- - Hunt Defies Gravity with New Hill Climb SL Disc Wheelset

Hunt Defies Gravity with New Hill Climb SL Disc Wheelset

Hunt is defying gravity with the launch of its new Hill Climb SL Disc wheelset, tipping the scales at an astonishingly light 963 grams, an extremely impressive feat for rim brake wheels, let alone disc.

Relying on a tubular design, the Hill Climb SL Disc wheelset features a special unidirectional carbon fiber construction that utilizes a 30mm-deep profile paired with a 26mm internal rim width. According to Hunt, the wheels can accommodate tires ranging from 23-28mm, while things spin on the British brand’s CMC-machined heat-treated 6066-T6 aluminum body H_Ratchet UD SL hubs, which use a 40T ratchet drive with nine degrees of engagement.

Elsewhere, the new hoops comprise Hunt’s UD carbon TaperLock spokes with steel mandrils placed at each end of the attachment points, so there’s no need for resin bonding. Hunt also points out, the rear hub can be configured for Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10/11 speed groupsets, as well as SRAM XD/XDR and Campagnolo 8/9/10/11/12 speed and EKAR drivetrains. Moreover, Shimano’s new 12-speed cassettes are backward compatible with 11-speed hubs, ensuring perfect compatibility with both. 

The new Hill Climb SL Disc wheelset is reasonably priced at $1,699.00, which is available for pre-order at Hunt’s website here.


    • Rims | 700c Toray T700/T800 carbon-fibre tubular. Unidirectional sidewalls with 3K weave reinforced bed and spoke areas. 30mm deep, 26mm wide aero U-profile.
    • Tires | Tubular. The 26mm external rim width is optimized for 23-28 tubular tires. Please note – not suitable for normal clincher or tubeless tyres.
    • Hubs | H_Ratchet UD SL Hubs add strength and enhance power transfer, meaning more of your power pushes you forward. 40-tooth ratchet drive offers 9-degree engagement with pop-out end caps for easy serviceability and a drilled-out high-strength axle and freehub body (Shimano HG) for further weight reduction. Center-lock brake mount. Please note: If you require a 6-bolt adaptor you can purchase it separately here
    • Spokes | TaperLock UD carbon spokes offer up to a 30% increase in lateral responsiveness against steel equivalents. Only 2.7g per spoke and yet can handle tightening forces of ~450kgf per spoke.
    • Axles | Easily adaptable & we fit them for you. Fit all current axle sizes and are easy to change. Click here to see all axle sizes.
    • Hand-built | All of our wheels are built and finished by hand, inclusive of a full quality control inspection.
    • Included | Axle adapters (please fill in the simple form after checkout to select your required size)
    • Weight | 963g


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