Hunt Introduces New Enduro Wide & Trail Wide Wheelsets

Hunt Introduces New Enduro Wide & Trail Wide Wheelsets

Francesco Mazza, 14/04/2021

Hunt has updated their line of wheels with two new aluminum models, upgrading to the V2 version of the current Enduro Wide and Trail Wide. The focus with these new products is overall robustness and impact resistance, subjecting the rims to numerous bench tests before handing them to Jamie Edmondson for an entire season of racing, including the EWS circuit.

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Bench tests focused mainly on dent resistance of the rim and were carried out both mechanically and by digital analysis. Mechanical ones by impacting a weight with a certain profile against the rim, both in a horizontal position to hit both bead walls and in a reclined position to concentrate the impact diagonally on a single bead wall. The digital ones using the FEA (Finite Element Analysis) procedure, are able to analyze the stress load of the structure, the distribution of loads and the management of the thickness of the materials through digital simulations. Below is the difference between the V2 model (right) and the previous one (left), where the material is most stressed on the tooth.

The result, after numerous tests and prototypes, is a rim made of 6069 T6 alloy, more robust than the usual 6061-T6, with a particular internal profile and able to dissipate more shocks, reacting better to stress and undergoing less deformation. The more robust version that came out of these studies was applied to the rear rim of the Enduro Wide, while for the front, as well as for the Trail Wide, lighter but equally more robust versions of the respective previous models were selected.

Here are all the details of Hunt’s new wheels.

Enduro Wide V2

  • Rims: 6069 T6 welded – internal width 33mm front / 31mm rear
  • Spokes: Triple butted Pillar PSR (2.2-1.6-2.0) – 28 front / 32 rear
  • Hubs: RapidEngage 5 ° engagement – Boost or SuperBoost
  • Axles: 7075-T6 alloy (17mm thick at the rear) for maximum strength and rigidity
  • Tires: 2.25 “to 2.8” – optimized for tubeless tires from 2.35 “to 2.6”
  • Accessories: sealing tape, valves and spare spokes
  • Weights: 2.041g by 27.5 “- 2.105g by 29”
  • Price: € 509

Trail Wide V2

  • Rims: 6069 T6 welded – internal width 30mm
  • Spokes: Triple butted Pillar PSR (2.2-1.6-2.0) – 28 on both wheels
  • Hubs: RapidEngage 5 ° engagement – Standard, Boost or SuperBoost
  • Axles: 7075-T6 alloy for greater strength and rigidity
  • Tires: 2.25 “to 2.8” – optimized for tubeless tires from 2.35 “to 2.6”
  • Accessories: sealing tape, valves and spare spokes
  • Weights: 1.761g by 27.5 “- 1.831g by 29”
  • Price: € 469

Both models will be available from early May.

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