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HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset
HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset
HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset
<h1>Rims</h1><i>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 27mm (19mm int.) which creates a great tyre profile, resulting in excellent grip and lower rolling resistance.</i>
<h1>Rim Surface</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Hubs</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Spokes</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>CeramicSpeed Bearings</h1><i>The 36 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.</i>
<h1>Freehub Body</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Skewers</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Rim Bed</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Tyres</h1><i>At HUNT, we enjoy the puncture resistance and grip benefits of tubeless on our every-day rides so we wanted to allow our customers the same option. Of course, all of our tubeless-ready wheels are designed to work perfectly with clincher tyres and inner tubes too.</i>
<h1>Weight</h1><i>The consequence of the fanatical attention to detail is an outstandingly light 1295g 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>
HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset
HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset
HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset
HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset
<h1>Rims</h1><i>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 27mm (19mm int.) which creates a great tyre profile, resulting in excellent grip and lower rolling resistance.</i>
<h1>Rim Surface</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Hubs</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Spokes</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>CeramicSpeed Bearings</h1><i>The 36 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.</i>
<h1>Freehub Body</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Skewers</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Rim Bed</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>Tyres</h1><i>At HUNT, we enjoy the puncture resistance and grip benefits of tubeless on our every-day rides so we wanted to allow our customers the same option. Of course, all of our tubeless-ready wheels are designed to work perfectly with clincher tyres and inner tubes too.</i>
<h1>Weight</h1><i>The consequence of the fanatical attention to detail is an outstandingly light 1295g 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>

HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset

36 Deep | 26 Wide | 1295g | CeramicSpeed

UD Carbon Spokes, CeramicSpeed Bearings, Filament Wound Rims & Responsiveness That Makes Out-of-the-saddle Riding Effortless (Almost)

36 Deep | 26 Wide | 1295g | CeramicSpeed

The Purpose

With up to a 30.16% reduction in lateral flex over equivalent steel spoked wheelsets (please click here for full testing methodology and results), the 36 UD Carbon Spoke wheels have been engineered to provide you a significant increase in stiffness as well an impressively low sub 1300g weight. Using an innovative construction method, the 36 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.

HUNT TaperLock UD Carbon Spoke Logo

TaperLock UD Carbon Spoke Technology

Most existing carbon-spoked wheels use adhesive bonding or resin to attach the spokes (essentially making them integral to the structure of the rim - not ideal for serviceability). However, the TaperLock construction method has enabled us to develop wheels with carbon spokes that are as usable as steel ones. At the hub end of the of the spoke an aluminium mandrel is placed around the spoke during the curing process, and is pulled tight against the (tapered) head of the spoke. The rim end of the spoke is fitted in the same way with a threaded steel mandrel, and can be trued using a spoke key on a nut from within the rim bed (accessible through the internal spoke holes). The steel mandrel has a standard square outer shape allowing the spoke to be held straight whilst any adjustments are made to the internal nipple.

Filament Wound Rims with Spoke Area Reinforcement

The rims are laid up by an adaptive filament winding process, which varies the layup thickness and orientation across the rim. The layup pattern places fibres aligned in a series of increasing angles radiating from the spoke hole up to the tyre bed. This technology optimises the transmission of force from the spoke to the rest of the rim, and provides additional material to create high strength at the spoke area while minimising unnecessary weight between the spokes. Wide rims with a U-profile provide great handling and reduce drag across multiple wind yaw-angles. Of course, they are also tubeless-ready.

Lateral Stiffness Testing in Detail

  1. The rear wheel is secured at the hub axle in a heavy-duty machining rig.
  2. The rim is rotated horizontally to determine how in true it is and to determine the point to suspend weight (point of most deflection).
  3. The dial measuring the deflection is zero’d and a 10kg weight hung from the rim within 25mm of both a spoke and the clock.
  4. The elastic deformation is recorded.
  5. The permanent deformation is taken now.

HUNT 36 Carbon Wide Aero 24 spoke rear wheel.
Deflection with 10 kg weight = 3.15 mm | Initial error = 0.51mm

HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke 21 spoke rear wheel.
Deflection with 10kg weight = 2.2 mm | Initial error = 0.31mm

The permanent deflection is negligible for both wheelsets.

CONCLUSION | The HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke will deflect 30.16% less laterally compared to the equivalent wheelset with high-specification steel spokes even with 3 less spokes in the wheel.

The HUNT SPRINT hubs feature everything you need for THE KICK.

CeramicSpeed Logo

The leaders in low friction bearings CeramicSpeed have again partnered with us on the hubs for the 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheels so you know your rolling resistance is at its lowest. The freehub body on the HUNT SPRINT hub features 48 teeth on the ratchet ring, and treble-tooth pawls, providing an incredible 7.5° engagement. Perfect for when the hammer goes down and you need an instant response. Stiffness = speed... so we specced large 15mm diameter hub axles for sprinting and out-of-saddle efforts.

Are you ready to dance up the climbs and react this fast in sprints?

The Purpose

With up to a 30.16% reduction in lateral flex over equivalent steel spoked wheelsets (please click here for full testing methodology and results), the 36 UD Carbon Spoke wheels have been engineered to provide you a significant increase in stiffness as well an impressively low sub 1300g weight. Using an innovative construction method, the 36 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.

HUNT TaperLock UD Carbon Spoke Logo

TaperLock UD Carbon Spoke Technology

Most existing carbon-spoked wheels use adhesive bonding or resin to attach the spokes (essentially making them integral to the structure of the rim - not ideal for serviceability). However, the TaperLock construction method has enabled us to develop wheels with carbon spokes that are as usable as steel ones. At the hub end of the of the spoke an aluminium mandrel is placed around the spoke during the curing process, and is pulled tight against the (tapered) head of the spoke. The rim end of the spoke is fitted in the same way with a threaded steel mandrel, and can be trued using a spoke key on a nut from within the rim bed (accessible through the internal spoke holes). The steel mandrel has a standard square outer shape allowing the spoke to be held straight whilst any adjustments are made to the internal nipple.

Filament Wound Rims with Spoke Area Reinforcement

The rims are laid up by an adaptive filament winding process, which varies the layup thickness and orientation across the rim. The layup pattern places fibres aligned in a series of increasing angles radiating from the spoke hole up to the tyre bed. This technology optimises the transmission of force from the spoke to the rest of the rim, and provides additional material to create high strength at the spoke area while minimising unnecessary weight between the spokes. Wide rims with a U-profile provide great handling and reduce drag across multiple wind yaw-angles. Of course, they are also tubeless-ready.

Lateral Stiffness Testing in Detail

  1. The rear wheel is secured at the hub axle in a heavy-duty machining rig.
  2. The rim is rotated horizontally to determine how in true it is and to determine the point to suspend weight (point of most deflection).
  3. The dial measuring the deflection is zero’d and a 10kg weight hung from the rim within 25mm of both a spoke and the clock.
  4. The elastic deformation is recorded.
  5. The permanent deformation is taken now.

HUNT 36 Carbon Wide Aero 24 spoke rear wheel.
Deflection with 10 kg weight = 3.15 mm | Initial error = 0.51mm

HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke 21 spoke rear wheel.
Deflection with 10kg weight = 2.2 mm | Initial error = 0.31mm

The permanent deflection is negligible for both wheelsets.

CONCLUSION | The HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke will deflect 30.16% less laterally compared to the equivalent wheelset with high-specification steel spokes even with 3 less spokes in the wheel.

The HUNT SPRINT hubs feature everything you need for THE KICK.

CeramicSpeed Logo

The leaders in low friction bearings CeramicSpeed have again partnered with us on the hubs for the 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheels so you know your rolling resistance is at its lowest. The freehub body on the HUNT SPRINT hub features 48 teeth on the ratchet ring, and treble-tooth pawls, providing an incredible 7.5° engagement. Perfect for when the hammer goes down and you need an instant response. Stiffness = speed... so we specced large 15mm diameter hub axles for sprinting and out-of-saddle efforts.

Are you ready to dance up the climbs and react this fast in sprints?

Specs Overview

  • Rims | Adaptive filament wound rim structure. Smart spoke hole reinforcement. Toray T700/T800 carbon-fibre. Griptec friction brake-track with 3K reinforcement for excellent braking and durability.
  • Spokes | Ultra-high strength TaperLock UD carbon spokes, offering 30% increase in stiffness against the 36 Carbon Wide Aero.
  • Hubs | Carbon Spoke optimised TaperLock SPRINT hubs, 15mm diameter 7075-T6 axle. Circular dropout interface steps for added stiffness. 3x treble-tooth pawl engagement for instant acceleration. Engagement angle of just 7.5°. Steel spline insert to protect the cassette body.
  • CeramicSpeed Bearings | CeramicSpeed clearly need little introduction. We were honoured when they approached us last year to work together for the LIMITLESS project. As you know, CeramicSpeed bearings are renowned for their low rolling resistance, and are chosen by the top international athletes and teams.
  • QR | HUNT Race Season super-light with heat-treated alloy/brass cam plate actuation and stainless steel springs.
  • Included | QRs, Pads, Tubeless tape & valves, spokes w/key & aero spoke holder
  • See the full specs here.
  • Weight | 1295g

More Tech

  • 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 ideal for 23-45mm tyre widths.
    • 36mm depth, with wide rounded aero section.
    • 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 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 hub
    • Square mandrel mounted at the rim end to prevent spoke twisting when truing/replacing
    • Internal nipple for truing
    • Black anodized finish
  • Tyres Info

    • Maximum tyre pressure for this rim is 120psi when used with an inner tube and 100psi when running the wheel set-up tubeless. 100 psi is more than enough for any rider on road. Click here to listen to a podcast exploring the science of why lower pressures were found to be faster by pro teams.
    • Maximum tyre pressures for other tyre sizes: 30mm do not exceed 80psi, 33mm do not exceed 60psi and 35-45mm do not exceed 40psi.
    • Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.
    • Suitable for tyres from 23mm up to 45mm wide.
    • Suitable tubeless road and CX tyres are available from a huge range of companies including Schwalbe, Hutchinson, Panaracer, Maxxis and many more. Schwalbe Pro One 25mm tyre weighs just 255g, is tubeless ready and is Schwalbe's class leading clincher racing tyre.
  • Front Hub

    • 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 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, including:
      • Shimano/SRAM
      • Campagnolo
      • SRAM XD Driver
      • SRAM XDR Driver
  • Bearings

    • Industry leading CeramicSpeed hybrid ceramic bearings
    • 3 to 5 times longer lasting 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.
    • 6 year warranty
  • Quick-Releases

    • 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.
  • Warranty, HUNT Rolling Road Tests & Weight Limits

    A full 3 years (6 years on CeramicSpeed bearings) from purchase date warranty is offered to the original purchaser only on all Hunt bike 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. 100kgs is the upper recommended rider weight limit for these wheels. Please include the weight of any luggage in your total rider weight when choosing the correct wheels. If a rider is over 90Kgs then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly and it is advisable to use tyres minimum 25c at max 100psi as this will reduce the fatigue on the wheelset. We are cyclists ourselves and do of course go above and beyond to offer excellent service if you ever do experience any issues. We carry full spares at very reasonable prices and offer complete support.

    60 Day Ride & Return Period. We are certain you'll be impressed by the acceleration, low-weight, speed and durability of our wheels. We are cyclists and as such strive to offer class leading service and support. Buy with confidence, if for any reason you wish to return the wheels for a full refund of your order you can do so up to a full 60 days after you receive them whether they have been ridden or not. Please note we cannot offer refunds on wheels that have suffered from crash damage but do offer a crash replacement discount.

    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.

    In the Box

    Contents

    • 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
    • Tubeless Valves
    • Pillar spoke key for hex and square fitment
    • HUNT aero spoke holder - anti-scuff coated steel
    • Spare of each spoke plus nipples
    • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

    UD Carbon Spokes, CeramicSpeed Bearings, Filament Wound Rims & Responsiveness That Makes Out-of-the-saddle Riding Effortless (Almost)

    36 Deep | 26 Wide | 1295g | CeramicSpeed

    The Purpose

    With up to a 30.16% reduction in lateral flex over equivalent steel spoked wheelsets (please click here for full testing methodology and results), the 36 UD Carbon Spoke wheels have been engineered to provide you a significant increase in stiffness as well an impressively low sub 1300g weight. Using an innovative construction method, the 36 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.

    HUNT TaperLock UD Carbon Spoke Logo

    TaperLock UD Carbon Spoke Technology

    Most existing carbon-spoked wheels use adhesive bonding or resin to attach the spokes (essentially making them integral to the structure of the rim - not ideal for serviceability). However, the TaperLock construction method has enabled us to develop wheels with carbon spokes that are as usable as steel ones. At the hub end of the of the spoke an aluminium mandrel is placed around the spoke during the curing process, and is pulled tight against the (tapered) head of the spoke. The rim end of the spoke is fitted in the same way with a threaded steel mandrel, and can be trued using a spoke key on a nut from within the rim bed (accessible through the internal spoke holes). The steel mandrel has a standard square outer shape allowing the spoke to be held straight whilst any adjustments are made to the internal nipple.

    Filament Wound Rims with Spoke Area Reinforcement

    The rims are laid up by an adaptive filament winding process, which varies the layup thickness and orientation across the rim. The layup pattern places fibres aligned in a series of increasing angles radiating from the spoke hole up to the tyre bed. This technology optimises the transmission of force from the spoke to the rest of the rim, and provides additional material to create high strength at the spoke area while minimising unnecessary weight between the spokes. Wide rims with a U-profile provide great handling and reduce drag across multiple wind yaw-angles. Of course, they are also tubeless-ready.

    Lateral Stiffness Testing in Detail

    1. The rear wheel is secured at the hub axle in a heavy-duty machining rig.
    2. The rim is rotated horizontally to determine how in true it is and to determine the point to suspend weight (point of most deflection).
    3. The dial measuring the deflection is zero’d and a 10kg weight hung from the rim within 25mm of both a spoke and the clock.
    4. The elastic deformation is recorded.
    5. The permanent deformation is taken now.

    HUNT 36 Carbon Wide Aero 24 spoke rear wheel.
    Deflection with 10 kg weight = 3.15 mm | Initial error = 0.51mm

    HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke 21 spoke rear wheel.
    Deflection with 10kg weight = 2.2 mm | Initial error = 0.31mm

    The permanent deflection is negligible for both wheelsets.

    CONCLUSION | The HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke will deflect 30.16% less laterally compared to the equivalent wheelset with high-specification steel spokes even with 3 less spokes in the wheel.

    The HUNT SPRINT hubs feature everything you need for THE KICK.

    CeramicSpeed Logo

    The leaders in low friction bearings CeramicSpeed have again partnered with us on the hubs for the 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheels so you know your rolling resistance is at its lowest. The freehub body on the HUNT SPRINT hub features 48 teeth on the ratchet ring, and treble-tooth pawls, providing an incredible 7.5° engagement. Perfect for when the hammer goes down and you need an instant response. Stiffness = speed... so we specced large 15mm diameter hub axles for sprinting and out-of-saddle efforts.

    Are you ready to dance up the climbs and react this fast in sprints?

    The Purpose

    With up to a 30.16% reduction in lateral flex over equivalent steel spoked wheelsets (please click here for full testing methodology and results), the 36 UD Carbon Spoke wheels have been engineered to provide you a significant increase in stiffness as well an impressively low sub 1300g weight. Using an innovative construction method, the 36 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.

    HUNT TaperLock UD Carbon Spoke Logo

    TaperLock UD Carbon Spoke Technology

    Most existing carbon-spoked wheels use adhesive bonding or resin to attach the spokes (essentially making them integral to the structure of the rim - not ideal for serviceability). However, the TaperLock construction method has enabled us to develop wheels with carbon spokes that are as usable as steel ones. At the hub end of the of the spoke an aluminium mandrel is placed around the spoke during the curing process, and is pulled tight against the (tapered) head of the spoke. The rim end of the spoke is fitted in the same way with a threaded steel mandrel, and can be trued using a spoke key on a nut from within the rim bed (accessible through the internal spoke holes). The steel mandrel has a standard square outer shape allowing the spoke to be held straight whilst any adjustments are made to the internal nipple.

    Filament Wound Rims with Spoke Area Reinforcement

    The rims are laid up by an adaptive filament winding process, which varies the layup thickness and orientation across the rim. The layup pattern places fibres aligned in a series of increasing angles radiating from the spoke hole up to the tyre bed. This technology optimises the transmission of force from the spoke to the rest of the rim, and provides additional material to create high strength at the spoke area while minimising unnecessary weight between the spokes. Wide rims with a U-profile provide great handling and reduce drag across multiple wind yaw-angles. Of course, they are also tubeless-ready.

    Lateral Stiffness Testing in Detail

    1. The rear wheel is secured at the hub axle in a heavy-duty machining rig.
    2. The rim is rotated horizontally to determine how in true it is and to determine the point to suspend weight (point of most deflection).
    3. The dial measuring the deflection is zero’d and a 10kg weight hung from the rim within 25mm of both a spoke and the clock.
    4. The elastic deformation is recorded.
    5. The permanent deformation is taken now.

    HUNT 36 Carbon Wide Aero 24 spoke rear wheel.
    Deflection with 10 kg weight = 3.15 mm | Initial error = 0.51mm

    HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke 21 spoke rear wheel.
    Deflection with 10kg weight = 2.2 mm | Initial error = 0.31mm

    The permanent deflection is negligible for both wheelsets.

    CONCLUSION | The HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke will deflect 30.16% less laterally compared to the equivalent wheelset with high-specification steel spokes even with 3 less spokes in the wheel.

    The HUNT SPRINT hubs feature everything you need for THE KICK.

    CeramicSpeed Logo

    The leaders in low friction bearings CeramicSpeed have again partnered with us on the hubs for the 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheels so you know your rolling resistance is at its lowest. The freehub body on the HUNT SPRINT hub features 48 teeth on the ratchet ring, and treble-tooth pawls, providing an incredible 7.5° engagement. Perfect for when the hammer goes down and you need an instant response. Stiffness = speed... so we specced large 15mm diameter hub axles for sprinting and out-of-saddle efforts.

    Are you ready to dance up the climbs and react this fast in sprints?

    Specs Overview

    • Rims | Adaptive filament wound rim structure. Smart spoke hole reinforcement. Toray T700/T800 carbon-fibre. Griptec friction brake-track with 3K reinforcement for excellent braking and durability.
    • Spokes | Ultra-high strength TaperLock UD carbon spokes, offering 30% increase in stiffness against the 36 Carbon Wide Aero.
    • Hubs | Carbon Spoke optimised TaperLock SPRINT hubs, 15mm diameter 7075-T6 axle. Circular dropout interface steps for added stiffness. 3x treble-tooth pawl engagement for instant acceleration. Engagement angle of just 7.5°. Steel spline insert to protect the cassette body.
    • CeramicSpeed Bearings | CeramicSpeed clearly need little introduction. We were honoured when they approached us last year to work together for the LIMITLESS project. As you know, CeramicSpeed bearings are renowned for their low rolling resistance, and are chosen by the top international athletes and teams.
    • QR | HUNT Race Season super-light with heat-treated alloy/brass cam plate actuation and stainless steel springs.
    • Included | QRs, Pads, Tubeless tape & valves, spokes w/key & aero spoke holder
    • See the full specs here.
    • Weight | 1295g

    More Tech

  • 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 ideal for 23-45mm tyre widths.
    • 36mm depth, with wide rounded aero section.
    • 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 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 hub
    • Square mandrel mounted at the rim end to prevent spoke twisting when truing/replacing
    • Internal nipple for truing
    • Black anodized finish
  • Tyres Info

    • Maximum tyre pressure for this rim is 120psi when used with an inner tube and 100psi when running the wheel set-up tubeless. 100 psi is more than enough for any rider on road. Click here to listen to a podcast exploring the science of why lower pressures were found to be faster by pro teams.
    • Maximum tyre pressures for other tyre sizes: 30mm do not exceed 80psi, 33mm do not exceed 60psi and 35-45mm do not exceed 40psi.
    • Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.
    • Suitable for tyres from 23mm up to 45mm wide.
    • Suitable tubeless road and CX tyres are available from a huge range of companies including Schwalbe, Hutchinson, Panaracer, Maxxis and many more. Schwalbe Pro One 25mm tyre weighs just 255g, is tubeless ready and is Schwalbe's class leading clincher racing tyre.
  • Front Hub

    • 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 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, including:
      • Shimano/SRAM
      • Campagnolo
      • SRAM XD Driver
      • SRAM XDR Driver
  • Bearings

    • Industry leading CeramicSpeed hybrid ceramic bearings
    • 3 to 5 times longer lasting 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.
    • 6 year warranty
  • Quick-Releases

    • 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.
  • Warranty, HUNT Rolling Road Tests & Weight Limits

    A full 3 years (6 years on CeramicSpeed bearings) from purchase date warranty is offered to the original purchaser only on all Hunt bike 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. 100kgs is the upper recommended rider weight limit for these wheels. Please include the weight of any luggage in your total rider weight when choosing the correct wheels. If a rider is over 90Kgs then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly and it is advisable to use tyres minimum 25c at max 100psi as this will reduce the fatigue on the wheelset. We are cyclists ourselves and do of course go above and beyond to offer excellent service if you ever do experience any issues. We carry full spares at very reasonable prices and offer complete support.

    60 Day Ride & Return Period. We are certain you'll be impressed by the acceleration, low-weight, speed and durability of our wheels. We are cyclists and as such strive to offer class leading service and support. Buy with confidence, if for any reason you wish to return the wheels for a full refund of your order you can do so up to a full 60 days after you receive them whether they have been ridden or not. Please note we cannot offer refunds on wheels that have suffered from crash damage but do offer a crash replacement discount.

    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.

    In the Box

    Contents

    • 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
    • Tubeless Valves
    • Pillar spoke key for hex and square fitment
    • HUNT aero spoke holder - anti-scuff coated steel
    • Spare of each spoke plus nipples
    • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

    HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset

    36 Deep | 26 Wide | 1295g | CeramicSpeed

    Regular price £1,379 GBP
    £99 Deposit option, refundable. (In dropdown)
    Pre-order for delivery Dec Wk 4

    FREE World-wide shipping on wheels
    Order by 3pm for Next Day delivery** (if shown in-stock)
    60 day ride & return period

    Please don't miss out, order now. Our wheels are in high demand due to their unique superior specifications and excellent reviews. Please be aware that we are working hard to meet demand. Unfortunately sales often outstrip supply, so please order now to avoid disappointment.

    *UK if shown in-stock, International orders 2-7 days. Please allow 3 working days for tyre fitting if required.

    HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheelset £1,379.00 GBP