Hunt enters MTB market with XCWide, TrailWide and EnduroWide wheelsets

Hunt enters MTB market with XCWide, TrailWide and EnduroWide wheelsets

Hunt is well established when it comes to producing high quality, high value road and gravel wheelsets, but before now hasn't produced a wheelset for mountain biking. However, this week Hunt has introduced a line of three alloy mountain bike wheels: the XCWide, TrailWide and EnduroWide — each self-explanatory name denotes the wheel's intended purpose. Hunt 30 Carbon Aero Disc wheelset review Best mountain bike wheels Stronger rims, new hubs and high spoke counts Hunt points out that it has chosen to forgo the usual 6061-T6 alloy used for mountain bike rims in favour of a stronger 6066-T6 for the XCWide, and even stronger 6069-T6 for the TrailWide and EnduroWide wheelsets. Hunt claims these alloys also offer improved fatigue- and impact-resistance. All rims are also shot peened (a finishing process that prevents fatigue and stress corrosion failures) and welded for increased durability. It almost goes without saying that the rims ...

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