With up to a 30.16% reduction in lateral flex over equivalent steel spoked wheelsets (please click here for full testing methodology and results), the 36 UD Carbon Spoke wheels have been engineered to provide you a significant increase in stiffness as well an impressively low sub 1300g weight. Using an innovative construction method, the 36 UD Carbon Spoke wheelset offers carbon spokes that are held purely mechanically, with no bonding required. We call this TaperLock, and it allows for carbon spokes that can be trued and maintained just like a normal steel spoke.

Plus the TaperLock UD Carbon spokes are incredibly strong achieving over 450kgf (kilograms force per spoke) maximum tensile strength, this compares to leading steel spokes wich only reach 300 kgf. The innovative filament wound rims feature spoke area reinforcement, which creates strength where you need it and saves you vital grams everywhere else.


TaperLock UD Carbon Spoke Technology

Most existing carbon-spoked wheels use adhesive bonding or resin to attach the spokes (essentially making them integral to the structure of the rim - not ideal for serviceability). However, the TaperLock construction method has enabled us to develop wheels with carbon spokes that are as usable as steel ones. At the hub end of the of the spoke an aluminum mandrel is placed around the spoke during the curing process, and is pulled tight against the (tapered) head of the spoke. The rim end of the spoke is fitted in the same way with a threaded steel mandrel, and can be trued using a spoke key on a nut from within the rim bed (accessible through the internal spoke holes). The steel mandrel has a standard square outer shape allowing the spoke to be held straight whilst any adjustments are made to the internal nipple.

Filament Wound Rims with Spoke Area Reinforcement

The rims are laid up by an adaptive filament winding process, which varies the layup thickness and orientation across the rim. The layup pattern places fibres aligned in a series of increasing angles radiating from the spoke hole up to the tire bed. This technology optimises the transmission of force from the spoke to the rest of the rim, and provides additional material to create high strength at the spoke area while minimising unnecessary weight between the spokes. Wide rims with a U-profile provide great handling and reduce drag across multiple wind yaw-angles. Of course, they are also tubeless-ready.

Lateral Stiffness Testing in Detail

The rear wheel is secured at the hub axle in a heavy-duty machining rig.

The rim is rotated horizontally to determine how in true it is and to determine the point to suspend weight (point of most deflection).

The dial measuring the deflection is zero’d and a 10kg weight hung from the rim within 25mm of both a spoke and the clock.

The elastic deformation is recorded.

The permanent deformation is taken now.

HUNT 36 Carbon Wide Aero 24 spoke rear wheel.
Deflection with 10 kg weight = 3.15 mm | Initial error = 0.51mm

HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke 21 spoke rear wheel.
Deflection with 10kg weight = 2.2 mm | Initial error = 0.31mm

The permanent deflection is negligible for both wheelsets.

CONCLUSION | The HUNT 36 UD Carbon Spoke will deflect 30.16% less laterally compared to the equivalent wheelset with high-specification steel spokes even with 3 less spokes in the wheel.

The HUNT SPRINT hubs feature everything you need for THE KICK.


The leaders in low friction bearings CeramicSpeed have again partnered with us on the hubs for the 36 UD Carbon Spoke Wheels so you know your rolling resistance is at its lowest. The freehub body on the HUNT SPRINT hub features 48 teeth on the ratchet ring, and treble-tooth pawls, providing an incredible 7.5° engagement. Perfect for when the hammer goes down and you need an instant response. Stiffness = speed... so we specced large 15mm diameter hub axles for sprinting and out-of-saddle efforts.


As most of you will already know, we design our wheels to take a pretty impressive amount of hammering under all sorts of conditions. Whether you're hitting out at your local crit or road race, or taking the long way home on the paths less travelled, you can do so with the confidence that you're rolling on hoops designed to take the lot in their stride.

Accordingly, we now offer free lifetime crashreplacement for the first owners of these wheels.

Are you ready to dance up the climbs and react this fast in sprints?



We can supply or fit tubeless tires (including sealant) to your wheels.

The wheels are also designed to work excellently with clincher tires and tubes. See recommended tire options here.

Maximum tire pressure for this rim is 100psi when used with 25-28mm tyres. Maximum tire pressures for other tyre 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.


  • Rims | Adaptive filament wound rim structure. Smart spoke hole reinforcement. Toray T700/T800 carbon-fibre. Griptec friction brake-track with 3K reinforcement for excellent braking and durability.
  • Spokes | Ultra-high strength TaperLock UD carbon spokes, offering 30% increase in stiffness against the 36 Carbon Wide Aero.
  • Hubs | Carbon Spoke optimised TaperLock SPRINT hubs, 15mm diameter 7075-T6 axle. Circular dropout interface steps for added stiffness. 3x treble-tooth pawl engagement for instant acceleration. Engagement angle of just 7.5°. Steel spline insert to protect the cassette body.
  • CeramicSpeed Bearings CeramicSpeed clearly need little introduction. We were honoured when they approached us last year to work together for the LIMITLESS project. As you know, CeramicSpeed bearings are renowned for their low rolling resistance, and are chosen by the top international athletes and teams.
  • QR | HUNT Race Season super-light with heat-treated alloy/brass cam plate actuation and stainless steel springs.
  • Included | QRs, Pads & Tubeless tape fitted.
  • See the full specs here.
  • Weight | 1295g
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