New Hunt Limitless road wheels get carbon spokes - but they're not going hookless or super wide

Hunt Limitless 48 and 60 get lighter and stiffer thanks to new carbon spokes - but the rims are hooked and the internal rim widths are narrow compared to the likes of Zipp

Hunt Limitless UD Carbon Spokes wheels
(Image credit: Hunt)

British wheel brand Hunt has redesigned its Limitless aero wheels with unidirectional carbon instead of steel spokes. The new wheels are lighter and stiffer and, Hunt claims, supply a riding experience like no other: “Complete, all-around performance; superior aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability with added responsiveness and lower system weight.”

Despite the futuristic spoke tech, the internal rim width of the Limitless wheels is not as wide as other brands such as Zipp are now offering: The 48 UD has a 22.5mm internal width while the 60 is narrower at 21mm. Interestingly, both are tubeless but not hookless, with Hunt saying the wheels "maintain rim hooks for secure fitment."

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.