Anyone have experience with Hunt wheels?

wheels

#1

Specifically the 4 Season gravel. https://www.huntbikewheels.com/products/4season-gravel-disc-road-cx-wheelset-1589g-24deep-24wide


#2

Just got a pair. Haven’t ridden them yet but they arrived promptly, seemed true out of the box and look great. Came out a bit heavier (~80 grams) than advertised on my scale - could be the scale, could be axle choice (12mm through).


#3

Yes, I do. Own the mentioned wheelset for training and a carbon set for racing.

On my carbon set spokes came loose. Permanently which means the build quality must have been really bad. Contacted HUNT. I believe the blokes there are genuinely nice and stand behind their products. They gave me a new wheelset. However, the entire process of contacting them and managing the exchange took weeks. They are slow. They only responded to emails every 24 or 48 hours. Calling them was not always possible since no one anwsered. Left a sort of chaotic/not well organised impression with me. If this how their QA works as well I’m not surprised about the build quality of my one problem wheelset.

However, would probably buy another one. So far I just tell myself that I was unlucky with the one wheelset.


#4

I have 2 sets of Hunt wheels, an Aero30 set for my disc road bike, and a 4Season aluminum set for my canti brake CX bike.

My experience with Hunt has been very good. I had an issue with the rotor centrelock lockring and within 24hrs they sent me a new set of lockrings. Outside of this, the wheels have been extremely reliable and great to ride.

My only quirk is that neither the Aero30s or the 4Seasons can seat tubeless a 33mm Panaracer Gravelking Tire. I work in a shop and despite all tricks and efforts, we have found it impossible to seat these tires. It’s amazing. I’ve happily mounted Hutchinson Sector 28s, Schwalbe Pro One 28s, and Specialized Tracer Pro 33s without issue. Just an oddity with the Panaracers, I guess.


#5

I bought the Gravel Four Seasons for my winter bike (the 115kg versions) as I wanted something bombproof for trouble free winter miles. Only prob was that the rear rim cracked when a spoke broke after a couple of weeks. Hunt were great and sent a replacement rim with no quibbles. The rims are lighter than the DT Swiss hoops that came with my Canyon Endurace so performance was better. So far they have gone through a second winter without any further issues.


#6

Thanks everyone for the response. It seems all in all they are pretty good. I am debating between these and the new Mavic Allroad’s. I’m sure the Allroad’s are better just wonder if they are twice+ the cost better?


#7

Had a pair of gravels for nearly 18 months. Used for Paris Roubaix cyclo and loads of off road stuff. No issues at all.

Seems to be very polar experiences


#8

This is quite the assumption. Why on earth would they be “better”? Because Mavic’s a big name wheel manufacturer? uhmm. I’d rethink this stance, particularly on wheels. My 2 cents.


#9

Ended up going with the Hunt’s. Should be here in a couple weeks. Have to say their customer service is second to none and the price point is pretty awesome. Even though I do have experience with Mavic, that’s what I ride MTB, I’m looking forward to the Hunt’s.


#10

Sorry I didn’t see this thread earlier . . .

I have two sets of Hunt wheels and I’m really, really happy with them. I found their customer service to be a bit lacking, but I was an early adopter and maybe they’ve ironed everything out.

I have a set of Carbon Gravel wheels which I race on, and a set of the 4 season disc (aluminum) – can only say good things about the performance.

I have a set of Industry 9 wheels on my dedicated road machine, and they are definitely a step up – but also 2x the price of the Hunt carbon.

I wouldn’t hesitate to buy Hunt again. Let me know how they work.

In other news – are you from Traverse City? Do you race/ride up there?


#11

Got exactly the wheels mentioned.

I raced cross on them all last year.

They set up tubeless really easily and the provided rim tape was solid. It’s nice that they send valves as well although I used my own Stans instead. (they also provide extra spokes, and disc adaptors)

Not a lot to say about them really. They’ve performed as expected. They’re certainly lighter than my stock wheelset which is nice.

So far they’ve stayed true despite some pretty solid impacts. I’ve certainly got no complaints. Hunt were good about helping me decide which wheels to go with.

Haven’t needed any after purchase support, so I can’t speak to that.

Recommended.


#12

Thanks for the reply. Looking forward to getting them and trying them out.
I am in Traverse City. How about yourself?


#13

I live in Chicago, but I’m up in Traverse area in the summer and race the Cherry Roubaix and thinking about Iceman next year…do you do those races?


#14

You should absolutely do Iceman. It’s a blast. I don’t do Cherry but will do Barry Roubaix down Grand Rapids area in April to kick off the season. Usually do more MTB races but am adding a few more gravel ones to the mix this year. Follow me on Strava, Jeff Socia, and look me up when you are up here. Always up for a ride.