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Hunt teases new aero wheels with carbon spokes and “the perfect tubeless rim tape”

Hunt teases new aero wheels with carbon spokes and “the perfect tubeless rim tape”

Hunt’s new 48 and 60 Limitless UD Carbon Spoke road bike wheels use the same rims as the brand’s existing Limitless range but add carbon…

Friday, Jul 15

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Hunt’s new 48 and 60 Limitless UD Carbon Spoke road bike wheels use the same rims as the brand’s existing Limitless range but add carbon spokes to the mix, saving approximately 100g in weight.

The same carbon spokes have been introduced to a number of the brand’s wheelsets in recent years, including the Hunt UD Carbon Spoke Disc .

But this is the first time they have been specced on Hunt’s flagship aero wheels, which were revealed as an early preview at Eurobike 2022 .

The spokes resemble conventional steel spokes, and can also be trued like steel spokes as the nipples are held in place mechanically, rather than bonded.

While lighter, a Hunt spokesperson told BikeRadar the spokes are approximately half-a-watt slower aerodynamically than the steel spokes used on the existing wheelsets.

The spokes are laced to Hunt’s new Sprint SLC hubs.

These are constructed from 7075-series alloy, which has a slightly higher strength-to-weight ratio than the 6066 alloy used in Hunt’s Sprint SL hubs, which debuted on the brand’s recently-released 25 Carbon Gravel Disc and the 40 Carbon Gravel Disc wheelsets .The rims use Hunt’s existing Limitless shape, which features a channel between the bead and the outside face of the rim. This gap is then filled with a non-structural co-molded low-density polymer.Hunt says this approach enables a wide and aerodynamic rim without adding excessive weight.An official launch date and pricing for the new wheels is still to be confirmed by the brand. “The perfect tubeless tape” Hunt is also releasing a new […]

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