HUNT 50 Carbon Wide Aero Wheelset

1537g Depth Width ext Width int size
50 mm 27 mm 19 mm 700c

Ultimate race wheelset. Ultra-wide cutting edge rim design. Super-stiff. Wind-cheating. Scary-fast.

Tyre size: Optimized for 25 to 28mm tyres; work well with 23mm up to 40mm.

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"A ride quality more expensive wheels should envy"

£719.20 £899.00
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The Purpose _

The Purpose _

These wheels are so aero, that we're free-wheeling in the pack whilst the others are pedalling. Going deep is obvious for aerodynamic performance. Add wide rims with a U-profile, and you get the addition of great handling and reduced drag across a wide range of yaw angles. Despite being a massive 27mm wide and 50mm deep, the rims are extremely light at only 498g each.

The freehub body on the HUNT Sprint hubs used for the 50CWA is also upgraded with 48 teeth on the ratchet ring and multi-point pawls, providing super-fast 7.5 degree engagement for when the hammer goes down and you need to accelerate now! The strong individual leaf spring pawls are louder than circular spring set-ups but we think that is the right decision to make for this type of wheelset. Also, stiffness = Speed so we specced large 15mm diameter hub axles for sprinting and out-of-saddle climbing. Ease into them, your mates won’t know it’s the wheels!

Full Specs _

Rims
Tubeless-ready – designed to work excellently with normal clincher tyres and tubes or tubeless tyres.Hunt Black Shield tubeless rim tape fitted.Toray T700/T800 unidirectional and 3K weave carbon-fibre with 3K weave bed and spoke areas.27mm outer and 19mm inner width.50mm deep super wide rounded aero sectionHookedGriptec basalt ceramic fibre brake-track. Please note: We are not able to control other brands brake pad compounds and we cannot test every possible brake pad so please use only our HUNT Brakco Griptec carbon specific rim brake pads with these wheels. Two pairs of pads are included with your wheels and further sets can be ordered from here. We chose the Brakco Griptec pads because they outperform a lot of the market leaders’ best selling compounds in both dry and wet laboratory conditions.Matt black base finished with gloss black and white contrasting graphics.
  • Tubeless-ready – designed to work excellently with normal clincher tyres and tubes or tubeless tyres.
  • Hunt Black Shield tubeless rim tape fitted.
  • Toray T700/T800 unidirectional and 3K weave carbon-fibre with 3K weave bed and spoke areas.
  • 27mm outer and 19mm inner width.
  • 50mm deep super wide rounded aero section
  • Hooked
  • Griptec basalt ceramic fibre brake-track. Please note: We are not able to control other brands brake pad compounds and we cannot test every possible brake pad so please use only our HUNT Brakco Griptec carbon specific rim brake pads with these wheels. Two pairs of pads are included with your wheels and further sets can be ordered from here. We chose the Brakco Griptec pads because they outperform a lot of the market leaders’ best selling compounds in both dry and wet laboratory conditions.
  • Matt black base finished with gloss black and white contrasting graphics.
Spokes
Front: 18 spokes laced radially - Aero triple-butted profileButted 2.0-2.0/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2.Rear: 24 spokes laced 2 cross drive-side and radially non-drive side.Butted 2.0-2.0/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2.Straight-pull for excellent torsional strength and direct power transferCold drawn from high grade T302 (18/10) stainless steel wire by Sandvik SwedenPatented Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement, butted again just before the spoke head providing more durability in high stress area.
  • Front: 18 spokes laced radially - Aero triple-butted profile
  • Butted 2.0-2.0/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2.
  • Rear: 24 spokes laced 2 cross drive-side and radially non-drive side.
  • Butted 2.0-2.0/0.95-2.0 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.
Nipples
Alloy square body for external adjustment and square head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning. 16mm length with washer for a strong connection to the spoke added durability.14 gaugeBlack anodized finish
  • Alloy square body for external adjustment and square head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning.
  • 16mm length with washer for a strong connection to the spoke added durability.
  • 14 gauge
  • Black anodized finish
Front Hub
Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffnessPolished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
  • Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffness
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
Rear Hub
7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.3x treble tooth pawl engagement for instant acceleration - 7.5 degrees engagement.All freehub standards accounted for.Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffness.Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.
  • Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.
  • 3x treble tooth pawl engagement for instant acceleration - 7.5 degrees engagement.
  • All freehub standards accounted for.
  • Circular machined dropout interface steps for added stiffness.
  • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
Bearings
Super smooth precision bearings with proprietary waterproof grease specially selected for even the worst weather.Sealed cartridge replaceable units.Upgraded to low-friction seals to further reduce rolling resistance.Incredibly fast rolling
  • Super smooth precision bearings with proprietary waterproof grease specially selected for even the worst weather.
  • Sealed cartridge replaceable units.
  • Upgraded to low-friction seals to further reduce rolling resistance.
  • Incredibly fast rolling
Tyres Info
HUNT recommends a 28mm tyre for best performance, tyre widths between 22mm and 47mm are also safe to use.  Note: best performance is usually gained by using tyre pressures lower than the maximum, you can see our blog post about this, read here. Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance. You must not exceed the maximum tyre pressure limits set out in the table below or the maximum limit set by your tyre manufacturer if this is lower.  
  • HUNT recommends a 28mm tyre for best performance, tyre widths between 22mm and 47mm are also safe to use.  
  • Note: best performance is usually gained by using tyre pressures lower than the maximum, you can see our blog post about this, read here. 
  • Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance. 
  • You must not exceed the maximum tyre pressure limits set out in the table below or the maximum limit set by your tyre manufacturer if this is lower.  
Axle Sizes
Hunt 4Season polymer cam skewers are durable and light.7075-T6 heat-treated alloy lever and head.Corrosion resistant stainless steel springs.Corrosion resistant stainless steel springs.Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • Hunt 4Season polymer cam skewers are durable and light.
  • 7075-T6 heat-treated alloy lever and head.
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel springs.
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel springs.
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.

HIGH SPECIFICATION COMPONENTS _

Rims

A strong and seriously wide yet lightweight carbon rim, with an aero-rounded profile for excellent handling and speed. The extra friction Griptec brake-track provides excellent braking, on even the longest descents and in the wet. The rim dimensions are wide at 27mm (19mm internal) which creates a great tyre profile, resulting in excellent grip and lower rolling resistance. 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.

Rim bed

H-Lock is our tubeless-ready rim bed profile with up-kicks to the shoulders of the tubeless steps which help to create a great rim-well seal for first installation and easy sealing of tubeless tyres. The H-Lock profile also locks the beads in place more securely once seated. This is especially important when running lower pressures or riding off-road.

Hubs

Precision machined straight pull hubs and spokes 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.

Bearings

The heart of any wheel. Investing in them makes huge sense. We use high-grade precision sealed cartridge bearings with proprietary waterproof grease specially selected for even the worst weather.

Spokes

We chose the top-of-the-range Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement PSR XTRA models. These butted blade aero spokes are lighter and provide a greater degree of elasticity to maintain tensions longer and add fatigue resistance. PSR spokes feature the 2.2 width at the head providing more material in this high stress area. Nipples are 14mm alloy, anodized and come with a hex head so you can achieve precise tensioning. Combining components well is key which is why all Hunt wheels are hand-built.

Tyres

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.

What's in the box _

  • Front wheel and Rear Wheels with HUNT Black Shield tubeless tape fitted
  • Pair quick-releases
  • Griptec brake pads by Brakco
  • Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed
  • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

<h1>In the box</h1><ul><li>Front wheel and Rear Wheels with HUNT Black Shield tubeless tape fitted</li><li>Pair quick-releases</li><li>Griptec brake pads by Brakco</li><li>Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed</li><li>Quality control card signed by your wheel builder</li></ul>

WARRANTY_

A full 3 years 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

Stated wheel weights: Our stated wheel weights reflect the wheelset only; without rim tape, tubeless valves or disc brake lock rings, as is industry standard. A 3% variance (lower or higher) in total system weight is normal for wheelset manufacturing.

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.

All HUNT wheels models have to pass our harsh cobbled-rolling-road tests for rider weight limits, please see here for more details. Max system weight 125 kg (system weight – total weight of fully kitted up rider, bike and luggage). If the system is over 105 kg then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly.

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Any spares for our wheelsets can be found on our website. If you need assistance, contact us and we can help you.

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If you order your wheels before 3pm, we'll make sure they're sent out the same day.

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60 Day Ride and Return

We are so confident that you'll be happy with your Hunt Bike Wheels, that we offer a full 60 days to ride them.

ABOUT HUNT _

HUNT Bike Wheels are a team of talented, passionate riders with a wealth of industry experience, and set out to bring you the latest, most practical, forward-thinking technology in all things round.

Our mission is to serve devoted riders with the highest performing products, backed by best-in-class rider support.

All of our wheels are built and finished by hand, inclusive of a full quality control inspection.