HUNT 54 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset

1524g Depth Width ext Width int size
54 mm 29 mm 20 mm 700c

If your riding demands the aero benefits of the deeper end of "mid-depth," our engineers designed the 54 Aerodynamicist rim profile for you. Experts love them for their tangible aero gains, while remaining light enough to tackle climbs, and stable enough to manage crosswinds.

Tire size: Aero optimized for 25 to 28mm tires; works well with 23mm up to 40mm.

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The Purpose _

The HUNT 54 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset being used out on the road

The Purpose _

The 54 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc benefits from the further trickle-down effect of HUNT's in-house engineering team's Aerodynamicist rim profiles, as first seen on the 48 Limitless Aero Disc. The rim used is the same as in the 54 UD Carbon Spoke Disc, but paired with conventional steel spokes.

Full Specs _

Rims
Aerodynamicist profile, disc-specific & aerodynamically optimised for 25-28c tiresUnidirectional T700/800 carbon fibre with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes29mm outer and 20mm internal, ideal for 23-50mm tire widths54mm depthHookedH_LOCK bead-seat up-kicks, for easy and secure tubeless installationMatt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics
  • Aerodynamicist profile, disc-specific & aerodynamically optimised for 25-28c tires
  • Unidirectional T700/800 carbon fibre with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes
  • 29mm outer and 20mm internal, ideal for 23-50mm tire widths
  • 54mm depth
  • Hooked
  • H_LOCK bead-seat up-kicks, for easy and secure tubeless installation
  • Matt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics
Spokes
20 front and 24 rear laced 2 cross.Aero Butted 2.0-2.2/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2.Straight-pull for excellent torsional strength and direct power transferCold drawn from high grade T302 (18/10) stainless steel wire by Sandvik SwedenPatented Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement, butted again just before the spoke head providing more durability in high stress area.Black stainless treatment
  • 20 front and 24 rear laced 2 cross.
  • Aero Butted 2.0-2.2/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2.
  • Straight-pull for excellent torsional strength and direct power transfer
  • Cold drawn from high grade T302 (18/10) stainless steel wire by Sandvik Sweden
  • Patented Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement, butted again just before the spoke head providing more durability in high stress area.
  • Black stainless treatment
Nipples
Alloy square body for external adjustment and square head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning.16mm length with washer for a strong connection to the spoke added durability14 gaugeBlack anodized finish
  • Alloy square body for external adjustment and square head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning.
  • 16mm length with washer for a strong connection to the spoke added durability
  • 14 gauge
  • Black anodized finish
Front Hub
Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.Center-lock disc mount.Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.Hunt Race Season Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
  • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
  • Center-lock disc mount.
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • Hunt Race Season Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.
  • Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
Rear Hub
7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.3x treble-tooth individually leaf sprung pawls with 48 teeth on the ratchet ring for fast 7.5 degree engagement and instant acceleration.All freehub standards accounted for.Hunt Race Season Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately herePolished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • 7075-T6 heat-treated aluminium alloy freehub body.
  • Steel Spline Insert freehub body reinforcement provides excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.
  • 3x treble-tooth individually leaf sprung pawls with 48 teeth on the ratchet ring for fast 7.5 degree engagement and instant acceleration.
  • All freehub standards accounted for.
  • Hunt Race Season Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.
  • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
  • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
  • Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
Bearings
High-grade Japanese EZO bearings.Rear hub upgraded to even faster rolling LU/LB low-friction sealed internal face, dual sealed external face bearings.Incredibly fast rolling.
  • High-grade Japanese EZO bearings.
  • Rear hub upgraded to even faster rolling LU/LB low-friction sealed internal face, dual sealed external face bearings.
  • Incredibly fast rolling.
Tires Info
HUNT recommends a 25-28mm tire for best performance, tire widths between 22mm and 47mm are also safe to use.  Note: best performance is usually gained by using tire pressures lower than the maximum, you can see our blog post about this, read here. Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance. You must not exceed the maximum tire pressure limits set out in the table below or the maximum limit set by your tire manufacturer if this is lower.  
  • HUNT recommends a 25-28mm tire for best performance, tire widths between 22mm and 47mm are also safe to use.  
  • Note: best performance is usually gained by using tire pressures lower than the maximum, you can see our blog post about this, read here. 
  • Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance. 
  • You must not exceed the maximum tire pressure limits set out in the table below or the maximum limit set by your tire manufacturer if this is lower.  
Axle Sizes
These wheels are compatible with the following axle specifications. We fit the axle adapters you need, just complete the simple form shown after checkout:Front: 12x100mm Thru-Axle, 9x100mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x100mmRear: 12x142mm Thru-Axle, 12x135mm Thru-Axle, 10x135mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x135mmIf you are unsure, please do not worry as our form includes the option to tell us your bike model. We will then do our best to support you and fit the correct axle adapters. We may contact you via email if we need further information. Plus, if you don't g Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order.

These wheels are compatible with the following axle specifications. We fit the axle adapters you need, just complete the simple form shown after checkout:

  • Front: 12x100mm Thru-Axle, 9x100mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x100mm
  • Rear: 12x142mm Thru-Axle, 12x135mm Thru-Axle, 10x135mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x135mm

If you are unsure, please do not worry as our form includes the option to tell us your bike model. We will then do our best to support you and fit the correct axle adapters. We may contact you via email if we need further information. Plus, if you don't g Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order.

HIGH SPECIFICATION COMPONENTS _

Aerodynamicist Rim Profile

As learned from our Limitless Research project & consistent wind tunnel time across the past 2 years, we know that an optimum aerodynamic benefit for a drop-bar bike is yielded from widening rim profiles. The reasons for this is that it allows for a far more 'blunted' spoke bed area, which (depending on which part of the wheel you're looking at) is both the leading and trailing edge.

Aerodynamicist Rim Profile

The benefits of blunted spoke bed areas revolve primarily around the predictable airflow, with the wind ‘hugging’ the rim as it passes across it (as opposed to older style V-shaped rims, which would create turbulence in the form of stalls). The wider profile ensures the flow stays attached to the surface as long as possible before the point of separation, which is key as yaw angles increase..

Sprint SL Hubs

SPRINT SL hubs add strength and enhance power transfer, meaning all your force pushes you forwards. Large 15mm diameter hub axles for sprinting and out-of-saddle climbing responsiveness. Circular dropout interface steps add extra stiffness.

Spokes

We chose the top-of-the-range Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement PSR XTRA models. These butted blade aero spokes are lighter but also provide a greater degree of elasticity to maintain tensions longer and add fatigue resistance. PSR spokes feature the 2.2 width at the spoke head providing more material in this high stress area. The nipples come with a hex head so you can achieve precise tensioning. Combining these components well is key which is why all HUNT wheels are hand-built.

Freehub Body

Featuring a 3 multi-point pawls with 3 teeth each and a 48 tooth ratchet ring results in an impressively low 7.5 degree engagement angle and excellent resistance to wear under heavy loads. The Sprint SL freehub has strong individual pawl springs which engage quicker. There is also a Steel Spline Insert re-enforcement to provide excellent durability against cassette sprocket damage often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.

Rim Bed

H_LOCK is our tubeless-ready rim bed profile with up-kicks to the shoulders of the tubeless steps which help to create a great rim-well seal for first installation and easy sealing of tubeless tires. The H-Lock profile also locks the beads in place more securely once seated. This is especially important when running lower pressures off road.

What's in the box _

  • HUNT Black Shield tubeless tape fitted to wheels.
  • The axle adapters needed for your bike, just fill in the simple form shown after order completion, the form is also included in your order confirmation page.
  • Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed
  • 80mm Tubeless Valves
  • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

<h1>In the Box</h1><ul><li>HUNT Black Shield tubeless tape fitted to wheels.</li><li>The axle adapters needed for your bike, just fill in the simple form shown after order completion, the form is also included in your order confirmation page.</li><li>Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed</li><li>Spare spokes with nipples & washers.</li><li>Tubeless Valves</li><li>Quality control card signed by your wheel builder</li></ul>

WARRANTY_

These wheels come with H_CARE (Free Lifetime Crash Replacement) for the first owners. Read all about it here.

A full 3 years from purchase date warranty is offered to the original purchaser only on all HUNT wheels against material or workmanship defects, please click here to read full details.

All HUNT wheels models have to pass our harsh cobbled-rolling-road testsfor rider weight limits, please see here for more details. Max system weight 273 lb (system weight – total weight of fully kitted up rider, bike and luggage). If the system is over 233 lb then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly and it is advisable to use tires at max 90psi as this will reduce the fatigue on the wheelset. We are cyclists ourselves and do of course go above and beyond to offer excellent service if you ever do experience any issues. We carry full spares at very reasonable prices and offer complete support.

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Any spares for our wheelsets can be found on our website. If you assistance, contact us and we can help you.

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60 Day Ride and Return

We are so confident that you'll be happy with you HUNT wheels that we offer a full 60 day to ride them & return for a full refund (or product swap). Click here to learn more.

ABOUT HUNT _

Hunt Bike Wheels are a team of talented, passionate riders with a wealth of industry experience, and set out to bring you the latest, most practical, forward-thinking technology in all things round.

Our mission is to serve devoted riders with the highest performing products, backed by best-in-class rider support.

All of our wheels are built and finished by hand, inclusive of a full quality control inspection.