User Guides & Frequently Asked Questions
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Technical Guides & FAQs
What kind of weight are these wheels stress tested to?
Do your suggested rider weight limits include the weight of the bike?
I am close to the rider weight limit for the wheels is that OK?
Please see product pages or click here for more details on rider weight limits. We obviously test the wheels well beyond this limit and they must remain undamaged after the test. More info on our testing is available click here
Each wheelset has a recommended upper weight limit, however for riders within 10kg of the upper limit, we do recommend having the wheelset regularly checked over for trueness and even spoke tension by an experienced mechanic. Please see the product page for further weight limit details.
How should I fit 4 Season Disc/4 Season Gravel Disc Hub Axle adaptors?
Fitting Front 12mm or 15mm adaptors:
1. Remove wheel from bike and remove any disc rotors and disc rotor adaptors if fitted.
2. Fit one side at a time.
3. Pull out the QR adaptor cap with your hands, no tools required.
4. Clean the thread on the inside of the hub body with a rag.
5. Insert the central axle sized cap into the hub end (longer one on the disc side, shorter on the non disc side). This should be done with the widest part against the bearing.
6. Then slide over one of the threaded lock rings with the two small dimples. Please note that 12mm and QR axle adaptors are press-fit and do not require the lock ring.
7. Using a small hex key (e.g. 2.5mm) inserted in one of the dimples spin the threaded lock ring into the thread on the hub until it bottoms out on the thread.
8. Repeat on the other side.
9. This is now ready to fit your fork and axle.
Please note: The 15mm axle cup will be held within 0.5mm of the bearing hole and inserting and tightening your bolt thru axle will apply the correct amount of preload tension to securely hold all parts in place.
Fitting rear axle adaptors
1. Remove the wheel from the bike and remove any disc rotors, disc rotor adaptors, and cassette if fitted.
2. Using a 17mm spanner on the drive side end of the axle and a 5mm hex key in the non-drive side axle loosen and fully unscrew the black non-drive side axle cap.
3. Pull out the axle completely from the drive side.
4. Insert the new axle adaptor into the freehub and main hub body.
5. Tighten on the new black non-drive side axle cap using the hex-key and 17mm spanner. Tighten to approximately 3 Nm equivalent to slightly more than the pressure that can be applied to the short end of the Hex key.
6. Fit to you bike as normal.
How should I fit a Aerolight Disc / Carbon Disc Front Axle adaptor?
1. Remove standard QR adaptors by using a small hex key (5mm will do). Push the longer side of the hex key through the hole at a slight angle and the adaptor on the other side will pop out.
2. Take the new adaptors, which come with 2 lengths. Longer side goes in the centre lock rotor side and the shorter side goes on the non-rotor side.
3. Take the new adaptor, push it into place until you feel a pop.
4. Once done, you are ready to fit the rotor and wheel to the bike.
How should I fit the 6 bolt rotor adaptor?
1. Fit the black part of the adaptor onto the spline.
2. Place the 6 bolt rotor onto the adaptor locating it on the 6 pins.
3. Add the silver spacer onto the top of the rotor.
4. Add the lock ring and thread it into place in the hub. This is what clams the whole assembly together.
5. Tighten it with the lock ring tool and make sure it is really tight.
6. Once done, you are ready to fit wheel to the bike.
How do you change the freehub body on the Hunt Race Season hubs/wheels?
1. Use 5mm hex keys in both end caps to remove one of them. Remember the order and orientation of any spacers/caps.
2. You only need to remove the freehub side end cap so if that comes off first then go straight to step 4.
3. If the non freehub side end cap came off first use a 10mm hex key in the axle with a 5mm key in the remaining end cap to remove it.
4. Slide off the freehub body.
5. There is a rubber seal between the freehub body and the hub shell. The new freehub body usually comes with one of these as well. They are the same for Campagnolo and Shimano. It will only need replacing if worn. Make sure you find this and ensure you don't put the new freehub body on with an extra seal if you are leaving the original in place.
6. Take the metal spacer out of the centre of the original freehub and place it in the new freehub body.
7. Slide on the new freehub body, turn it gently to help it slide in place.
8. Replace the end caps and spacers and tighten the end caps using the same hex keys as you did to remove them.
If you just want to give your current freehub a clean follow these two steps before fitting the hub again.
1. After removing the freehub body, use a solvent degreaser and apply carefully to pawls making sure you do not spray over the seals on both sides of the freehub body.
2. Once degreased, use a light standard chain oil to lube the pawls.
Carbon rim-brake pads user guide
Hunt carbon rim brake wheels all have carbon braking surfaces and are supplied with brake pads specifically designed for use on carbon braking surfaces.
- Do not use any other brake pads with your Hunt carbon rim brake wheels. Replacements can be ordered online.
- Never use a brake pad on a carbon rim if it has previously been used on an aluminium rim. The pads will have been contaminated by aluminium particles which will damage the carbon braking surface.
- Three different spec of brake pad are available as pictured below. Your wheels should be supplied with either Campagnolo or the standard Shimano / SRAM brake pads depending on the freehub option you have chosen.
- If you require the Shimano / SRAM direct mount option please contact us.
- See your brake manufacturers instructions for details of how to fit the pads.
- If in doubt about which pads you need please contact us.
6-bolt adaptors user guide
For the user guide for our in-house six-bolt adaptors click here.
Some straight-pull disc hub wheels were previously supplied with a Shimano branded adaptor. The user guide for these is available by clicking here.
The freewheels on our hubs are either 3 or 4 pawl circular spring design as found on many high end hubs, they are neither super loud nor too quiet, just somewhere nicely in between the loudest and quietest freehubs on the market.
How do your hubs compare to other leading brands?
Our hubs are produced by some of the world's leading high end hub manufacturers. They are based in Taiwan and produce for many of the cycling industry's most respected wheel and hub brands. High end hubs and rims for most brands are produced Taiwan too. We have also had our bearings upgraded in spec to high precision sealed cartridge units by EZO of Japan. The hubs also feature extra external seals so they perform extremely well in poor conditions. Our UK winter and rolling cobbled road testing have been extensive and we are very confident they'll give you a great service life. Of course we are always here to support the product and will go above and beyond to make sure our customers are happy with our products.
Is the Mason x Hunt 4 Season disc wheelset suitable for gravel/cyclocross use?
Yes you can use the Mason x Hunt 4 Season disc wheelset on cyclocross bikes. The bearings are well sealed so they will withstand dirt and water associated with off-road use not to mention the 23mm wide rim which will withstand the extra knocks and bumps that come with off road riding. The benefits of using a tubeless ready rim are especially enhanced off road as you are able to run much lower tyre pressures to increase grip without the chance of pinch punctures. However if you plan to ride off road regularly, tackle rocky tracks or are close to the weight limit we would recommend our 4 Season Gravel Disc Wheelset or 30 Carbon Gravel wheelset as an alternative.
What should I do if I get a puncture when running tubeless?
If you get a puncture, it may seal straight away, often this has happened and the rider doesn’t even notice anything. If it doesn’t then stop the bike and rotate the wheel so the puncture is at the bottom and has a pool of sealant sitting above it. This will provide the best chance for the sealant to seal the hole, sometimes we even put our fingers gently over the hole to slow the airflow and give the sealant a better chance of sealing.
If the hole is too big to be sealed by the sealant the next step we use is to carry a tubeless tyre repair kit, they provide gummy strips that can be pushed into holes without removing the tyres, we’ve found they work very well for larger punctures which won’t seal with sealant alone.
Next step is to just put a tube in the tyre as normal. Pushing the tyre bead into the centre well of the rim will make it easier to remove the bead. Obviously, remove the tubeless valve before doing this, the valve lock nut may be tight to create a good seal so pushing with your thumb on the back of the rubber valve base can release the pressure and make it easier to unscrew the lock nut.
You should check your tyre for sharp objects inside and out before putting a tube in, just as you would with a normal tyre.
How do I set-up my wheels with tubeless tyres, do you have any tips?
We've written a short blog and filmed the way we set up tubeless tyres so you can pick up all the hints and tips. Please click here to view it.
Do you offer a crash replacement scheme?
Yes. We are pleased to support Hunt riders with 30% discount on crash replacement wheels as long as the original wheels are returned to us. Crash replacement applies for the original owner, for the first 3 years of ownership from the original order date and is not applicable for normal wear and tear.
Wheel weights and tolerances
All stated wheel weights are quoted without rim tape and quick release skewers fitted. Wheel weights are taken as an average of our initial sample batch however there can sometimes be +/- 3% variation throughout batches.
Which tyre Pressure is fastest?
Opinions towards tyres pressures have somewhat altered over the past few years. The old school mentality of hard narrow tyres has been disproved of late.
The development of wider rims has meant that wider tyres at lower pressures are now the favoured combinations. For further information on tyre pressures check out the information on our blog. We also have a recommended tyre pressure guide to use as a benchmark for tyre pressures. These can be lowered as appropriate to suit your riding style and weight.
Tubeless tyre repair guide
One of the benefits of tubeless tyres is that the latex sealant used to keep the tyre airtight also helps seal small punctures. However despite the added puncture protection of a tubeless setup they are not totally immune. Larger cuts can’t always be sealed by the latex, especially with the higher pressures used in road tyres. However there are quick easy puncture fixes available. For full information on puncture repair please see our blog post HERE.
How much sealant does my tyre require and how often does it need topping up?
The amount of sealant required for tubeless tyres depends on the width. As a rule there should be enough to coat the inside of the tyre wall and leave a small puddle in the bottom of the tyre.
When fitting tyres to use wheels we use the following measurements as a base guide. (Note that you can use more if you feel it is necessary)
23mm tyres – 30ml
25mm tyres – 40ml
28mm tyres – 50ml
32mm tyres – 60ml
35mm tyres – 70ml
40mm tyres – 80ml
The sealant is water based and will eventually dry out. We recommend topping up the sealant levels every 2-3 months depending on weather conditions. If it is extremely hot or the wheels are stored in a warm place then you may need to top up the sealant more often. To top up the sealant please refer to out tubeless tyre fitting guide HERE.
Can you offer custom specifications not shown in your current range?
Our wheels are ordered and built in minimum quantity batches of each model, with no customisation possible, and this volume means Hunt wheels provide extremely competitive specification, durability, performance and low weight. However, we are always listening to customer feedback and looking at types of performance riding that are not well served by the wheel market so there are always new wheelsets in development and testing. The best way to keep up to date with our latest product releases and news is through our weekly Hunt Email Journal click here.
Update: Due to high-demand we now offer rims and hubs as separate items so you can have your wheels built to your own spec by your local wheel-builder. Please see the Spares page.
Can you offer custom colours or graphics?
Our wheels, rims and hubs are ordered and built in minimum quantity batches of the same model and colour, with no customisation possible, and this volume allows our products to offer extremely competitive specification and low weight. We have designed the graphics and colourways to be understated and yet enhance any bike they may be fitted to. We are always looking at other options though and this may change in the future.