HUNT 42 Limitless Gravel Aero Wheelset

1548g Depth Width ext Width int size
42 mm 36 mm 25 mm 700c

Engineered from the ground up to be the fastest wheel for today's modern, high-speed gravel races.

Aerodynamically optimized around 38-40c gravel tyres to reduce aerodynamic drag and provide crosswind stability, saving you watts and time, while allowing you to focus on your race, regardless of the wind conditions.

Tyre size: Aero optimized for 40mm tyres; work well with 29mm up to 60mm.

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H_CARE

FREE LIFETIME CRASH REPLACEMENT

To ensure you're not out of pocket should the worst happen. Learn more.

The Purpose _

<h1>Wing Spokes</h1><i>After considerable testing across multiple spoke types (including analysis against  competitor spokes), we found that the aerofoil profile of Pillar's Wing spokes offer even further aerodynamic advantages over flat/bladed options.</i>

The Purpose _

With the 42 Limitless Gravel Aero, HUNT set out to develop the premier performance gravel wheelset, optimising gravel-specific aerodynamics through patented Limitless technology, and balancing those against another critically important attribute for riders moving fast over inconsistent surfaces: crosswind stability (steering moment).

The recent proliferation of gravel races across the globe means riders are now rethinking their equipment selections and employing aerodynamically designed skinsuits, helmets, frames and wheels. With industry-leading engineering and design talent in-house, HUNT aims to set a new standard for gravel-specific wheel performance.

Full Specs _

Rims
Wind tunnel tested, aerodynamically optimised for 40mm tyresHookedH-lock bead-seat up-kicks for easy and secure tubeless installationUnidirectional T24/30 carbon fiber with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes36mm outer and 24.5mm inner width42mm depthMatt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics
  • Wind tunnel tested, aerodynamically optimised for 40mm tyres
  • Hooked
  • H-lock bead-seat up-kicks for easy and secure tubeless installation
  • Unidirectional T24/30 carbon fiber with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes
  • 36mm outer and 24.5mm inner width
  • 42mm depth
  • Matt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics
Spokes
Pillar Wing with Aerofoil24 front and 24 rear interlacedAero Butted 2.0-2.2/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2Straight-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 areaBlack stainless treatment
  • Pillar Wing with Aerofoil
  • 24 front and 24 rear interlaced
  • 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 6066-T6 heat treated aluminum alloy body.6066-T6 aluminum alloy axles.Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately hereHUNT SPRINT SL Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • Forged and CNC’d 6066-T6 heat treated aluminum alloy body.
  • 6066-T6 aluminum alloy axles.
  • Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
  • HUNT SPRINT SL Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
Rear Hub
6066-T6 heat-treated aluminum alloy freehub body.Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the Shimano 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 6066-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately herePolished anodized black finish with laser graphics.Intended use: Fast and light gravel riding. For loaded gravel riding and bikepacking, please consider wheelsets featuring HUNT 4 Season hubsets.
  • 6066-T6 heat-treated aluminum alloy freehub body.
  • Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the Shimano 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 6066-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • Intended use: Fast and light gravel riding. For loaded gravel riding and bikepacking, please consider wheelsets featuring HUNT 4 Season hubsets.
Bearings
Industry leading CeramicSpeed ceramic coated bearings. EZO bearing option also available.75% tougher than their standard hardened steel races, boasting an average lifetime seven and a half times longer than other non-coated solutionsCeramicSpeed bearing balls are of the highest quality, featuring the highest achievable surface finish and roundnessLife-time warranty (When registered with CeramicSpeed)
  • Industry leading CeramicSpeed ceramic coated bearings. EZO bearing option also available.
  • 75% tougher than their standard hardened steel races, boasting an average lifetime seven and a half times longer than other non-coated solutions
  • CeramicSpeed bearing balls are of the highest quality, featuring the highest achievable surface finish and roundness
  • Life-time warranty (When registered with CeramicSpeed)
Tyres Info
HUNT recommends a 40mm tyre for best performance, tyre widths between 29mm and 64mm 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 40mm tyre for best performance, tyre widths between 29mm and 64mm 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 _

Patented Limitless Technology

In order to create the most aerodynamic & stable shape for the tyre, a rim bed of 24.5mm is needed. With the tyre profile this creates, the ideal shape of the rim curves out to an external width of 36mm. To overcome the weight penalty associated with this, we use a (non-structural) low density expanding polymer insert, inside a channel carved out during pre-preg.

Wind Tunnel Tested

Developed by HUNT's in-house engineering team, with years in the wind tunnel spent testing every last detail. We've left no stone unturned in designing this wheelset from the ground up to be very fastest in the world within its class.

Wind Tunnel Proven

Proven to offer the lowest aerodynamic drag among tested gravel-specific wheelsets under 50mm depth, offering the rider up to .12 Watt savings over renowned competitors, and 16.8 Watt savings over non-aero gravel wheels

Rim Profile

In order to create the most aerodynamic & stable shape for the tyre, a rim bed of 21mm is needed. With the tyre profile this creates, the ideal shape of the rim curves out to an external width of 34mm. To overcome the weight penalty associated with this, we use a (non-structural) low density expanding polymer insert, inside a channel carved out during the production process. This is bonded to the carbon during the curing process, resulting in a uniform and strong bond. The density of carbon is 1.6g per cubic centimetre, whereas the polymer insert weighs just 0.7g per cubic centimetre, resulting in a (rotational) mass loss of just over 50g per rim. This patented technology enables us to consider the limits of material properties, and smash right past them.

Tyre Compatibilty

Designed around a 24.5mm internal rim width optimized aerodynamically for 38-42c gravel tyres but will work with any tyre up to 54c. Also works excellently with clincher tyres and tubes. They feature a hooked tyre retention design and are both fully ETRTO-compatible and tubeless-ready.

Wing Spokes

After considerable testing across multiple spoke types (including analysis against competitor spokes), we found that the aerofoil profile of Pillar's Wing spokes offer even further aerodynamic advantages over flat/bladed options.

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
  • Spare spokes with nipples & washers.
  • 60mm Tubeless Valves
  • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

The items included in the box: 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 (Life-time on CeramicSpeed bearings*) 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. *Must be registered with CeramicSpeed

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 130kg (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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Unmatched rider support, 7 days a week. For quick and immediate access to all the help you need, try our Live Chat. Our team consists of real bike riders who are fully equipped to answer any questions and help out. See Contact Us page for more details.

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

These wheels come with H_CARE (Free Lifetime Crash Replacement) for the first owners. A full 3 years (4 years on CeramicSpeed bearings*) from purchase date warranty is offered to the original purchaser only on all HUNT wheels against material or workmanship defects. Read more here.

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.