meaning all your force pushes you forwards. Large 15mm diameter hub axles for sprinting and out-of-saddle climbing responsiveness. Circular dropout interface steps add extra stiffness.

Spokes

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.

Freehub Body

Featuring a 3 multi-point pawls with 3 teeth each and a 48 tooth ratchet ring results in an impressively low 7.5 degree engagement angle and excellent resistance to wear under heavy loads. The Sprint SL freehub has strong individual pawl springs which engage quicker. There is also a Steel Spline Insert re-enforcement to provide excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.

Rim Bed

H_LOCK is our tubeless-ready rim bed profile with up-kicks to the shoulders of the tubeless steps which help to create a great rim-well seal for first installation and easy sealing of tubeless tyres. The H-Lock profile also locks the beads in place more securely once seated. This is especially important when running lower pressures off road.

What's in the box _

  • HUNT Black Shield tubeless tape fitted to wheels.
  • The axle adapters needed for your bike, just fill in the simple form shown after order completion, the form is also included in your order confirmation page.
  • Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed
  • 60mm Tubeless Valves
  • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

The items included in the box with every purchase of the HUNT 44 AERODYNAMICIST CARBON DISC WHEELSET; a spare of each spoke and two tubeless valves

WARRANTY_

These wheels come with H_CARE (Free Lifetime Crash Replacement) for the first owners. Read all about it here.

A full 3 years from purchase date warranty is offered to the original purchaser only on all HUNT wheels against material or workmanship defects, please click here to read full details.

All HUNT wheels models have to pass our harsh cobbled-rolling-road tests for rider weight limits, please see here for more details. Max system weight 125kg (system weight – total weight of fully kitted up rider, bike and luggage). If a rider is over 105Kgs then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly.

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Spares Available

Any spares for our wheelsets can be found on our website. If you need assistance, contact us and we can help you.

All Duties Covered

We understand that there has been some uncertainty and change since the UK’s departure from the EU. With that in mind, we want to make ordering from HUNT as smooth as possible for our European riders by covering all import duties, taxes and handling costs when you place your order on eu.huntbikewheels.com, there are NO hidden charges - the price that you see advertised is the price that you pay.

60 Day Ride and Return

We are so confident that you'll be happy with your Hunt Bike Wheels, that we offer a full 60 days to ride them.

ABOUT HUNT _

HUNT Bike Wheels are a team of talented, passionate riders with a wealth of industry experience, and set out to bring you the latest, most practical, forward-thinking technology in all things round.

Our mission is to serve devoted riders with the highest performing products, backed by best-in-class rider support.

All of our wheels are built and finished by hand, inclusive of a full quality control inspection.