Hunt has two new wheel sets out today: a new version of the aluminum Enduro Wide and a new Trail Wide. The Enduro Wide wheels have had a strong reputation for their durability, so the update prompts some interest. Hunt says it came down to optimizing the strength-to-weight ratios of their wheels with new technology available to them.
By reviewing the rim width, the amount of force it takes to make a visible dent, and then to make the rim fail, they changed the rim profile on both wheels. The results, they say, are wheelsets that are about the same weight, but much stronger.
Enduro Wide V2
The Enduro Wide V2 takes the spot in Hunt’s lineup as a wheel that’s ready for anything. The rims are made from 6069 T6 aluminum with a 33mm internal rim width in the front and a 31mm rim width internal in the rear. Hunt says they designed the bead profile in conjunction with different tire brand engineers for the best seal possible. The Enduro Wide V2s are made for tires between 2.35″ and 2.6″ wide, but the brand says that tires from 2.25-2.8″ will work fine.
The rear rim profile features extra bracing as seen in the graphic below. This is said to provide additional strength and durability.
Up front, the wheel has a 28H spoke count, with 32 in the rear. Hunt is using triple-butted, PSR-reinforced Pillar Spokes for the Enduro Wide V2 wheels. The wheel sets are available in Boost and SuperBoost spacing with RapidEngage rear hubs, which engage every 5°. Weights for the V2 wheels are 2,041g for a 27.5″ set and 2,105g for a 29er set. The price is $550. Hunt says they will be available in the first week of May.
Trail Wide V2
The second version of the Trail Wides are also made from 6069 T6 aluminum, and also have a shot-peened finish. Both front and rear wheel have the same 30mm internal rim width. The spoke count on both wheels is 28h, with Triple-Butted, PSR-reinforced Pillar Spokes, and they are also optimized for 2.35″ to 2.6″ wide tires, though they make the same claim that the rims should work fine for tires in between 2.25″ and 2.8″.
Hub spacing is available in standard 100/142mm sizes, also known as non-Boost, and Boost 110/148mm, and SuperBoost 157. The rear hub features the same 5° engagement as the Enduro Wide V2s. Weight on the sets are a bit lighter than the Enduro Wides too, at 1,761g for 27.5″ wheels and 1,831 for a set of 29er wheels. Pricing for the Trail Wide V2s is $509. Currently, they are projected to be available in the first week of May.
For more information on the Trail and Enduro Wide V2s, visit the Hunt Wheel website.