HUNT 52 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset

1548g Depth Width ext Width int size
52 mm 27 mm 19 mm 700c

The fastest rim-brake wheels we've ever made, using 'Aerodynamicist' profiles as first used on our Limitless range. Ready to fly past the competition, whether road races, time trials or triathlons.

Tyre size: Aero 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 1548g (52/52) 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 _

The fastest rim-brake wheels we've ever made, using 'Aerodynamicist' profiles as first used on our Limitless range. Ready to fly past the competition, whether road races, time trials or triathlons. We've been able to take the principles found during the Limitless research project (widening profiles below the edge of the rim to improve performance and stability across multiple yaw angles), and apply these to rims that make the absolute most of the space offered inside a conventional caliper brake.

See the research white paper for full technical details of our wind tunnel testing methodology, including data/graphs and the full range of wheels we tested against.

Full Specs _

Rims
Aerodynamicist rim-profiles, developed from the ground up & wind tunnel provenToray T700/T800 unidirectional and 3K weave carbon-fibre with 3K weave bed and spoke areas.27mm outer and 19mm inner width52mm deep super-wide rounded aero sectionHookedTubeless-readyGriptec basalt ceramic fibre 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.Matt black base finished with gloss black and white contrasting graphics.
  • Aerodynamicist rim-profiles, developed from the ground up & wind tunnel proven
  • Toray T700/T800 unidirectional and 3K weave carbon-fibre with 3K weave bed and spoke areas.
  • 27mm outer and 19mm inner width
  • 52mm deep super-wide rounded aero section
  • Hooked
  • Tubeless-ready
  • Griptec basalt ceramic fibre 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.
  • Matt black base finished with gloss black and white contrasting graphics.
Spokes
Pillar Wing 20 with Aerofoil profile18 front & 24 rear Aero 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 area.Black stainless treatment
  • Pillar Wing 20 with Aerofoil profile
  • 18 front & 24 rear
  • 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 durability.14 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.Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffnessPolished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • 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
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 pawl engagement for instant acceleration - 7.5 degrees engagement.All freehub standards accounted for.Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffness.Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.Polished 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 pawl engagement for instant acceleration - 7.5 degrees engagement.
  • All freehub standards accounted for.
  • Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffness.
  • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
Bearings
Industry leading CeramicSpeed hybrid ceramic bearings.3 to 5 times longer than other ceramic bearings on the marketing, 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 is unique4 year warranty (When registered with CeramicSpeed)
  • Industry leading CeramicSpeed hybrid ceramic bearings.
  • 3 to 5 times longer than other ceramic bearings on the marketing, 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 is unique
  • 4 year warranty (When registered with CeramicSpeed)
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
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.
  • 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 _

Patented Limitless Technology

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 wheels from the ground up to be very fastest they can be.

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 or riding off-road.

Aerodynamicist Rim Profile

Designed around a 19mm internal rim width optimised for a 25c tyre (but will of course work without compromise with both 23c and 28c tyres). They feature a hooked tyre retention design and are both fully ETRTO-compatible and tubeless-ready. 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.

Wing Spokes

After considerable testing across multiple spoke types (including analysis against competitor spokes), we found that the aerofoil profile of Pillar’s Wing 20 spokes offer even further aerodynamic advantages over flat/bladed options.

Nipples

Despite designing a wheelset with aerodynamic supremacy in mind, serviceability and usability has always been a core philosophy of how we put wheels together. External spoke nipples are absolutely the right choice with this in mind, especially when running tubeless tyres as you would have to remove the tubeless tape to access the nipples were they to be internal.

CeramicSpeed Bearings

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.

Freehub Body

Featuring 3 multi-point pawls with 3 teeth each and a 48t ratchet ring. The result an impressively low 7.5˚ engagement angle. Durability is a theme for HUNT, and so all our freehub bodies have Steel Spline Insert re-enforcements to provide excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies. Includes 2 CeramicSpeed bearings in the body.

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
  • Spare of each spoke plus nipples
  • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

<h1>In the Box</h1> <ul> <li>Front wheel and Rear Wheels with Hunt Black Shield tubeless tape fitted</li> <li>Pair quick-releases</li> <li>Griptec brake pads by Brakco</li> <li>Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed</li> <li>Tubeless Valves</li> <li>Spare of each spoke plus nipples</li> <li>Quality control card signed by your wheel builder</li></ul>

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

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 fromhere.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. *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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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.