Ryan Le Garrec riding his Hunt wheel bike

Film | Tugende, the 2020 Race Around Rwanda, a bikepacking story by Ryan le Garrec

Tugende is the latest creation from friend of Hunt, Ryan Le Garrec. Ryan, along with Lander Deldime have been covering bikepacking races for the past few years bringing a unique view to the world of ultra.

Their latest project was to follow the inaugural Race around Rwanda at the start of February. Tugende is the result of all their hard work and is now online.

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Opportunities are Knocking

While continuations of protectionary Stay-At-Home measures are still shaping our day to day lives, we hope everyone is staying safe and abiding by their respective government's rules. While our thoughts are with those who have been and will be affected by this virus, we are hoping to spread a little motivation for those of us who need it. What follows below is the experience of our very own USA Brand Manager, Ken... 

"In a recent email communication with my coach, we began talking about how with the cancelation of races and events he's been seeing athletes, left and right, scrambling for goals to aim for. As I'd been listening to the news a lot prior to our conversation (so not in the brightest of head-spaces), we discussed a mental reframing exercise that helped me, and thus I'm hoping it helps you."
Canyon DHB Race bike

Canyon dhb 2020 Race Bike

The veil has finally been lifted on Canyon dhb's bikes for this year. Whilst it's unclear when these will see tarmac in a competitive environment, there's absolutely nothing to stop...
HUNT CFD Research

HUNT Tech | CFD Explainer Video

From the many conversations we've had with our customers, the media, & riders, over the past year or so, we've been pleasantly surprised at the extent of the interest shown in the introduction of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to our engineering processes. So, we thought we'd do something about it. We created this explainer video to help riders develop their own understanding of the value of CFD as a research tool.
photo of Gosse's new gravel bike with Hunt wheels

Gosse's New Gravel Bike

Time for another pro bike check! This time, it's Gosse's 2020 gravel racer.

The plan WAS, for Gosse to hit up some gravel events this season. He was coming with us over to Dirty Kanza, as well as returning to the Dirty Reiver and hit up some lesser known events in Scandinavia. 

Alas, we'll sit & hold tight for now, and be sure to take you along for the ride with us when we're able to ride & race some of these events again. Until then, who better to talk you through his new bike than the man himself?

HUNT rider Steve Bate riding 100 miles in a day

How To Ride 1000 Miles In 10 days... On A Turbo

With the Games being shifted to next year, and wondering what my future holds as a 42 year old athlete, I needed a plan fast. My coach Dan reminded me that I’m a goal-focused rider, and now the Games are over 500 days away (again!), I needed a short term ‘now’ kind of goal. So with lock down on and no Games, I decided to stay inside and ride Zwift on my turbo. But to make it more challenging, I gave it a purpose. I wondered if I could ride seven hundred miles in a week. I mean, I knew I could physically, pretty much everyone could, if they had a gun pointed at their head. But mentally I wasn’t sure I could, after all, it’s six hours sat on the turbo each day!
Photo of Dan Gampon training inside for the Kona Ironman

Staying Indoors: A Triathlete's Guide (with Dan Gampon)

In October of last year, Ken (US Brand Manager) & Luisa (Product Engineering Manager), traveled to Kona, Hawaii to spectate some of the most talented athletes in the world partake in the annual Ironman World Championships. In a way, things were simpler then. We could hug friends new and old, fly on planes to races and holidays, and enjoy the outdoors without feeling we'd be adding to the burden of the healthcare system. Little did we know, a mere six months later the world order we once took for granted would be a vastly different place.

 

As everyone adjusts to a new type of normal, we checked in with a long-time friend, Dan Gampon, who lives in Kona, to get a feeling of how he's adjusting this lifestyle.

Map showing the South Downs

Keeping it local… how to plan a local lockdown Gravel bike route

For most of us the world has changed in the past few weeks and lockdowns have been enforced in many countries across the globe. Some of us are still able to ride and others can’t yet go any distance from home. When riding resumes it's likely that it will only be possible in the local area so you need to be able to make the most of what's on your door step.

So what better time to make the most of your time in lockdown than planning local routes or exploring your local tracks and trails?

HUNT cyclist riding gravel bike

HUNT Engineering Paper - Gravel: Does Aero Matter?

As riders & racers of gravel, we’ve increasingly been discussing (and asked by our customers) whether or not aero is particularly relevant within the discipline. Working with Ernst at the GST Wind Tunnel and doing lots of number crunching, we wanted to find out if gravel speeds and wide tyres negated aero considerations.
Photo of Beccki Skelton with title of Visionary

VISIONARY - Ft. Becci Skelton

We wanted to dive into our athletes' minds and dissect what their own personal visions were for the 2020 season. How they deal with their mindset, not only whilst riding but succeeding in bringing those visions to reality.
How to Pull Together Your Very Own Training Camp

How to Pull Together Your Very Own Training Camp

Fiona Moriarty is a Neo-Pro Triathlete living in Portland, Oregon, and races for the Castelli Multisport team. For the pros, a solid block of training and time off before the start of a season is often key to success. For those who can't quite make triathlon their full-time job, it is even more crucial for success.

Coming back from a recent self-organized training camp in Arizona, she shares her top tips on creating your own training camp. Whilst some of the pointers revolve around heading somewhere new, we appreciate at this unprecedented time that this may be difficult to do.

However, many of the points made within the below guide (written weeks ago) do still apply to those of you who are able to train/exercise around your own homes. We hope you're able to get outdoors, but please ensure that whenever you do so that you do it responsibly, stay safe and be mindful of others.
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A Japanese Odyssey, by Eleonora Balbi

In October 2019 a super typhoon was closing in on Japan. Hagibis. Japan was ready: airports got closed, Shinkansens were put on hold, two rugby world cup games got canceled and everyone was getting prepared to spend a weekend inside.

Everyone except for 49 people who traveled to Kagoshima to go on a bike ride.