HUNT 50 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset

1358g Depth Width ext Width int size
50 mm 26 mm 19 mm 700c

The 50 UD Carbon Spoke wheels have been engineered to provide you a significant increase in stiffness as well an impressively low weight.

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

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The Purpose _

<h1>Weight</h1><i>The consequence of the fanatical attention to detail is an outstandingly light 1358g wheelset weight in a lightning fast stiff aero package. We've enjoyed free wheeling in the pack whilst all others are pedalling, is it cheating?</i>

The Purpose _

With up to a 30.16% reduction in lateral flex over equivalent steel spoked wheelsets, the 50 UD Carbon Spoke wheels have been engineered to provide you a significant increase in stiffness as well an impressively low weight.

Using an innovative construction method, the 50 UD Carbon Spoke wheelset offers carbon spokes that are held purely mechanically, with no bonding required. We call this TaperLock, and it allows for carbon spokes that can be trued and maintained just like a normal steel spoke. Plus the TaperLock UD Carbon spokes are incredibly strong achieving over 450kgf (kilograms force per spoke) maximum tensile strength, this compares to leading steel spokes wich only reach 300 kgf. The innovative filament wound rims feature spoke area reinforcement, which creates strength where you need it and saves you vital grams everywhere else.

Full Specs _

Rims
Adaptive filament wound rims, allowing us to engineer strength into the high stress spoke areas where it is most needed, and allow for lightness where it isn't.Toray T700/T800 unidirectional and 3K weave carbon-fibre with 3K weave bed and spoke areas.26mm outer and 19mm inner width.50mm depth, with wide rounded aero section.HookedGriptec brake-track. Please note: We are not able to control other brands brake pad compounds and we cannot test every possible brake pad so please use only our HUNT Brakco Griptec carbon specific rim brake pads with these wheels. Two pairs of pads are included with your wheels and further sets can be ordered from here. We chose the Brakco Griptec pads because they outperform a lot of the market leaders’ best selling compounds in both dry and wet laboratory conditions.Raw filament wound surface finished with matt white contrasting graphics.HUNT Black Shield tubeless rim tape fitted.
  • Adaptive filament wound rims, allowing us to engineer strength into the high stress spoke areas where it is most needed, and allow for lightness where it isn't.
  • Toray T700/T800 unidirectional and 3K weave carbon-fibre with 3K weave bed and spoke areas.
  • 26mm outer and 19mm inner width.
  • 50mm depth, with wide rounded aero section.
  • Hooked
  • Griptec brake-track. Please note: We are not able to control other brands brake pad compounds and we cannot test every possible brake pad so please use only our HUNT Brakco Griptec carbon specific rim brake pads with these wheels. Two pairs of pads are included with your wheels and further sets can be ordered from here. We chose the Brakco Griptec pads because they outperform a lot of the market leaders’ best selling compounds in both dry and wet laboratory conditions.
  • Raw filament wound surface finished with matt white contrasting graphics.
  • HUNT Black Shield tubeless rim tape fitted.
Spokes
UD carbon fibre spokes with incredibly high strength, stiffness and weighing only 2.7g per spokeFront: 16 spokes laced radially - aero profileRear: 21 spokes laced 2 cross drive-side and radially non-drive side
  • UD carbon fibre spokes with incredibly high strength, stiffness and weighing only 2.7g per spoke
  • Front: 16 spokes laced radially - aero profile
  • Rear: 21 spokes laced 2 cross drive-side and radially non-drive side
Nipples
TaperLock nipples secure spoke head to the hubSquare mandrel mounted at the rim end to prevent spoke twisting when truing/replacingInternal nipple for truingBlack anodized finish
  • TaperLock nipples secure spoke head to the hub
  • Square mandrel mounted at the rim end to prevent spoke twisting when truing/replacing
  • Internal nipple for truing
  • Black anodized finish
Front Hub
TaperLock spoke interfaceForged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffness.Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • TaperLock spoke interface
  • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
  • Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffness.
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
Rear Hub
TaperLock spoke interfaceCircular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffness.3x treble-tooth pawl engagement for instant acceleration - 7.5 degrees engagement.7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.All freehub standards accounted for
  • TaperLock spoke interface
  • Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffness.
  • 3x treble-tooth pawl engagement for instant acceleration - 7.5 degrees engagement.
  • 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.
  • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.
  • All freehub standards accounted for
Bearings
Industry leading CeramicSpeed hybrid ceramic bearings (or standard EZO steel bearings)CeramicSpeed bearings last 3 to 5 times longer than other ceramic bearings on the market and 10 times more than standard steel bearings.CeramicSpeed bearing balls are of the highest quality Grade 3 Silicon Nitride, featuring the highest achievable surface finish and roundness. 15% harder, take 99% higher loads and are more than 100% smoother than other ceramic balls typically seen in the market. The smoothness and the hardness of the CeramicSpeed Balls are unique.4 year warranty (When registered with CeramicSpeed)
  • Industry leading CeramicSpeed hybrid ceramic bearings (or standard EZO steel bearings)
  • CeramicSpeed bearings last 3 to 5 times longer than other ceramic bearings on the market and 10 times more than standard steel bearings.
  • CeramicSpeed bearing balls are of the highest quality Grade 3 Silicon Nitride, featuring the highest achievable surface finish and roundness. 15% harder, take 99% higher loads and are more than 100% smoother than other ceramic balls typically seen in the market. The smoothness and the hardness of the CeramicSpeed Balls are unique.
  • 4 year warranty (When registered with CeramicSpeed)
Tyres Info
HUNT recommends a 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 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
HUNT Super-light Race Season design, only 33g front and 37g rear7075-T6 heat-treated alloy lever, head and nut.Brass cam plate actuation.1000kgf tested high-strength cro-moly spindles.Corrosion resistant stainless steel springs.Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • HUNT Super-light Race Season design, only 33g front and 37g rear
  • 7075-T6 heat-treated alloy lever, head and nut.
  • Brass cam plate actuation.
  • 1000kgf tested high-strength cro-moly spindles.
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel springs.
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.

HIGH SPECIFICATION COMPONENTS _

Rims

Using an adaptive filament winding process, which varies thickness and orientation across the rim, these rims achieve a very light weight and excellent transmission of force from the spoke to the rest of the rim. The process also provides additional material to create high strength at the spoke areas while minimising unnecessary weight between the spokes. They are wide at 26mm (19mm int.) which creates a great tyre profile, resulting in excellent grip and lower rolling resistance. High TG resin provides extremely reliable braking and durability for longer descents. We lab test all our rims to very high braking temp (200 C) to push their limits. The high temp resins used for our Griptec Braking surfaces and rims are designed and perform to extremely high levels of braking heat build-up. We also ride test our rim brake wheels in the Alps to ensure the wheels are put through their paces on long, steep and fast descents.

CeramicSpeed Bearings

The 50 UD Carbon Spoke will come fully equipped with CeramicSpeed's industry-leading hybrid ceramic bearings, even in the freehub body. All CeramicSpeed Balls are of the highest quality Grade 3 Silicon Nitride, featuring the highest achievable surface finish and roundness. The quality of the balls is what determines the performance and lifetime of a bearing. The CeramicSpeed Balls feature unparalleled impact strength, smoothness, roundness and brittleness.

Hubs

Carbon spoke optimised TaperLock SPRINT 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

Incredibly strong (achieving over 450kgf per spoke) TaperLock UD carbon spokes offering 30% increase in stiffness against steel ones. Only 2.7g per spoke. Due to the TaperLock technology, these spokes can be trued easily using a spoke key from within the rim bed.

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 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.

Skewers

The little details matter, the HUNT Race Season quick-release skewers use brass for the cam, which has self lubricating properties. We have also upgraded to stainless steel springs in order to prevent rusting.

What's in the box _

  • Front wheel and Rear Wheels with HUNT Black Shield tubeless tape fitted
  • Pair quick-releases
  • Griptec brake pads by Brakco
  • Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed
  • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder
HUNT Skewers and rim brake pads

WARRANTY_

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

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, 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 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.

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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.