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HUNT 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset
HUNT 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset
HUNT 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset
<h1>Wind Tunnel Tested</h1><i>Developed by Luisa Grappone, with years in the wind tunnel spent testing every last detail. We’ve left no stone unturned in designing wheels from the ground up to be very fastest they can be.</i>
<h1>HUNT 82CA V Competitors</h1>
<h1>AERODYNAMICIST PROFILE</h1><i>Designed around a 19mm internal rim width optimised for a 25c tyre (but will of course work without compromise with both 23c and 28c tyres). Naturally, as with all of our rims, they feature a hooked tyre retention design for safety, and are both fully ETRTO-compatible and tubeless-ready.</i>
<h1>AERODYNAMICIST PROFILE</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>CERAMICSPEED BEARINGS</h1><i>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 3 multi-point pawls with 3 teeth each and a 48t ratchet ring. The result an impressively low 7.5˚ engagement angle. Durability is a theme for HUNT, and so all our freehub bodies have Steel Spline Insert re-enforcements to provide excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies. Includes 2 CeramicSpeed bearings in the body.</i>
<h1>WING SPOKES</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>NIPPLES</h1><i>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.</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>Rim Profile</h1>
<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>Weight</h1><i>The consequence of the fanatical attention to detail is an outstandingly light 1770g (82/82) 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>
<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>UCI Approved</h1>
<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>Spare of each spoke plus nipples</li> <li>Quality control card signed by your wheel builder</li></ul>
HUNT 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset
HUNT 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset
HUNT 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset
HUNT 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset
<h1>Wind Tunnel Tested</h1><i>Developed by Luisa Grappone, with years in the wind tunnel spent testing every last detail. We’ve left no stone unturned in designing wheels from the ground up to be very fastest they can be.</i>
<h1>HUNT 82CA V Competitors</h1>
<h1>AERODYNAMICIST PROFILE</h1><i>Designed around a 19mm internal rim width optimised for a 25c tyre (but will of course work without compromise with both 23c and 28c tyres). Naturally, as with all of our rims, they feature a hooked tyre retention design for safety, and are both fully ETRTO-compatible and tubeless-ready.</i>
<h1>AERODYNAMICIST PROFILE</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>CERAMICSPEED BEARINGS</h1><i>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 3 multi-point pawls with 3 teeth each and a 48t ratchet ring. The result an impressively low 7.5˚ engagement angle. Durability is a theme for HUNT, and so all our freehub bodies have Steel Spline Insert re-enforcements to provide excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies. Includes 2 CeramicSpeed bearings in the body.</i>
<h1>WING SPOKES</h1><i>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.</i>
<h1>NIPPLES</h1><i>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.</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>Rim Profile</h1>
<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>Weight</h1><i>The consequence of the fanatical attention to detail is an outstandingly light 1770g (82/82) 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>
<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>UCI Approved</h1>
<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>Spare of each spoke plus nipples</li> <li>Quality control card signed by your wheel builder</li></ul>

HUNT 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset

82 Deep | 27 Wide Ext | 1770g (Wheelset) | CeramicSpeed

Pushing the boundaries of rim-brake aerodynamics to the absolute limit.

52 Deep | 27 Wide | 1548g (Wheelset) | CeramicSpeed

The Purpose

The fastest rim-brake wheels we've ever made, using 'Aerodynamicist' profiles as first used on our Limitless range. Ready to fly past the competition, whether road races, time trials or triathlons. We've been able to take the principles found during the Limitless research project (widening profiles below the edge of the rim to improve performance and stability across multiple yaw angles), and apply these to rims that make the absolute most of the space offered inside a conventional caliper brake.

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.

aerodynamicist_profile

Designed by HUNT Product Engineering Manager & Aerodynamicist, Luisa Grappone.

CeramicSpeed Logo

Fitted with CeramicSpeed's world-renowned low-friction bearings.

H_CARE Logo

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.

RESULTS

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Read 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 rims in the world!

KEY DESIGN PARAMETERS
We knew we had to work within the confines of conventional caliper brakes, and so designed around a 19mm internal rim width optimised for a 25c tyre (but will of course work without compromise with both 23c and 28c tyres). Naturally, as with all of our rims, they feature a hooked tyre retention design for safety, and are both fully ETRTO-compatible and tubeless-ready.

RIM PROFILE DESIGNS
As learned from our Limitless Research project & from 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.

TESTING & RESULTS
We conducted our testing in much the same manner as was performed for the 48 Limitless Aero Disc (See full research white paper on the rim-brake Aerodynamicist range here), however using CFD we were able to ascertain which prototype profiles were fastest before we headed over to the tunnel. Accordingly, we took a single final prototype shape of each depth to the wind tunnel (compared to the 5 and then 3 for the Limitless project). We tested against top competitors from across the world, using Continental's GP5000 as the control tyre for all tests. Yaw angles were ±20 degrees.

As was expected, we have designed 3 rim profiles that offer exceptionally competitive aerodynamic performance, with the 82 coming in as the very fastest. The 52 and 62 are both incredibly competitive, in an area of bicycle aerodynamics that has been hotly contested and innovated within for over 15 years. As with previous testing, we have calculated positions based on Mavic's own WAD (Wind Average Drag) power distribution. Read Less

 

 

The Purpose

The fastest rim-brake wheels we've ever made, using 'Aerodynamicist' profiles as first used on our Limitless range. Ready to fly past the competition, whether road races, time trials or triathlons. We've been able to take the principles found during the Limitless research project (widening profiles below the edge of the rim to improve performance and stability across multiple yaw angles), and apply these to rims that make the absolute most of the space offered inside a conventional caliper brake.

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.

aerodynamicist_profile

Designed by HUNT Product Engineering Manager & Aerodynamicist, Luisa Grappone.

CeramicSpeed Logo

Fitted with CeramicSpeed's world-renowned low-friction bearings.

H_CARE Logo

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.

RESULTS


Read 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 rims in the world!

KEY DESIGN PARAMETERS
We knew we had to work within the confines of conventional caliper brakes, and so designed around a 19mm internal rim width optimised for a 25c tyre (but will of course work without compromise with both 23c and 28c tyres). Naturally, as with all of our rims, they feature a hooked tyre retention design for safety, and are both fully ETRTO-compatible and tubeless-ready.

RIM PROFILE DESIGNS
As learned from our Limitless Research project & from 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.

TESTING & RESULTS
We conducted our testing in much the same manner as was performed for the 48 Limitless Aero Disc (See full research white paper on the rim-brake Aerodynamicist range here), however using CFD we were able to ascertain which prototype profiles were fastest before we headed over to the tunnel. Accordingly, we took a single final prototype shape of each depth to the wind tunnel (compared to the 5 and then 3 for the Limitless project). We tested against top competitors from across the world, using Continental's GP5000 as the control tyre for all tests. Yaw angles were ±20 degrees.

As was expected, we have designed 3 rim profiles that offer exceptionally competitive aerodynamic performance, with the 82 coming in as the very fastest. The 52 and 62 are both incredibly competitive, in an area of bicycle aerodynamics that has been hotly contested and innovated within for over 15 years. As with previous testing, we have calculated positions based on Mavic's own WAD (Wind Average Drag) power distribution. Read Less

Want to add tubeless tyres?

We can supply or fit tubeless tyres (including sealant) to your wheels.

The wheels are also designed to work excellently with clincher tyres and tubes. See recommended tyre options here.

Maximum tyre pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tyres. Maximum tyre pressures for other tyre sizes: 30mm - 32mm do not exceed 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 45psi, 45-50mm do not exceed 40psi. 100psi is more than enough for any rider on road. Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre. Click here to listen to a podcast exploring the science of why lower pressures were found to be faster by pro teams.

Specs Overview

The most aerodynamically capable rim brake line-up we've ever offered.

  • Rims | Aerodynamicist rim profiles, developed from the ground up. Toray T700/T800 carbon-fibre. Unidirectional sidewalls with 3K weave bed and spoke areas, Griptec basalt ceramic fibre brake-track for excellent braking and durability. Tubeless-ready for lower weight, rolling resistance and better puncture protection.
  • Tyres | 19mm rim bed optimised for superior aerodynamic performance with a 25-28c tubeless tyre, but also very capable with a 23c. Also works excellently with clincher tyres and tubes. 
  • Hubs | Race Season Sprint straight-pull super-light, 15mm diameter 7075-T6 axle. Circular dropout interface steps for added stiffness. 3x treble tooth pawls resulting in just 7.5˚ of engagement for instant acceleration. Steel spline insert to protect the cassette body.
  • CeramicSpeed Bearings | CeramicSpeed clearly need little introduction. As you know, CeramicSpeed bearings are renowned for their low rolling resistance, and are chosen by the top international athletes and teams.
  • Elliptical Wing Spokes | Pillar Wing 20 with aerofoil profile. Tested and proven to provide aerodynamic advantage over flat or bladed options both from Pillar and other competitors.
  • QR | Hunt Race Season super-light with heat-treated alloy/brass cam plate actuation and stainless steel springs.
  • Included | QRs, Pads, Tubeless tape fitted
  • See the full specs here
  • Weight | 1770g (82/82)
  • UCI Approved

More Tech

  • Rims

    • Aerodynamicist rim-profiles, developed from the ground up & wind tunnel proven
    • Toray T700/T800 unidirectional and 3K weave carbon-fibre with 3K weave bed and spoke areas.
    • 27mm outer and 19mm inner width ideal for 23-45mm tyre widths
    • 82mm deep super-wide rounded aero section
    • Tubeless-ready
    • 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

    • Pillar Wing 20 with Aerofoil profile
    • 16 front & 21 rear 
    • 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

        • 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
        • Black anodized finish
      • Tyres Info

        • 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 - 32mm do not exceed 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 45psi, 45-50mm do not exceed 40psi
        • Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.
        • Suitable for tyres from 23mm up to 45mm wide.
      • 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 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, including:
          • Shimano/SRAM
          • Campagnolo
          • SRAM XD Driver
          • SRAM XDR Driver
        • 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

        • Industry leading CeramicSpeed hybrid ceramic bearings.
        • 3 to 5 times longer than other ceramic bearings on the marketing, 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 is 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

        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 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 details109kg 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 90kg then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly and it is advisable to use tyres at max 95psi 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.

        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.

        Tubeless Tyre Options

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

        Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Tyres

        Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Tyres- 23, 25 or 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.

        Hutchinson Fusion 5 All-Season Tubeless Tyres

        Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik Tubeless-Ready Tyres - 25mm

        Bicycle Rolling Resistance review | 5/5 'Incredibly low rolling resistance with exceptional durability'

        The Fusion 5 Galactik Tubeless comes in near the top of the chart, just behind the Corsa Speed and Grand Prix TT which are time-trial tyres that have a tread thickness of less than 2 mm.
        Hutchinson Fusion 5 All-Season Tubeless Tyres

        Maxxis Padrone TR SS Tubeless Tyres - 28mm

        The Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Tyres are an excellent race tyre with low rolling resistance and supreme puncture protection due to the SilkShield technology. The 28mm width provides good grip and paired with our wide wheels, it creates a super aero Tyre/Wheel profile.

        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
        • Spare of each spoke plus nipples
        • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

        Pushing the boundaries of rim-brake aerodynamics to the absolute limit.

        52 Deep | 27 Wide | 1548g (Wheelset) | CeramicSpeed

        The Purpose

        The fastest rim-brake wheels we've ever made, using 'Aerodynamicist' profiles as first used on our Limitless range. Ready to fly past the competition, whether road races, time trials or triathlons. We've been able to take the principles found during the Limitless research project (widening profiles below the edge of the rim to improve performance and stability across multiple yaw angles), and apply these to rims that make the absolute most of the space offered inside a conventional caliper brake.

        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.

        aerodynamicist_profile

        Designed by HUNT Product Engineering Manager & Aerodynamicist, Luisa Grappone.

        CeramicSpeed Logo

        Fitted with CeramicSpeed's world-renowned low-friction bearings.

        H_CARE Logo

        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.

        RESULTS

        class="Sirv" data-effect="zoom" >

        Read 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 rims in the world!

        KEY DESIGN PARAMETERS
        We knew we had to work within the confines of conventional caliper brakes, and so designed around a 19mm internal rim width optimised for a 25c tyre (but will of course work without compromise with both 23c and 28c tyres). Naturally, as with all of our rims, they feature a hooked tyre retention design for safety, and are both fully ETRTO-compatible and tubeless-ready.

        RIM PROFILE DESIGNS
        As learned from our Limitless Research project & from 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.

        TESTING & RESULTS
        We conducted our testing in much the same manner as was performed for the 48 Limitless Aero Disc (See full research white paper on the rim-brake Aerodynamicist range here), however using CFD we were able to ascertain which prototype profiles were fastest before we headed over to the tunnel. Accordingly, we took a single final prototype shape of each depth to the wind tunnel (compared to the 5 and then 3 for the Limitless project). We tested against top competitors from across the world, using Continental's GP5000 as the control tyre for all tests. Yaw angles were ±20 degrees.

        As was expected, we have designed 3 rim profiles that offer exceptionally competitive aerodynamic performance, with the 82 coming in as the very fastest. The 52 and 62 are both incredibly competitive, in an area of bicycle aerodynamics that has been hotly contested and innovated within for over 15 years. As with previous testing, we have calculated positions based on Mavic's own WAD (Wind Average Drag) power distribution. Read Less

         

         

        The Purpose

        The fastest rim-brake wheels we've ever made, using 'Aerodynamicist' profiles as first used on our Limitless range. Ready to fly past the competition, whether road races, time trials or triathlons. We've been able to take the principles found during the Limitless research project (widening profiles below the edge of the rim to improve performance and stability across multiple yaw angles), and apply these to rims that make the absolute most of the space offered inside a conventional caliper brake.

        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.

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        Designed by HUNT Product Engineering Manager & Aerodynamicist, Luisa Grappone.

        CeramicSpeed Logo

        Fitted with CeramicSpeed's world-renowned low-friction bearings.

        H_CARE Logo

        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.

        RESULTS


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        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 rims in the world!

        KEY DESIGN PARAMETERS
        We knew we had to work within the confines of conventional caliper brakes, and so designed around a 19mm internal rim width optimised for a 25c tyre (but will of course work without compromise with both 23c and 28c tyres). Naturally, as with all of our rims, they feature a hooked tyre retention design for safety, and are both fully ETRTO-compatible and tubeless-ready.

        RIM PROFILE DESIGNS
        As learned from our Limitless Research project & from 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.

        TESTING & RESULTS
        We conducted our testing in much the same manner as was performed for the 48 Limitless Aero Disc (See full research white paper on the rim-brake Aerodynamicist range here), however using CFD we were able to ascertain which prototype profiles were fastest before we headed over to the tunnel. Accordingly, we took a single final prototype shape of each depth to the wind tunnel (compared to the 5 and then 3 for the Limitless project). We tested against top competitors from across the world, using Continental's GP5000 as the control tyre for all tests. Yaw angles were ±20 degrees.

        As was expected, we have designed 3 rim profiles that offer exceptionally competitive aerodynamic performance, with the 82 coming in as the very fastest. The 52 and 62 are both incredibly competitive, in an area of bicycle aerodynamics that has been hotly contested and innovated within for over 15 years. As with previous testing, we have calculated positions based on Mavic's own WAD (Wind Average Drag) power distribution. Read Less

        Want to add tubeless tyres?

        We can supply or fit tubeless tyres (including sealant) to your wheels.

        The wheels are also designed to work excellently with clincher tyres and tubes. See recommended tyre options here.

        Maximum tyre pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tyres. Maximum tyre pressures for other tyre sizes: 30mm - 32mm do not exceed 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 45psi, 45-50mm do not exceed 40psi. 100psi is more than enough for any rider on road. Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre. Click here to listen to a podcast exploring the science of why lower pressures were found to be faster by pro teams.

        Specs Overview

        The most aerodynamically capable rim brake line-up we've ever offered.

        • Rims | Aerodynamicist rim profiles, developed from the ground up. Toray T700/T800 carbon-fibre. Unidirectional sidewalls with 3K weave bed and spoke areas, Griptec basalt ceramic fibre brake-track for excellent braking and durability. Tubeless-ready for lower weight, rolling resistance and better puncture protection.
        • Tyres | 19mm rim bed optimised for superior aerodynamic performance with a 25-28c tubeless tyre, but also very capable with a 23c. Also works excellently with clincher tyres and tubes. 
        • Hubs | Race Season Sprint straight-pull super-light, 15mm diameter 7075-T6 axle. Circular dropout interface steps for added stiffness. 3x treble tooth pawls resulting in just 7.5˚ of engagement for instant acceleration. Steel spline insert to protect the cassette body.
        • CeramicSpeed Bearings | CeramicSpeed clearly need little introduction. As you know, CeramicSpeed bearings are renowned for their low rolling resistance, and are chosen by the top international athletes and teams.
        • Elliptical Wing Spokes | Pillar Wing 20 with aerofoil profile. Tested and proven to provide aerodynamic advantage over flat or bladed options both from Pillar and other competitors.
        • QR | Hunt Race Season super-light with heat-treated alloy/brass cam plate actuation and stainless steel springs.
        • Included | QRs, Pads, Tubeless tape fitted
        • See the full specs here
        • Weight | 1770g (82/82)
        • UCI Approved

        More Tech

      • Rims

        • Aerodynamicist rim-profiles, developed from the ground up & wind tunnel proven
        • Toray T700/T800 unidirectional and 3K weave carbon-fibre with 3K weave bed and spoke areas.
        • 27mm outer and 19mm inner width ideal for 23-45mm tyre widths
        • 82mm deep super-wide rounded aero section
        • Tubeless-ready
        • 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

        • Pillar Wing 20 with Aerofoil profile
        • 16 front & 21 rear 
        • 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

            • 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
            • Black anodized finish
          • Tyres Info

            • 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 - 32mm do not exceed 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 45psi, 45-50mm do not exceed 40psi
            • Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.
            • Suitable for tyres from 23mm up to 45mm wide.
          • 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 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, including:
              • Shimano/SRAM
              • Campagnolo
              • SRAM XD Driver
              • SRAM XDR Driver
            • 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

            • Industry leading CeramicSpeed hybrid ceramic bearings.
            • 3 to 5 times longer than other ceramic bearings on the marketing, 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 is 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

            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 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 details109kg 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 90kg then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly and it is advisable to use tyres at max 95psi 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.

            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.

            Tubeless Tyre Options

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

            Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Tyres

            Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Tyres- 23, 25 or 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.

            Hutchinson Fusion 5 All-Season Tubeless Tyres

            Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik Tubeless-Ready Tyres - 25mm

            Bicycle Rolling Resistance review | 5/5 'Incredibly low rolling resistance with exceptional durability'

            The Fusion 5 Galactik Tubeless comes in near the top of the chart, just behind the Corsa Speed and Grand Prix TT which are time-trial tyres that have a tread thickness of less than 2 mm.
            Hutchinson Fusion 5 All-Season Tubeless Tyres

            Maxxis Padrone TR SS Tubeless Tyres - 28mm

            The Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Tyres are an excellent race tyre with low rolling resistance and supreme puncture protection due to the SilkShield technology. The 28mm width provides good grip and paired with our wide wheels, it creates a super aero Tyre/Wheel profile.

            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
            • Spare of each spoke plus nipples
            • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

            HUNT 82 Carbon Aerodynamicist Wheelset

            82 Deep | 27 Wide Ext | 1770g (Wheelset) | CeramicSpeed

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