Hunt Wheels has been developing carbon wheelsets for mountain biking for some time now. We first set eyes on an early XC prototype last July, on the Orbea Oiz of professional cross-country racer, Isla Short . Back then, the XC rims had a 26mm internal width, laced to Hunt’s 5° Rapid Engage Hubs (with Ceramic Speed Bearings) via 24 bladed carbon spokes on the front and 28 on the rear. Having caught up with the Hunt Wheels team at EWS Tweed Valley, we are told the XC rims will move to a 30mm internal width, aligning with the 30mm Race Enduro, Race e-Enduro, and Trail rims that are also under development. Hunt Proven Race Enduro Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels
Hunt-supported riders Fergus Ryan and Chloe Taylor debuted the Proven Race Enduro wheelset at EWS Tweed Valley last weekend, placing 97th and 13th in their respective Pro Categories
Andi Sykes and Sam Meegan of Hunt Wheels were kind enough to give us a quick preview of the new Proven Race Enduro wheelset. For the new line of carbon wheels, Hunt are tailoring strength, stiffness and compliance specific the front and rear wheels of their complete wheelsets, optimizing the balance between those properties to cater to the different demands of each.
Hunt has successfully taken a similar tuned approach with their aluminum Enduro Wide V2 wheelset, but given that the Proven wheelsets run a carbon rim, the route to delivering those differing characteristics is, of course different. While the Enduro Wide V2 rims […]