“Squeezer brake” loyalists will rejoice knowing that Hunt is poised to launch a new range of tubeless-ready, rim brake carbon wheelsets under the moniker Aerodynamicist.
According to Hunt, the new range will comprise wheelsets in depths of 52, 62, and 82mm, relying on the same Aerodynamicist technology first used in the brand’s Limitless range.
“Ready to fly past the competition, whether road races, time trials or triathlons. We’ve been able to take the principles found during the Limitless research project (widening profiles below the edge of the rim to improve performance and stability across multiple yaw angles), and apply these to rims that make the absolute most of the space offered inside a conventional caliper brake,” says Hunt.
The profiles have been developed in-house by Luisa Grappone (Product Engineering Manager), with industry-leading experience in wind tunnel testing and developing wheels for 10 years (with World Tour pros from BMC Racing, Team Movistar and Cervelo Test Team). Moreover, the wheelsets have been optimized for 25-28mm tubeless tires, but are still narrow enough to accommodate 23c.
All three wheelsets use a mix of Toray T700 and T800 unidirectional and 3K high modulus carbon fiber in order to achieve an ideal balance between strength and weight. The wheelsets also incorporate Hunt’s Griptec basalt ceramic fiber along the brake track for long-term durability and optimal stopping power under all riding conditions.
Additionally, the wheelsets feature Hunt’s lightweight Race Season Sprint hubs with straight pull, four-sided Pillar Wing spokes for reduced drag, as well as external alloy nipples for easy serviceability.
The wheelsets are available with Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM XD/XDR freehub bodies with steel spline protection, along with robust 15mm alloy axles and CeramicSpeed hybrid ceramic bearings for fast 7.5° engagement.
Pricing for the wheelsets are as follows:
To secure a set of wheels, Hunt requires a refundable deposit of £99, with an expected delivery date of late March 2020.
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