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HUNT Proven Carbon Race XC 29 Wheelset
HUNT Proven Carbon Race XC 29 Wheelset
HUNT Proven Carbon Race XC 29 Wheelset
<h1>Rims</h1><i>The Proven Race XC rim is designed to provide an unparalleled balance between strength and low weight with a modern 30mm internal width for exceptional tyre sidewall support. </i>
<h1>Nipples</h1><i>We don't expect you'll ever need to touch them, but we've assembled the Race XC with tough hard-anodized alloy nipples with the option of either internal or external spoke adjustment. Each of these lightweight, square-headed nipples add a significant weight saving without sacrificing performance. </i>
<h1>Freehub Body</h1><i>Available with SRAM XD, Shimano Microspline or HG freehubs.</i>
<h1>Bearings</h1><i>High-quality, double-sealed Revo bearings offer long-lasting, smooth running. Spend less time in the workshop and more time on the trail.</i>
<h1>Adaptability</h1><i>Proven wheelsets are built on hubs that can easily be adapted to suit most modern mountain bike standards. What's more, hub adapters are available aftermarket, so if you change to a new bike, your Proven wheelset can move with you. </i>
<h1>Spokes</h1><i>28 race-ready, straight pull Pillar PSR 1420 spokes connect the cutting edge Proven carbon rim to our CNC machined alloy hub bodies. Each bladed spoke is cold forged and boasts a 30% reduction in weight with no compromise in strength. Strong, fast, lightweight, and they look good too.</i>
<h1>Weight</h1><i>With weights starting from just 1469g, the Proven Race XC wheelset is our lightest carbon XC wheelset to date. This impressive weight is only made possible using a combination of our tuned carbon layup, dependable CNC machined alloy hubs and triple-butted Pillar spokes. </i>
HUNT Proven Carbon Race XC 29 Wheelset

HUNT Proven Carbon Race XC 29 Wheelset

29 | 30 Wide Int. | 1469g

Unprecedented attention to specification for ferociously fast performance. A potent carbon XC wheel system, tuned for low-weight and high strength.

29" | 30 Wide Int | 1469g

The Purpose

Presenting the Proven Carbon Race XC wheel system. Built for riders who appreciate lightning-fast acceleration and low weight without sacrificing strength and durability. Engineered around modern tyre standards for enhanced control and grip, with our legendary reliable dual-sealed CNC hubs for peace of mind.

Proven Carbon Race XC Competitor Impact Testing

In-house testing is something we take very seriously here at HUNT and having 24/7 access to our new engineering facility and custom impact test rig ensures we are 100% confident that each new HUNT wheelset meets our high standards. The graph below shows the impact test results of Proven Carbon Race XC and leading competitors. The graph below shows the impact energy (J) recorded at the first sign of failure.

*Brand and model name not shared; if we were unlimited in our budgets we would ideally have tested 3-5 of every competitor wheel. So please note this result may not be repeated with other rims of that brand/model.

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 trail, or bombing down the rough stuff, you can do so with the confidence that you're rolling on hoops designed to take the lot in their stride.

Includes free lifetime crash replacement for the first owners of these wheels if used with single crown forks. Read all about it here.

The Purpose

Presenting the Proven Carbon Race XC wheel system. Built for riders who appreciate lightning-fast acceleration and low weight without sacrificing strength and durability. Engineered around modern tyre standards for enhanced control and grip, with our legendary reliable dual-sealed CNC hubs for peace of mind.

Proven Carbon Race XC Competitor Impact Testing

In-house testing is something we take very seriously here at HUNT and having 24/7 access to our new engineering facility and custom impact test rig ensures we are 100% confident that each new HUNT wheelset meets our high standards. The graph below shows the impact test results of Proven Carbon Race XC and leading competitors. The graph below shows the impact energy (J) recorded at the first sign of failure.

*Brand and model name not shared; if we were unlimited in our budgets we would ideally have tested 3-5 of every competitor wheel. So please note this result may not be repeated with other rims of that brand/model.

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 trail, or bombing down the rough stuff, you can do so with the confidence that you're rolling on hoops designed to take the lot in their stride.

Includes free lifetime crash replacement for the first owners of these wheels if used with single crown forks. Read all about it here.

Key Features

An elegant balance of strength and low weight.

  • Rims | Tailored carbon construction with 3k carbon weave reinforcement. Both front and rear rims feature tuned profiles with a future-proof 30mm internal rim width, vibration damping 22mm rim depth, and ample rim well depth for pain-free tyre installation.
  • Hubs | Precision CNC machined Hunt straight pull spoke hubs with extra bearing shielding. 5-degree RapidEngage rear hub, boost (110/148) spacing. Large double sealed cartridge bearings. Rock Shox Torque Caps are available.
  • Spokes | 28F/28R Spoke Count, Triple Butted, Cold forged, Straight pull, Pillar XTRA 1420 spokes for increased strength and low weight.
  • Tyres | Optimised for 2.4"-2.6" tyre widths, but also work very well with 2.25"-2.8".
  • Bearings | Super smooth, replaceable, 6092 RS Revo bearings offer fast rolling performance. Dual full-contact seals and long-lasting, heat-resistant grease protect against water ingress for longer service intervals.
  • Axles | 15mm axles for strength and stiffness, reduced flex in the hub also helps to increase bearing life.
  • Hand-built | All of our wheels are built and finished by hand, inclusive of a full quality control inspection.
  • Included | Tubeless tape, valve & spokes.
  • Weight | 1469g
  • See the full specs here

The Experts' View

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More Tech

  • Rims

    • 30mm internal rim width, 36mm external and 22mm depth
    • Tailored carbon construction with 3K carbon spoke bed reinforcement.
    • Tubeless-ready – designed to work excellently with tubeless tyres. Tubeless-rim tape and valves included.
    • H-lock bead-seat up-kicks for easy and secure tubeless installation.
    • Matt black work-hardened shot-peened finish with laser etched graphics for superior durability.
  • Spokes

    • Straight Pull cold drawn.
    • Pillar PSR X-Tra 1420 bladed spokes
    • 28F/28R spoke count.
    • Triple-butted for ultimate weight saving and strength.
    • Black stainless treatment.
    • Nipples

      • Hard-anodized alloy strength.
      • Lightweight DSN (double square nipple) body for external adjustment and hex head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning. 
      • Long 16mm thread for durability.
      • 14 gauge.
      • Black finish
    • Tyres Info

      • Maximum tyre pressure for this rim: up to 2.5" do not exceed 30 psi. Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.
      • Optimised for 2.4"-2.6" tyre widths, but also work very well with 2.25"-2.8".
      • Designed to work perfectly with tubeless and non-tubeless tyres.
      • Suitable tubeless MTB tyre combinations are available to be fitted to your Hunt Proven Carbon Race Enduro Wheels.
    • Axle/Hub Size

      • Boost - 148x12mm (Rear) with 110x15mm (Front). Rock Shox Torque Caps available - request in notes at checkout.
      • SRAM/Shimano 8/9/10/11 speed, Shimano Microspline and SRAM XD compatible.
    • Front Hub

      • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
      • 110x15mm spacing. Rock Shox Torque Caps for Boost option available - just add a comment in the notes section on the cart page.
      • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
      • Centre-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
      • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
    • Rear Hub

      • 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.
      • RapidEngage 5 degree, 3x2 freehub for increased resistance to the extra torque generated.
      • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
      • Hunt Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.
      • H_CERAMIK freehub body reinforcement coating provides excellent durability and protects against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.
      • 148x12mm spacing (boost) 
      • Centre-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
      • 9/10/11 speed Shimano/SRAM compatible freehub, Shimano Microspline and SRAM XD Driver version available.
      • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
    • Bearings

      • Super smooth precision REVO bearings.
      • Dual full-contact seals.
      • Cartridge design for convenient servicing.
    • Warranty, Support and Weight Limits

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

      All HUNT wheels models have to pass our harsh rolling-drum fatigue tests for rider weight limits, please see here for more details. Max system weight 135kg (system weight – total weight of fully kitted up rider, bike and luggage). If a rider is over 125Kgs then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly and it is advisable to use tyres at max 40psi 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.

      Our Riders also Bought

      Reviews

      Bike Magazine and Website Experts' Views

      BikePerfect 5/5 Logo

      Bike Perfect 5/5 Review

      "Versatile, high velocity but sweet riding lifetime warrantied race/trail wheels at a carbon fibre competitive weight but a premium alloy price."

      In the Box

      Contents

      • HUNT Black Shield PET high tensile strength tubeless tape fitted to wheels.
      • Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed
      • Tubeless Valves
      • Spare of each spoke plus nipples
      • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

      Unprecedented attention to specification for ferociously fast performance. A potent carbon XC wheel system, tuned for low-weight and high strength.

      29" | 30 Wide Int | 1469g

      The Purpose

      Presenting the Proven Carbon Race XC wheel system. Built for riders who appreciate lightning-fast acceleration and low weight without sacrificing strength and durability. Engineered around modern tyre standards for enhanced control and grip, with our legendary reliable dual-sealed CNC hubs for peace of mind.

      Proven Carbon Race XC Competitor Impact Testing

      In-house testing is something we take very seriously here at HUNT and having 24/7 access to our new engineering facility and custom impact test rig ensures we are 100% confident that each new HUNT wheelset meets our high standards. The graph below shows the impact test results of Proven Carbon Race XC and leading competitors. The graph below shows the impact energy (J) recorded at the first sign of failure.

      *Brand and model name not shared; if we were unlimited in our budgets we would ideally have tested 3-5 of every competitor wheel. So please note this result may not be repeated with other rims of that brand/model.

      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 trail, or bombing down the rough stuff, you can do so with the confidence that you're rolling on hoops designed to take the lot in their stride.

      Includes free lifetime crash replacement for the first owners of these wheels if used with single crown forks. Read all about it here.

      The Purpose

      Presenting the Proven Carbon Race XC wheel system. Built for riders who appreciate lightning-fast acceleration and low weight without sacrificing strength and durability. Engineered around modern tyre standards for enhanced control and grip, with our legendary reliable dual-sealed CNC hubs for peace of mind.

      Proven Carbon Race XC Competitor Impact Testing

      In-house testing is something we take very seriously here at HUNT and having 24/7 access to our new engineering facility and custom impact test rig ensures we are 100% confident that each new HUNT wheelset meets our high standards. The graph below shows the impact test results of Proven Carbon Race XC and leading competitors. The graph below shows the impact energy (J) recorded at the first sign of failure.

      *Brand and model name not shared; if we were unlimited in our budgets we would ideally have tested 3-5 of every competitor wheel. So please note this result may not be repeated with other rims of that brand/model.

      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 trail, or bombing down the rough stuff, you can do so with the confidence that you're rolling on hoops designed to take the lot in their stride.

      Includes free lifetime crash replacement for the first owners of these wheels if used with single crown forks. Read all about it here.

      Key Features

      An elegant balance of strength and low weight.

      • Rims | Tailored carbon construction with 3k carbon weave reinforcement. Both front and rear rims feature tuned profiles with a future-proof 30mm internal rim width, vibration damping 22mm rim depth, and ample rim well depth for pain-free tyre installation.
      • Hubs | Precision CNC machined Hunt straight pull spoke hubs with extra bearing shielding. 5-degree RapidEngage rear hub, boost (110/148) spacing. Large double sealed cartridge bearings. Rock Shox Torque Caps are available.
      • Spokes | 28F/28R Spoke Count, Triple Butted, Cold forged, Straight pull, Pillar XTRA 1420 spokes for increased strength and low weight.
      • Tyres | Optimised for 2.4"-2.6" tyre widths, but also work very well with 2.25"-2.8".
      • Bearings | Super smooth, replaceable, 6092 RS Revo bearings offer fast rolling performance. Dual full-contact seals and long-lasting, heat-resistant grease protect against water ingress for longer service intervals.
      • Axles | 15mm axles for strength and stiffness, reduced flex in the hub also helps to increase bearing life.
      • Hand-built | All of our wheels are built and finished by hand, inclusive of a full quality control inspection.
      • Included | Tubeless tape, valve & spokes.
      • Weight | 1469g
      • See the full specs here

      The Experts' View

      “BikePerfect 5/5 Logo


      More Tech

    • Rims

      • 30mm internal rim width, 36mm external and 22mm depth
      • Tailored carbon construction with 3K carbon spoke bed reinforcement.
      • Tubeless-ready – designed to work excellently with tubeless tyres. Tubeless-rim tape and valves included.
      • H-lock bead-seat up-kicks for easy and secure tubeless installation.
      • Matt black work-hardened shot-peened finish with laser etched graphics for superior durability.
    • Spokes

      • Straight Pull cold drawn.
      • Pillar PSR X-Tra 1420 bladed spokes
      • 28F/28R spoke count.
      • Triple-butted for ultimate weight saving and strength.
      • Black stainless treatment.
      • Nipples

        • Hard-anodized alloy strength.
        • Lightweight DSN (double square nipple) body for external adjustment and hex head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning. 
        • Long 16mm thread for durability.
        • 14 gauge.
        • Black finish
      • Tyres Info

        • Maximum tyre pressure for this rim: up to 2.5" do not exceed 30 psi. Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tyre.
        • Optimised for 2.4"-2.6" tyre widths, but also work very well with 2.25"-2.8".
        • Designed to work perfectly with tubeless and non-tubeless tyres.
        • Suitable tubeless MTB tyre combinations are available to be fitted to your Hunt Proven Carbon Race Enduro Wheels.
      • Axle/Hub Size

        • Boost - 148x12mm (Rear) with 110x15mm (Front). Rock Shox Torque Caps available - request in notes at checkout.
        • SRAM/Shimano 8/9/10/11 speed, Shimano Microspline and SRAM XD compatible.
      • Front Hub

        • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
        • 110x15mm spacing. Rock Shox Torque Caps for Boost option available - just add a comment in the notes section on the cart page.
        • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
        • Centre-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
        • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
      • Rear Hub

        • 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.
        • RapidEngage 5 degree, 3x2 freehub for increased resistance to the extra torque generated.
        • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
        • Hunt Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.
        • H_CERAMIK freehub body reinforcement coating provides excellent durability and protects against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.
        • 148x12mm spacing (boost) 
        • Centre-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
        • 9/10/11 speed Shimano/SRAM compatible freehub, Shimano Microspline and SRAM XD Driver version available.
        • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
      • Bearings

        • Super smooth precision REVO bearings.
        • Dual full-contact seals.
        • Cartridge design for convenient servicing.
      • Warranty, Support and Weight Limits

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

        All HUNT wheels models have to pass our harsh rolling-drum fatigue tests for rider weight limits, please see here for more details. Max system weight 135kg (system weight – total weight of fully kitted up rider, bike and luggage). If a rider is over 125Kgs then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly and it is advisable to use tyres at max 40psi 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.

        Our Riders also Bought

        Reviews

        Bike Magazine and Website Experts' Views

        BikePerfect 5/5 Logo

        Bike Perfect 5/5 Review

        "Versatile, high velocity but sweet riding lifetime warrantied race/trail wheels at a carbon fibre competitive weight but a premium alloy price."

        In the Box

        Contents

        • HUNT Black Shield PET high tensile strength tubeless tape fitted to wheels.
        • Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed
        • Tubeless Valves
        • Spare of each spoke plus nipples
        • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

        HUNT Proven Carbon Race XC 29 Wheelset

        29 | 30 Wide Int. | 1469g
        Regular price £899
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        PRODUCT QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

        • Just reading about the hun adaptability on the new carbon xc wheels. Is it possible to adapt it to for a 135qr rear? Thanks

          Unfortunately our new Hunt Proven Carbon Race XC wheelset is not compatible with 135QR, Our Hunt XC Wide wheelset is however compatible with 135QR.

        HUNT Proven Carbon Race XC 29 Wheelset £899.00