Last season, Hunt Wheels released an updated version of their aluminum Enduro Wide wheelset, re-engineering the rim profiles to have demonstrably more impact resistance without adding too much weight. While the Enduro Wide V2 didn’t exactly blow its competitors out of the water, data from their in-house testing was nevertheless quite impressive given its affordability. On the amount of force required to cause initial damage, as well as the amount of force required for “ride-ending” damage, the Enduro Wide V2 rims fared as well as the DT Swiss EX 511 rim, a rim found on the EX 1700 SPLINE wheelset with an RRP 37% north that of the Hunt Enduro Wide V2.
At £379 for the complete wheelset, the Hunt Enduro Wide V2 is pretty hard to ignore. The wheelset is over 100g heavier than the more expensive EX 1700 SPLINE, but its 2.03 kg was hardly off-putting to us. Those points considered, and taking into account the 5° engagement hub, the Enduro Wide V2 will undoubtedly present itself as a reasonably attractive upgrade option for many owners of entry-level spec enduro bikes. As well as differing internal rim widths, the Hunt Enduro Wide V2 wheels have different spoke counts front and rear; 28h front, 32h rear I have been riding the 27.5″ wheelset for the last 3-4 months (riding an average of days per week), testing them out on my Revel Rail – a 165mm travel enduro bike. Here’s how the wheels fared on British enduro trails and bike […]