Hunt 54 UD Carbon Spoke Disc Wheelset review

Hunt's UD Carbon spokes bring something new to the market

Hunt 54 UD carbon spoke EC
Cycling Weekly Verdict

With its UD carbon spoke tech, Hunt has brought the high strength to weight ratio of carbon spokes to a brand new audience with a much more affordable price tag. This is a stiff, responsive race wheel but there's enough compliance in there for long days out. We'd probably go shallower for hilly training rides, but for extra zip on race day, there are where it's at.

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    A little harsh on rough roads

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The Hunt 54 UD Carbon Spoke Disc Wheelset was selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 78 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval. 

There are many things in life which are nice to have, but exceptionally hard to live with: most aero cockpits, internal cable routing, carbon spokes - until now.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.