The XC Wide is our strong but light race xc > flow singletrack wheelset. If you like thrashing the downhills in marathon events as well as whipping the uphills these wheels are for you. No-nonsense 25mm wide, many others have tires flopping around on 21mm rims! The XC Wide 25mm is designed to work with the latest breed of fun aggressive 100-130mm travel hardtails and full sussers with 29" wheels... The XC Wide will have you grinning from ear to ear as you fly up and down the trail. It's the fastest day-in-and-day-out wheelset as you clock up laps of your xc loop or head off on an adventure across varied terrain. For your pedal orientated rides, the XC Wide is your weapon of choice.
"Hunt is well established when it comes to producing high quality, high value road and gravel wheelsets, but before now hasn't produced a wheelset for mountain biking." BIKE RADAR
RIMS The XC Wide rim strikes the perfect balance between durability and performance making sure every ride is better than the last. The 6066 T6 alloy (welded) rim features a 25mm internal width to provide support during hard cornering or when throttling through techy sections. Optimized for 2.1"-2.35" tires, the XCWide won't hold you back.
RIM BED Like all of our wheels, the Hunt MTB line-up is designed to be used as a tubeless system. Featuring a H-Lock rim bead with 'up-kicks' to the shoulders of the rim bed secures your tyre when seated. This prevents side-to-side movement reducing the chance of burping your tyre. It creates a great rim-well seal for first installation and easy sealing of tubeless tyres. Still haven't made the switch? All our wheels are tube compatible as well.
WEIGHT Mountain bikers aren't concerned about weight, right? Nope! Whether you're doing a back-country epic or pedalling between stages, we have paid attention to weight to suit the type of riding they will be subjected too. For example, using the highest quality Pillar triple butted spokes with PSR (Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement) has allowed us to not only create a stronger wheel with a higher spoke count, but one which does not add a weight penalty.
FRONT HUB Suited to match the needs of the modern trail bike rider. Featuring durable bearings and 7075-T6 series alloy axles to increase stiffness. These hubs have been selected based on their ability to perform on the most aggressive trails.
FREEHUB BODY Durability is a theme for HUNT as time and money you spend fixing is time and money you cannot spend riding or upgrading your bikes. As a result, we've developed the H_CERAMIK coating to provide excellent durability and protect against cassette sprocket damage often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.
SPOKES We have chosen top of the line, triple butted Pillar Spokes with increased reinforcement at the spoke head. Not only are these spokes extremely lightweight, they are also able to provide a greater degree of elasticity when put under increased stress. The Pillar Spoke Reinforcement (PSR) puts more material at the spoke head, just before the J-Bend to prevent failure in this stress area.
Hubs | 5° RapidEngage and H_CERAMIK coating for increased durability and strength, boost (110/148) or standard (100/142) spacing hubs available, large double sealed cartridge bearings. Rock Shox Torque Caps for Boost and Non-Boost hubs and QR adapters for standard and boost (110/141) hubs are available. (We will fit the axles you need, just complete the simple form shown after checkout or add a comment in the notes section of the cart page).
Spokes | 28 spoke count, triple butted (2.2-1.6-2.0) PSR reinforced head Pillar spokes.
Tires | Optimised for 2.1"-2.35" tires set up tubeless (also great with standard tires & tubes).
Rider Weight Limit I 120kgs is the upper recommended rider weight limit for these wheels. Please include the weight of any luggage in your total rider weight when choosing the correct wheels. If a rider is over 110Kgs then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly and it is advisable to use tires at max 40psi as this will reduce the fatigue on the wheelset.
RECOMMENDED TUBELESS MTN TIRE
SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC SNAKE SKIN - The Nobby Nic might just be one of the most versatile tires out there. It has been seen everywhere from the pinnacle of the EWS and won’t be out of place at your local xc race. We love this high volume, predictable tire for most of our pedal orientated rides and have even found it fitted to our trail bikes when we hear the smoother trails calling for a faster option. It rolls well, has great traction/grip, is predictable in the corners and might just be the goldilocks for your tire needs. If you can tell we are a fan of this tire, then you’d be right.
IN THE BOX
Black Shield PET high tensile strength tubeless tape fitted to wheels.