RE:NEW HUNT 4454 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset

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Aerodynamic performance in a lightweight package. Accessible aero, trickled down from our Limitless wheels.

4454 DEEP | 29 WIDE EXT | 20 WIDE INT | 1495G

The Purpose

The 4454 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 rims used are the same as in the 44 & 54 UD Carbon Spoke Disc, but paired with conventional steel spokes.

Aerodynamicist Logo

Aerodynamicist 29mm-wide rim, exclusively engineered and wind tunnel tested by HUNT's in-house engineering team, featuring a hooked & ETRTO-compliant tubeless-ready rim, designed for full clincher & tubeless tire compatibility.

Wind tunnel results
Full bike winnd tunnel graph results for 4454

Drag [g] vs yaw angle [°] from complete bike wind tunnel test showing HUNT 4454 AERODYNAMICIST CARBON DISC WHEELSET against other Hunt Wheelsets with 25mm tires


Following the release of our UD Carbon Spoke Disc range, many of you were asking if we could offer the Aerodynamicist rims found in that range with conventional steel spokes for usability & ease of maintenance.

As with all wheels featuring an Aerodynamicist profile, we've performed wind tunnel testing on the wheels to bring you the information on not only how these stack up against competitor wheelsets, but also how they sit within our range.

Full Bike Wind Tunnel Graph Results 4454

Drag [g] vs yaw angle [°] from complete bike wind tunnel test showing HUNT 4454 AERODYNAMICIST CARBON DISC WHEELSET against other Hunt Wheelsets with 28mm tires

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The Purpose

The 4454 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 rims used are the same as in the 44 & 54 UD Carbon Spoke Disc, but paired with conventional steel spokes.

Aerodynamicist Logo

Aerodynamicist 29mm-wide rim, exclusively engineered and wind tunnel tested by HUNT's in-house engineering team, featuring a hooked & ETRTO-compliant tubeless-ready rim, designed for full clincher & tubeless tire compatibility.

Wind tunnel results

Full bike winnd tunnel graph results for 4454

Drag [g] vs yaw angle [°] from complete bike wind tunnel test showing HUNT 4454 AERODYNAMICIST CARBON DISC WHEELSET against other Hunt Wheelsets with 25mm tires


Following the release of our UD Carbon Spoke Disc range, many of you were asking if we could offer the Aerodynamicist rims found in that range with conventional steel spokes for usability & ease of maintenance.

As with all wheels featuring an Aerodynamicist profile, we've performed wind tunnel testing on the wheels to bring you the information on not only how these stack up against competitor wheelsets, but also how they sit within our range.

Full Bike Wind Tunnel Graph Results 4454

Drag [g] vs yaw angle [°] from complete bike wind tunnel test showing HUNT 4454 AERODYNAMICIST CARBON DISC WHEELSET against other Hunt Wheelsets with 28mm tires


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Key Features

Aerodynamicist performance, now accessible

    • Rims | Aerodynamicist disc-specific rim profiles, designed from the ground up. Toray T700/T800 carbon-fibre with a stronger ratio of T800 (T40) fibres to achieve greater strength-to-weight ratio. Unidirectional sidewalls with 3K weave bed and spoke areas. Tubeless-ready for lower weight, rolling resistance and better puncture protection.
    • Tires | 20mm rim bed optimised for superior aerodynamic performance with a 25-28c tubeless tire, but also very capable with a 23c. Tubeless-Ready. Also works excellently with clincher tires and tubes.
    • Hubs | Sprint straight-pull hubs, with a 15mm diameter 7075-T6 axle. Circular dropout interface steps for added stiffness. 3x treble tooth pawls resulting in just 7.5˚ engagement. Steel spline insert to protect the cassette body.
    • Axles | Easily adaptable & we fit them for you. Fit all current axle sizes and are easy to change; Front - QR, Bolt thru 12/9mm, Rear - QR, Bolt thru 12x142, 12x135, 10x135.
    • See the full specs here
    • Weight | 1495g

Please note: If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here

Full Specs

  • Rims

    • 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
    • 44mm front and 54mm rear depth
    • 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 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 durability
    • 14 gauge
    • Black anodized finish
  • Tires Info

    • Maximum tire pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tires. 100 psi is more than enough for any rider on road. Click here to listen to a podcast exploring the science of why lower pressures were found to be faster by pro teams.
    • Maximum tire pressures for other tire sizes: 30mm - 32mm do not exceed 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 45psi, 45-50mm do not exceed 40psi
    • Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tire.
    • Suitable for tires from 23mm up to 50mm wide.
    • Suitable tubeless road, gravel and CX tires are available from a huge range of companies.
  • Axle Size

    • These wheels are available with all existing disc brake road bike axle adapter sizes. All our axle adapters are easy to swap but we'll fit the adapters your bike needs to save you the work. After your order checkout is completed a simple form will show, as well as being sent to you in your confirmation email. The form allows you to select the axle size your bike needs, don't worry it also includes the option to tell us your bike model and we will find out and then fit the correct axles, plus we're happy to change them later at our cost if you don't quite get it right. Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order. Please click on the Front Hub and Rear Hub tabs to see which sizes are available.
  • Front Hub

    • All existing road/CX disc front axle standards are available including:
      • Quick Release (skewers included)
      • 12mm Bolt Thru
    • All axle adapters are also available separately.
    • Forged and CNC’d 6061-T6 heat treated aluminium alloy body.
    • 7075-T6 aluminium alloy axles.
    • Centre-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
    • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
    • Hunt Race Season Disc straight-pull super-light alloy.
  • Rear Hub

    • All existing road/CX disc rear axle standards are available including:
      • Quick Release (Quick release skewers included)
      • 12x142 Bolt Thru
      • 12x135 Bolt Thru (uncommon)
      • 10x135 Bolt Thru (uncommon)
    • All axle adapters are also available separately.
    • 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, including:
      • Shimano/SRAM
      • Campagnolo
      • SRAM XD Driver
      • SRAM XDR Driver
    • 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.
    • Centre-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.
  • Warranty, HUNT Rolling Road Tests & Weight Limits

    A full 3 years from purchase date warranty is offered to the original purchaser only on all Hunt bike 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 tests for rider weight limits, please see here for more details. 240lbs 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 200lbs 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.

    60 Day Ride & Return Period. We are certain you'll be impressed by the acceleration, low-weight, speed and durability of our wheels. We are cyclists and as such strive to offer class leading service and support. Buy with confidence, if for any reason you wish to return the wheels for a full refund of your order you can do so up to a full 60 days after you receive them whether they have been ridden or not.

    Tubeless Tire Options

    We can supply tubeless tires (including sealant) with your wheels, they are also designed to work excellently with clincher tires and tubes.

    Maximum tire pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tires. Maximum tire pressures for other tire sizes: 30mm - 32mm do not exceed 70psi, 33mm do not exceed 50psi, 35-45mm do not exceed 45psi, 45-50mm do not exceed 40psi. 100psi is more than enough for any rider on road. Please do not exceed the maximum pressure stated on your tire. Click here to listen to a podcast exploring the science of why lower pressures were found to be faster by pro teams.

    These are only some of the options you can have fitted on your wheels. To see the full range, click here

    Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Tyres

    Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Tires

    The Schwalbe Tubeless road tires consistently win plaudits from journalists and customers alike. We have been testing them for a long time and have been very impressed. The One Pro's are Schwalbe's top of the range tires and feature their triple compound tread so you get extremely low rolling-resistance combined with excellent grip and durability.

    Schwalbe G One Tubeless Tyres

    Schwalbe G One Speed Tubeless Tires - 30mm

    Unleashing profile and breathtakingly fast - especially when large volume counts. As a 30mm wide road race version with V-Guard, G-One Speed is a tire for the real tough jobs. You can ride it as a handmade tubular or with the most modern tubeless easy technology. But it is also a guarantee for maximum speed in the extra-wide 60mm execution - of course, not only at the fascinating beach races on Holland’s coasts. The new G-One Speed is an evolution of the former S-One and Big One.

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    Spares Available

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

    Next Day Shipping

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    60 Day Ride and Return

    These wheels come with H_CARE (Free Lifetime Crash Replacement) for the first owners. A full 3 years (4 years on CeramicSpeed bearings*) from purchase date warranty is offered to the original purchaser only on all HUNT wheels against material or workmanship defects. Read more here.

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