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48 Deep | 34 Wide | 1618 G

Introducing the world's fastest disc-brake wheelset up to (and including) 50mm.

Wind tunnel proven against world-leading brands and backed up by our detailed research white paper.

48 Deep | 34 Wide | 1618 G

Introducing the world's fastest disc-brake wheelset up to (and including) 50mm.

Wind tunnel proven against world-leading brands and backed up by our detailed research white paper.

48 Deep | 34 Wide | 1618 G

Introducing the world's fastest disc-brake wheelset up to (and including) 50mm.

Wind tunnel proven against world-leading brands and backed up by our detailed research white paper.

DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset
DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset

DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset

44 DEEP | 29 WIDE | 1466 G


Aerodynamicist profiles in their purest form. Accessible aero, trickled down from our Limitless wheels.

44 DEEP | 29 WIDE | 1466 G


Aerodynamicist profiles in their purest form. Accessible aero, trickled down from our Limitless wheels.

DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset

Regular price £929.00 GBP

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DEV - HUNT 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset £929.00 GBP
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  • COMPARE RANGE

Wind tunnel proven against world-leading wheels.

Se full technical details of our wind tunnel testing methodology, including data/graphs and the full range of wheels we tested against further down the page.

Designed by HUNT Product Engineering Manager, Luisa Grappone (MSc Aerospace Engineering).

Learn More

INDUSTRY-LEADING AERO KNOWLEDGE

We were ecstatic when Luisa Grappone (MSc Aerospace Engineering) approached us in 2017 about joining HUNT. Luisa’s experience in wind tunnel testing and developing wheels for 10 years (with World Tour pros from BMC Racing, Team Movistar & Cervelo Test Team) showed her industry-leading experience. So of course we welcomed Luisa to join us as HUNT Product Engineering Manager in August 2017. Using Luisa as our Engineering lead, Peter (Co-Founder & Materials Scientist), Tom (Co-Founder & Product Manager) and the whole team here set to work immediately to develop you the fastest ‘unlimited’ road disc-brake wheelset in the world!

WIDER TYRES & WIDER WHEELS | RIDE FASTER

Leading rim-brake wheels have been at the 27-28mm wide mark for some time, with undisputed aero benefits over narrower designs. However, they are aerodynamically limited by rim brake calipers limiting the maximum width of the brake track. Further, most are optimised for narrower tyres. 23mm tyres used to be the standard… but for us, you and most pro riders, 25/28 and even 30mm tyres are the preferred choice. Let’s face it: when leaning in on the final turn of a mass bunch sprint or descending sweeping alpine bends, you want serious grip! Plus, the lower rolling resistance benefits of 25 and 28mm tyres* mean that road disc aero wheels should be specifically designed around these wider tyres. Accordingly, this wheelset has been designed using schematics and feedback from Schwalbe's own engineers.

(*Especially rider-system benefits, wheel & tyre only tests do not include rider damped losses, and how lower pressures reduce these losses by reducing rider movement. This is a whole other area we will be releasing scientific data on.)

As most of you will already know, we design our wheels to take a pretty impressive amount of hammering under all sorts of conditions. Whether you're hitting out at your local crit or road race, or taking the long way home on the paths less travelled, you can do so with the confidence that you're rolling on hoops designed to take the lot in their stride.

Accordingly, we now offer free lifetime crash replacement for the first owners of these wheels.

Wind Tunnel Results

Following the release of our UD Carbon Spoke Disc range, many of you were asking if we could offer the Aerodynamicist rims found in that range with conventional steel spokes for usability & ease of maintenance.

As with all wheels featuring an Aerodynamicist profile, we've performed wind tunnel testing on the wheels to bring you the information on not only how these stack up against competitor wheelsets, but also how they sit within our range.

Aerodynamicist Performance, Now Accessible

Aerodynamicist Rims

Aerodynamicist 29mm-wide rim, exclusively engineered and wind tunnel tested by Luisa Grappone, HUNT Engineering Manager, featuring a hooked & ETRTO-compliant tubeless-ready rim, designed for full clincher & tubeless tyre compatibility.

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As learned from our Limitless Research project & consistent wind tunnel time across the past 2 years, we know that an optimum aerodynamic benefit for a drop-bar bike is yielded from widening rim profiles. The reasons for this is that it allows for a far more 'blunted' spoke bed area, which (depending on which part of the wheel you're looking at) is both the leading and trailing edge.

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.

The Details

• Aerodynamicist profile, disc-specific & aerodynamically optimised for 25-28c tyres.

• Unidirectional T700/800 carbon fibre with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes.

• 29mm outer and 20mm internal, ideal for 23-50mm tyre widths.

• 44mm depth.

• H_LOCK bead-seat up-kicks, for easy and secure tubeless installation.

• Matt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics.

• Drainage hole to prevent water ingress.

Sprint Hubs

FastEngage straight-pull centre-lock hubs. Featuring 3 multi-point pawls with 3 teeth each and a 48 teeth ratchet ring. The result an impressively low 7.5˚ engagement angle.

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• Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.

• Straight pull

• 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body. Includes 2 CeramicSpeed bearings in the body.

• 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:

○ Shimano/SRAM - 8, 9, 10, 11 Speed

○ Campagnolo - 9, 10, 11, 12 Speed

○ SRAM XD/XDR - 11, 12 Speed

• Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.

• Centre-lock disc mount. 6 bolt disc adaptors included.

Tyres

20mm rim bed optimised for superior aerodynamic performance with a 25-28c tubeless tyre, but also very capable with a 23c. Tubeless-Ready. Also works excellently with clincher tyres and tubes.

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• Maximum tyre pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tyres. 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 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 40psi, 46mm+ do not exceed 35psi.

• Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.

• Suitable for tyres from 23mm up to 50mm wide.

• Suitable tubeless road, gravel and CX tyres are available from a huge range of companies including Schwalbe, Hutchinson, Panaracer, Maxxis and many more.

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 off road.

Wing Spokes

Pillar Wing 20 spokes with aerofoil profile. Tested and proven to provide aerodynamic advantage over flat or bladed options both from Pillar and other competitors.

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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.

The Details

• 20 front and 24 rear laced 2 cross.

• 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.

Axle Adapters

These wheels are available with all existing disc brake road bike axle adapter sizes. All our axle adapters are easy to swap but we'll fit the adapters your bike needs to save you the work.

We will ask for axle info after checkout.

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All existing road/CX disc axle standards are available including:

  1. Front

  2. • Quick Release (Quick release skewers included)

    • 12mm Bolt Thru

    • 9mm Bolt Thru (uncommon)

  3. Rear

  4. • Quick Release (Quick release skewers included)

    • 12x142mm Bolt Thru

    • 12x135mm Bolt Thru (uncommon)

  5. • 10x135 Bolt Thru (uncommon)
  6.  

After your order checkout is completed a simple form will show, as well as being sent to you in your confirmation email. The form allows you to select the axle size your bike needs, don't worry it also includes the option to tell us your bike model and we will find out and then fit the correct axles, plus we're happy to change them later at our cost if you don't quite get it right.

Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order. Please click on the Front Hub and Rear Hub tabs to see which sizes are available.

Weight

The consequence of the fanatical attention to detail is an outstandingly light 1466 gram wheelset weight. Gone are the days when having a disc-equipped road bike always resulted in a weight penalty. You can now float up the climbs, and then brake later than the others on the way back down!

Tubeless Tyre Options

These are only some of the options you can have fitted on your wheels. To see the full range, click here

If you want to have your tyres fitted, choose "Fitted with sealant" option.

Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Tyres - 28mm

The Schwalbe Tubeless road tyres consistently win plaudits from journalists and customers alike. We have been testing them for a long time and have been very impressed. The One Pro's are Schwalbe's top of the range tyres and feature their triple compound tread so you get extremely low rolling-resistance combined with excellent grip and durability.

Sold out

Schwalbe G-One Speed Tubeless Tyres - 30mm

Unleashing profile and breathtakingly fast - especially when large volume counts. As a 30mm wide road race version with V-Guard, G-One Speed is a tyre for the real tough jobs. You can ride it as a handmade tubular or with the most modern tubeless easy technology. The new G-One Speed is an evolution of the former S-One and Big One.

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Important Tyre Information

Maximum tyre pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tyres. 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 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 40psi, 46mm+ do not exceed 35psi.

Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.

Suitable for tyres from 23mm up to 50mm wide.

Contents

  • HUNT Black Shield tubeless tape fitted to wheels.
  • The axle adapters needed for your bike, just fill in the simple form shown after order completion, the form is also included in your order confirmation page.
  • Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed
  • Tubeless Valves
  • Pair 6 bolt disc adapters
  • Spare of each spoke plus nipples
  • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

Warranty

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

A full 3 years (6 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.


Weight Limits

All HUNT wheels models have to pass our harsh cobbled-rolling-road tests for rider weight limits, please see here for more details.

109kgs 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 at max 90psi 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 H_CARE (Free Lifetime Crash Replacement) on these wheels.

Product Availability

The availability status below the "Add To Cart" button gives an indication of when the wheels can be expected.

LIMITED STOCK

If wheels are showing LIMITED STOCK, we have small numbers for immediate dispatch from our UK warehouse and all orders placed before 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day.

PRE-ORDER

Shipments are often fully pre-sold before they arrive so you can pre-order to avoid missing out on your HUNT wheelset. When ordering you can see the month and week that the wheels are due to arrive to our UK warehouse. We aim to dispatch all pre-ordered wheelsets on the week they arrive to us.


Deposit Option - Fully Refundable

If the wheels are available to pre-order, we offer you the option to put down a small fully refundable deposit, which secures you the wheels for the date which is shown.

If you choose to put down a deposit, we will contact you a few days before the wheels arrive so you can pay the remaining amount and get your wheels in time.


Axle Information

We will ask for axle size information after checkout.

All our axle adapters are easy to swap but we'll fit the adapters your bike needs to save you the work. After your order checkout is completed a simple form will show, as well as being sent to you in your confirmation email. The form allows you to select the axle size your bike needs, don't worry it also includes the option to tell us your bike model and we will find out and then fit the correct axles, plus we're happy to change them later at our cost if you don't quite get it right. Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order.

All existing road/CX disc axle standards are available including:

Front

• Quick Release (Quick release skewers included)

• 12mm Bolt Thru

• 9mm Bolt Thru (uncommon)

Rear

• Quick Release (Quick release skewers included)

• 12x142mm Bolt Thru

• 12x135mm Bolt Thru (uncommon)

• 10x135 Bolt Thru (uncommon)

Sold out

54 Deep | 29 Wide | 1524g

Pre-order Aug Wk 2

Sold out

4454 Deep | 29 Wide | 1495g

Pre-order Aug Wk 2

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44 Deep | 29 Wide | 1466g

Pre-order Aug Wk 2

BENEFITS

Wind tunnel proven against world-leading wheels.

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.

Designed by HUNT Product Engineering Manager, Luisa Grappone (MSc Aerospace Engineering).

Learn More

INDUSTRY-LEADING AERO KNOWLEDGE

We were ecstatic when Luisa Grappone (MSc Aerospace Engineering) approached us in 2017 about joining HUNT. Luisa’s experience in wind tunnel testing and developing wheels for 10 years (with World Tour pros from BMC Racing, Team Movistar & Cervelo Test Team) showed her industry-leading experience. So of course we welcomed Luisa to join us as HUNT Product Engineering Manager in August 2017. Using Luisa as our Engineering lead, Peter (Co-Founder & Materials Scientist), Tom (Co-Founder & Product Manager) and the whole team here set to work immediately to develop you the fastest ‘unlimited’ road disc-brake wheelset in the world!

WIDER TYRES & WIDER WHEELS | RIDE FASTER

Leading rim-brake wheels have been at the 27-28mm wide mark for some time, with undisputed aero benefits over narrower designs. However, they are aerodynamically limited by rim brake calipers limiting the maximum width of the brake track. Further, most are optimised for narrower tyres. 23mm tyres used to be the standard… but for us, you and most pro riders, 25/28 and even 30mm tyres are the preferred choice. Let’s face it: when leaning in on the final turn of a mass bunch sprint or descending sweeping alpine bends, you want serious grip! Plus, the lower rolling resistance benefits of 25 and 28mm tyres* mean that road disc aero wheels should be specifically designed around these wider tyres. Accordingly, this wheelset has been designed using schematics and feedback from Schwalbe's own engineers.

(*Especially rider-system benefits, wheel & tyre only tests do not include rider damped losses, and how lower pressures reduce these losses by reducing rider movement. This is a whole other area we will be releasing scientific data on.)

HUNT Limitless Technology

Patent pending. Allows for low weight and extra-wide aerodynamics.

Fully compliant with new ETRTO tubeless road guidelines (yet to be released) for 23/25/28mm+ road tyres. As with all our current HUNT rims, the LIMITLESS wheels have a normal hooked sidewall and are suitable for all clincher road tyres including Continental.

Learn More

HOW WIDE? 34.5mm!

In the last 9 months, road aero disc-brake rim widths have been creeping out to 30-32mm, with several leading wheel and bike companies realizing the benefits of having a rim wider than the tyre (even a 28mm tyre). This creates the most effective overall aerofoil shape (when considering the wheel and tyre together) and reduces turbulence as airflow transitions into the spoke bed. It is now obvious that disc-brake road rims need to be significantly wider to be at their best aerodynamically. With our experience at HUNT, we knew disc brakes provided us a huge opportunity to smash open this area of wheel development. In autumn 2017, a full year before anyone knew about any other wheel companies’ 30mm+ development, we set about unleashing wheel widths, and Luisa designed several 3D-printed prototypes for wind tunnel testing. Luisa worked closely with Europe’s leading bicycle wind tunnel, and over 18 months of painstaking research, design and multiple wind tunnel visits, developed the 34.5mm wide shape for the new 48 Limitless Aero Disc.

WIDE RIM = WEIGHT OR TYRE PROBLEM?

The aero benefits of going wide, can come with downsides, as usually a compromise choice has to be made:

- Go for a wider internal rim of 24 or 25mm = LOSE TYRE COMPATABILITY with 23/25mm tyres from leading brands.

- Choose to add extra carbon material to thicken the sidewalls, in order to maintain the wide aero shape = HEAVY RIM WEIGHT

THE SOLUTION | HUNT LIMITLESS TECHNOLOGY (PATENT PENDING)

The HUNT 48 Limitless Aero Disc rim has as much carbon-fibre material and mass as any other comparable road disc wheelset, and far surpasses ISO impact testing. Added to the sidewall area is an extra-strengthening co-molded low density polymer (density only 0.7g/cm3 vs carbon fibre prepreg of 1.6g/cm3) that keeps the weight low whilst allowing the extra width. LIMITLESS is a pending patent owned by HUNT and developed by Luisa, Tom and Pete, and is exclusive to HUNT wheels. So, you can have a wheelset with the world’s fastest aero shape but also impressively low weight.

The 48 Limitless Aero Disc will come fully equipped with CeramicSpeed's industry-leading hybrid ceramic bearings, even in the freehub body.

Learn More

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.

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.

The 48 Limitless Aero Disc will come fully equipped with CeramicSpeed's industry-leading hybrid ceramic bearings, even in the freehub body.

Learn More

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.

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.

As most of you will already know, we design our wheels to take a pretty impressive amount of hammering under all sorts of conditions. Whether you're hitting out at your local crit or road race, or taking the long way home on the paths less travelled, you can do so with the confidence that you're rolling on hoops designed to take the lot in their stride.

Accordingly, we now offer free lifetime crash replacement for the first owners of these wheels.

Wind Tunnel Results

The wind tunnel data we recorded is shown against the full range of incumbent world-class aero wheels in the charts below. The results speak for themselves. Th testing process and the knowledge gained from pushing the boundaries of aero wheel development creates huge opportunities to serve you with a wide range of world leading aerodynamic wheels.

SEE FULL RESULTS

Mavic's Wind Averaged Power (Formula) Loss at 45km/h [Watt]

Wheelset With Schwalbe Pro One 28mm With Schwalbe Pro One 25mm

HUNT 48 Limitless Aero Disc

73.25

73.96

  • DT Swiss ERC1100 Dicut 48

74.43

73.97

Zipp 303 NSW

74.87

74.11

DT Swiss ARC 1450

75.31

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  • Mavic Cosmic Pro Ca UST

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75.81

The Mavic WAD calculation is based around Time Trial speeds (45 km/h), we used this as an industry standard to show an unequivocal comparison. Our own road speed (35 km/h) simulations show the extra width of the LIMITLESS wheels provide even greater aerodynamic gains at the wider wind yaw angles that real road riders experience. Please see research white paper for more details.


The Enve Ses AR 3.4 Disc wheelset was released in May 2019 – an additional test for this wheelset was arranged. In order to complete the test in a timely manner the tests were carried with the front wheels only, mounted on a single wheel turntable and roller, with no bike. Note that the total drag and power values are lower without the presence of a bike.

Figure 17 Drag [g] vs yaw angle [°] from third wind tunnel test in April 2019 showing HUNT 48 LIMITLESS AERO DISC against Enve SES AR3.4, using a variety of tyres.

Wheelset Mavic's Wind Averaged Power (Formula) Loss at 45km/h [Watt] Power Difference [Watt]
  • HUNT 48 Limitless Aero Disc
  • Pro One 28

14.49

0.26

  • Enve SES 3.4 AR Disc
  • Pro One 28

14.87

0.63

  • HUNT 48 Limitless Aero Disc
  • Pro One 25

14.24

0.00

  • Enve SES 3.4 AR Disc
  • Pro One 25 - Not Compatible

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KEY SPECS

The Fastest Wheelset Is The Sum Of The Fastest Parts

The Fastest Wheelset Is The Sum Of The Fastest Parts

Limitless Rims

Wind tunnel developed, features disc-specific, unidirectional T24/30 rims, offering 22.5mm internal and 35mm external widths, and a 48mm u-shape aero profile.

See Full Details

PATENTED LIMITLESS TECHNOLOGY

In order to create the most aerodynamic & stable shape for the tyre, a rim bed of 22.5mm is needed. With the tyre profile this creates, the ideal shape of the rim curves out to an external width of 35mm. To overcome the weight penalty associated with this, we use a (non-structural) low density expanding polymer insert, inside a channel carved out during pre-preg.

This is bonded to the carbon during the curing process, resulting in an exceptionally strong bond. The density of carbon is 1.6g per cubic centimetre, whereas the polymer insert weighs just 0.7g per cubic centimetre, resulting in a (rotational) mass loss of just over 50g per rim. This patented technology enables us to consider the limits of material properties, and smash right past them.

The Details

• Wind tunnel tested, aerodynamically optimised for 25-28c tyres.

• Disc-specific tubeless-ready profile.

• H-lock bead-seat up-kicks for easy and secure tubeless installation.

• Unidirectional T24/30 carbon fibre with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes.

• Matt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics.

Limitless Rims

Wind tunnel developed, features disc-specific, unidirectional T24/30 rims, offering 22.5mm internal and 35mm external widths, and a 48mm u-shape aero profile.

See Full Details

PATENTED LIMITLESS TECHNOLOGY

In order to create the most aerodynamic & stable shape for the tyre, a rim bed of 22.5mm is needed. With the tyre profile this creates, the ideal shape of the rim curves out to an external width of 35mm. To overcome the weight penalty associated with this, we use a (non-structural) low density expanding polymer insert, inside a channel carved out during pre-preg.

This is bonded to the carbon during the curing process, resulting in an exceptionally strong bond. The density of carbon is 1.6g per cubic centimetre, whereas the polymer insert weighs just 0.7g per cubic centimetre, resulting in a (rotational) mass loss of just over 50g per rim. This patented technology enables us to consider the limits of material properties, and smash right past them.

The Details

• Wind tunnel tested, aerodynamically optimised for 25-28c tyres.

• Disc-specific tubeless-ready profile.

• H-lock bead-seat up-kicks for easy and secure tubeless installation.

• Unidirectional T24/30 carbon fibre with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes.

• Matt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics.

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.

See Full Details

The 48 Limitless Aero Disc 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. 15% harder, take 99% higher loads and are more than 100% smoother than other ceramic balls typically seen in the market.

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.

3 to 5 times longer lasting than other ceramic bearings on the market and 10 times more than standard steel bearings.

6 year warranty

Tyres

Aerodynamically optimised for wider 25-28c tyres. Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance, featuring H-Lock technology for easy and secure tubeless installation. As with all our current HUNT rims, the LIMITLESS wheels have a normal hooked sidewall and are suitable for all clincher road tyres including Continental.

See Full Details

• Maximum tyre pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tyres. 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 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 40psi, 46mm+ do not exceed 35psi.

• Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.

• Suitable for tyres from 23mm up to 50mm wide.

• Suitable tubeless road, gravel and CX tyres are available from a huge range of companies including Schwalbe, Hutchinson, Panaracer, Maxxis and many more.

Tyres

Aerodynamically optimised for wider 25-28c tyres. Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance, featuring H-Lock technology for easy and secure tubeless installation. As with all our current HUNT rims, the LIMITLESS wheels have a normal hooked sidewall and are suitable for all clincher road tyres including Continental.

See Full Details

• Maximum tyre pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tyres. 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 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 40psi, 46mm+ do not exceed 35psi.

• Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.

• Suitable for tyres from 23mm up to 50mm wide.

• Suitable tubeless road, gravel and CX tyres are available from a huge range of companies including Schwalbe, Hutchinson, Panaracer, Maxxis and many more.

Sprint Hubs

FastEngage straight-pull centre-lock hubs. Featuring 3 multi-point pawls with 3 teeth each and a 48t ratchet ring. The result an impressively low 7.5˚ engagement angle.

See Full Details

• Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.

• Straight pull

• 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body. Includes 2 CeramicSpeed bearings in the body.

• 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:

○ Shimano/SRAM - 8, 9, 10, 11 Speed

○ Campagnolo - 9, 10, 11, 12 Speed

○ SRAM XD/XDR - 11, 12 Speed

• Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.

• Centre-lock disc mount. 6 bolt disc adaptors included.

Wing Spokes

Pillar Wing 20 spokes with aerofoil profile. Tested and proven to provide aerodynamic advantage over flat or bladed options both from Pillar and other competitors.

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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.

The Details

• 20 front and 24 rear laced 2 cross.

• 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.

Wing Spokes

Pillar Wing 20 spokes with aerofoil profile. Tested and proven to provide aerodynamic advantage over flat or bladed options both from Pillar and other competitors.

See Full Details

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.

The Details

• 20 front and 24 rear laced 2 cross.

• 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

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.

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• Alloy square body for external adjustment and square head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning. square spoke key included.

• 16mm length with washer for a strong connection to the spoke added durability.

• 14 gauge.

  1. • Black anodized finish.

Real World Tested

The fastest wheels ever down the Trouée d'Arenberg, the most hallowed (and, alongside Mons-en-Pévéle & Carrefour de l'Arbre, the hardest) of the cobbled sectors used in the Paris Roubaix. Nothing tests the limits of a wheelset like pavé.

Real World Tested

The fastest wheels ever down the Trouée d'Arenberg, the most hallowed (and, alongside Mons-en-Pévéle & Carrefour de l'Arbre, the hardest) of the cobbled sectors used in the Paris Roubaix. Nothing tests the limits of a wheelset like pavé.

Axle Adapters

These wheels are available with all existing disc brake road bike axle adapter sizes. All our axle adapters are easy to swap but we'll fit the adapters your bike needs to save you the work.

We will ask for axle info after checkout.

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  • All existing road/CX disc axle standards are available including:
  1. Front:
  2. - Quick Release (Quick release skewers included)
  3. - 12mm Bolt Thru
  4. - 9mm Bolt Thru (uncommon)
  5.  
  6. Rear:
  7. -Quick Release (Quick release skewers included)
  8. -12x142 Bolt Thru
  9. -12x135 Bolt Thru (uncommon)
  10. -10x135 Bolt Thru (uncommon)

 

After your order checkout is completed a simple form will show, as well as being sent to you in your confirmation email. The form allows you to select the axle size your bike needs, don't worry it also includes the option to tell us your bike model and we will find out and then fit the correct axles, plus we're happy to change them later at our cost if you don't quite get it right. Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order. Please click on the Front Hub and Rear Hub tabs to see which sizes are available.

REVIEWS

Bike Magazine & Website Expert's View

"HUNT Releases "World's Fastest Aero Disc Wheelset" (And Actually Backs It Up With Data)"

"Hunt’s new Limitless 48 Aero Disc Wheelset is claimed to be the world’s most aerodynamic disc wheelset below 50mm deep and — unlike many other similar wheels — these claims are backed up with a detailed and transparent white paper."

"HUNT Limitless 48 Aero Disc: The World's Fastest Wheelset Under 50mm Deep?

"Every company with an aero wheel claims that. But HUNT, the British consumer-direct wheel company has done something new — dare I say, innovative — in order to make such a tired claim."

"HUNT 48 Limitless Aero Disc "World's Fastest" Road Disc Brake Wheels Are Ready

"There are always tons of claims in the bike industry about how one aero product is faster than the next. Hunt knows that too, so they’ve tried to be totally transparent about how they make those claims. A full technical white paper is available that details their research protocols for wind tunnel testing methodology, including data/graphs and the full range of wheels that were tested against. Read it yourself here."

"The HUNT 48 Limitless: The Fastest Sub 50mm Wheel In The World?"

"That is some exceptional value for money especially when you consider the wheelset uses CeramicSpeed bearings and claims to be the fastest in the world."

"HUNT Reveals "World's Fastest" Road Disc Brake Wheelset Up To 50mm"

"48 Limitless Aero Disc beats more expensive rivals in terms of aerodynamic efficiency"

TYRE OPTIONS

Tubeless Tyre Options

These are only some of the options you can have fitted on your wheels. To see the full range, click here

If you want to have your tyres fitted, go to the tyres page and choose "Fitted with sealant" option.

Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Tyres - 28mm

The Schwalbe Tubeless road tyres consistently win plaudits from journalists and customers alike. We have been testing them for a long time and have been very impressed. The One Pro's are Schwalbe's top of the range tyres and feature their triple compound tread so you get extremely low rolling-resistance combined with excellent grip and durability.

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Schwalbe G-One Speed Tubeless Tyres - 30mm

Unleashing profile and breathtakingly fast - especially when large volume counts. As a 30mm wide road race version with V-Guard, G-One Speed is a tyre for the real tough jobs. You can ride it as a handmade tubular or with the most modern tubeless easy technology. The new G-One Speed is an evolution of the former S-One and Big One.

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Important Tyre Information

Maximum tyre pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tyres. 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 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 40psi, 46mm+ do not exceed 35psi.

Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.

Suitable for tyres from 23mm up to 50mm wide.

IN THE BOX

Contents

  • HUNT Black Shield tubeless tape fitted to wheels.
  • The axle adapters needed for your bike, just fill in the simple form shown after order completion, the form is also included in your order confirmation page.
  • Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed
  • Tubeless Valves
  • HUNT spoke key for hex and square fitment
  • Pair 6 bolt disc adapters
  • Spare of each spoke plus nipples
  • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

Warranty & WEIGHT LIMITS

Warranty

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

A full 3 years (6 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.


Weight Limits

All HUNT wheels models have to pass our harsh cobbled-rolling-road tests for rider weight limits, please see here for more details.

109kgs 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 at max 90psi 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 H_CARE (Free Lifetime Crash Replacement) on these wheels.

STOCK & AXLE INFO

Product Availability

The availability status below the "Add To Cart" button gives an indication of when the wheels can be expected.

LIMITED STOCK

If wheels are showing LIMITED STOCK, we have small numbers for immediate dispatch from our UK warehouse and all orders placed before 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day.

PRE-ORDER

Shipments are often fully pre-sold before they arrive so you can pre-order to avoid missing out on your HUNT wheelset. When ordering you can see the month and week that the wheels are due to arrive to our UK warehouse. We aim to dispatch all pre-ordered wheelsets on the week they arrive to us.


Deposit Option - Fully Refundable

If the wheels are available to pre-order, we offer you the option to put down a small fully refundable deposit, which secures you the wheels for the date which is shown.

If you choose to put down a deposit, we will contact you a few days before the wheels arrive so you can pay the remaining amount and get your wheels in time.


Axle Information

We will ask for axle size information after checkout.

All our axle adapters are easy to swap but we'll fit the adapters your bike needs to save you the work. After your order checkout is completed a simple form will show, as well as being sent to you in your confirmation email. The form allows you to select the axle size your bike needs, don't worry it also includes the option to tell us your bike model and we will find out and then fit the correct axles, plus we're happy to change them later at our cost if you don't quite get it right. Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order.

All existing road/CX disc axle standards are available including:

Front

• Quick Release (Quick release skewers included)

• 12mm Bolt Thru

• 9mm Bolt Thru (uncommon)

Rear

• Quick Release (Quick release skewers included)

• 12x142mm Bolt Thru

• 12x135mm Bolt Thru (uncommon)

• 10x135 Bolt Thru (uncommon)