Inside Hunt Bike Wheels HQ: 3D scanners, printers and the never-ending search for speed

Hunt shows off the latest toys helping to steal a march on its competitors

Hunt Factory Tour
(Image credit: Roo Fowler)

Like a teenager unable to distance themselves from embarrassing childhood stories at a family reunion, the memories of Hunt's early days as a purveyor of open mould carbon wheels have likewise hung around.

Not that there's anything wrong with that setup as a business model - the wave of affordable carbon wheelsets which have come to market since Hunt's founding in 2015 was instrumental in forcing the manufacturers of the best road bike wheels to slash their prices in response.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg