Hunt Bike Wheels

Hunt Bike Wheels

 

Hunt Bike Wheels

 

Mark Tearle

 

Wide rimmed, tubeless ready, performance wheels from Hunt Bike Wheels

 

Hunt Bike Wheels is a new marque based in Sussex, UK, available world-wide, which is focusing on tubeless-ready road wheels for their launch range.

 
Hunt has been founded by Tom Marchment who has spent the last 12 years working with prominent bicycle companies, component brands and distributors in the UK. The company has just launched their website and have listed their range for pre-order.
 

Superlight Niobium aluminium alloy rims ready for anodizing
Superlight Niobium aluminium alloy rims ready for anodizing

 

Hunt are launching with road alloy wheels and being tubeless-ready is a feature across all models. Tom Marchment says “Having tested tubeless extensively on and off road we know it answers many issues; noticeably improving ride quality, grip and puncture protection. We see tubeless-tyres as offering the greatest benefits for year round and winter-riding when poor road conditions and punctures are a major issue, hence several Hunt wheels are aimed at this type of riding”.
 
Other contemporary features across the Hunt models include wide-rims of between 22 to 24 mm and disc brake options. Pricing for the launch range will be between £200 – £450 with weights competitively low at 1395 to 1650 grams.

 

Wheels being hand-built and finished by Mr. Hao-Cheng at Hunt's wheel building partner
Wheels being hand-built and finished by Mr. Hao-Cheng at Hunt’s wheel building partner

 

Tom describes how the brand started. “I’ve been working with my brother Peter since August 2014, we both knew the spec of the wheels we wanted to ride ourselves but they weren’t easily available from other wheel brands. We ideally wanted to buy from a wheel company that we could contact directly to get help and spares if needed. Then we thought; there are loads of other riders we know that want the same, here’s an opportunity to use our expertise and customer service skills to help, and of course we kind of love of cycling… a lot.”
 
The HuntBikeWheels project was started in September last year with sourcing, development and testing work being carried out throughout the British Autumn and Winter.

 

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All Hunt Bike Wheels are built using high-spec spokes from specialists Pillar. Hunt have chosen Pillar’s top of the range triple-butted round and aero versions, which 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. The triple butting provides a great ride and the PSR adds extra durability over standard spokes.

 

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The first wheel to be available from Hunt is a collaboration with the new, but already widely talked about, Mason Progressive Cycles. After his 15 years heading up the Kinesis UK brand, Dom Mason started Mason Cycles to develop “small batch, quality crafted and detailed bicycles ”. Dom says “Some very special wheels were required for our first bikes, so we worked with the wheel fanatics at Hunt. They’ve developed the MASON x HUNT Four Season Disc road wheelset. It’s absolutely perfect for my four season performance bikes”. More details of the MASON x HUNT collaboration wheels will be released very shortly.
 

The MASON x HUNT collaboration
The MASON x HUNT collaboration

 
Hunt are expecting stock of the Mason Four Season Disc wheels in March with rim brake models following in April.
 
Hunt Range Wide Spec
All wheels in the range will have the following features:
EZO Japanese bearings – Precision manufactured, fast rolling and excellently sealed
Wide rim beds (minimum 17mm) great with 23mm tyres but ideal for 25, 28 and cross tyres.
Top of the range Pillar PSR reinforced triple butted/aero spokes made from Sandvik T302 18/10 stainless
Tubeless ready rim profile with tubeless tape fitted.
9/10/11 speed Shimano Steel Spline Insert freehub body re-enforcement. Campag available.
Included with every wheelset: Spare spokes and nipples, hex & square spoke key, tubeless rim tape, tubeless valves. Where applicable; aero spoke holder.

 
Mason 4Season Disc
£349 | 1585g
Rims: 6061-T6 Heat treated. 27mm deep asymmetric semi-aero. 17 internal and 23 external width
Hubs: 4Season Disc QR 6061-T6, large main bearings, 7075-T6 axle and freehub. Steel spline insert.
Centre-lock with 6 bolt adapters included.
Front adaptable to 12 and 15mm thru axles. 15mm adapters inc with wheelset
Rear adaptable to 12×135/142 thru axles.
Spokes: 24F/24R PSR Triple butted J Bend
Nipples: 12mm brass hex-head, square body.
QR: Hunt 4Season Internal Cam for high torque tightening, secure fitting with low dirt ingress. Stainless steel springs.

 

4Season Aero

£269 | 1590g
Rims: 6061-T6 Heat treated. 28mm deep. 17 internal and 22 external width
Spokes: 20F/24R Pillar PSRXTRA Aero J Bend
Hubs: 4Season QR 6061-T6, large main bearings, 7075-T6 axle and freehub. Steel spline insert.
Nipples: 14mm brass hex-head, square body.
QR: Hunt 4Season durable heat-treated alloy/polymer cam with stainless steel springs.

 

Race Season Aero

£399 | 1420g
Rims: 6061-T6 Heat treated. 28mm deep. 17 internal and 22 external width
Spokes: 20F/24R Pillar PSRXTRA Aero super-light straight pull
Hubs: Race Season super-light QR 6061-T6, 7075-T6 axle and freehub. Steel spline insert.
Nipples: 14mm alloy hex-head, square body.
QR: Hunt Race Season super-light with heat-treated alloy/brass cam plate actuation and stainless steel springs.

 

Race Season Aero Wide

£459 | 1480g
Rims: Niobium aluminium alloy-T10 Heat treated. 31mm deep. 19 internal and 24 external width, creates excellent tyre profile for wide road tyres.
Spokes: 20F/24R Pillar PSRXTRA Aero super-light straight pull
Hubs: Race Season super-light QR 6061-T6, 7075-T6 axle and freehub. Steel spline insert.
Nipples: 14mm alloy hex-head, square body.
QR: Hunt Race Season super-light with heat-treated alloy/brass cam plate actuation and stainless steel springs.

 

HuntBikeWheels.com
 
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