HUNT 42 Limitless Gravel Adventure Wheelset

1642g Depth Width ext Width int size
42 mm 36 mm 25 mm 28

We've upfitted our gravel-specific, aerodynamically optimized LIMITLESS rims with a bikepack-ready, ultra-durable H_Ratchet hubset and increased spoke count, for riders setting out on the harshest, most remote courses and looking to bring an aero advantage.

Tyre size: Aero optimized for 38-40mm tyres; work well with 29mm up to 64mm.

The Purpose _

<h1>WIND TUNNEL PROVEN</h1><i>Proven to offer the lowest aerodynamic drag among tested gravel-specific wheelsets, offering the rider up to 16.8w savings over non-aero gravel wheels.</i>

The Purpose _

The 42 Limitless Gravel Adventure offers race proven class-leading aerodynamic performance, with build specifications tailored for fast, loaded ultra-adventures. Developed for our HUNT Beyond supported athletes and aimed squarely at delivering wins in the world’s biggest ultra-endurance races such as the Tour Divide, Unbound XL and the Silk Road Mountain Race.

Sofiane Sehili, Beyond Athlete and one of the worlds top Ultra-cyclists has not only been involved in the development and testing of the wheelset but recently rode them to victory in the inaugural Bright Midnight Ultra-race in Norway, covering 1040km of mixed terrain in an unbelievable time of just 2 days and 3 hours. This is real world testing at its finest.

Built to ensure maximum durability when exploring the most remote corners of the globe while carrying the gear and provisions required to keep you moving fast for days on end.

Full Specs _

Rims
Wind tunnel tested, aerodynamically optimised for 38-42c tyresHookedH-lock bead-seat up-kicks for easy and secure tubeless installationUnidirectional T24/30 carbon fiber with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes36mm outer and 24.5mm inner width42mm depthMatt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics
  • Wind tunnel tested, aerodynamically optimised for 38-42c tyres
  • Hooked
  • H-lock bead-seat up-kicks for easy and secure tubeless installation
  • Unidirectional T24/30 carbon fiber with 3K weave re-enforced spoke holes
  • 36mm outer and 24.5mm inner width
  • 42mm depth
  • Matt black base finished with matt white contrasting graphics
Spokes
Pillar Wing with Aerofoil24 front and 28 rear interlacedAero Butted 2.0-2.2/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2J-bend for durability and ease of replacementCold drawn from high grade T302 (18/10) stainless steel wire by Sandvik SwedenPatented Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement, butted again just before the spoke head providing more durability in high stress areaBlack stainless treatment
  • Pillar Wing with Aerofoil
  • 24 front and 28 rear interlaced
  • Aero Butted 2.0-2.2/0.95-2.0 then PSR section is 2.2
  • J-bend for durability and ease of replacement
  • Cold drawn from high grade T302 (18/10) stainless steel wire by Sandvik Sweden
  • Patented Pillar Spoke Re-enforcement, butted again just before the spoke head providing more durability in high stress area
  • Black stainless treatment
Nipples
Brass for corrosion resistanceSquare body for external adjustment and hex head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning12mm Length14 gaugeBlack finish
  • Brass for corrosion resistance
  • Square body for external adjustment and hex head for easy internal adjustment/tensioning
  • 12mm Length
  • 14 gauge
  • Black finish
Front Hub
Forged and CNC’d 7075 heat-treated aluminum alloy hub shell.6066-T6 aluminum alloy axles.Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately herePolished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • Forged and CNC’d 7075 heat-treated aluminum alloy hub shell.
  • 6066-T6 aluminum alloy axles.
  • Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
Rear Hub
H_Ratchet 40t ratchet ring for 9˚ engagementH_Ceramik freehub body reinforcement coating provides excellent durability and protects against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.All freehub standards accounted for.7075 heat-treated aluminium alloy hub shell.Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately herePolished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
  • H_Ratchet 40t ratchet ring for 9˚ engagement
  • H_Ceramik freehub body reinforcement coating provides excellent durability and protects against cassette sprocket damage to the freehub often seen on standard alloy freehub bodies.
  • All freehub standards accounted for.
  • 7075 heat-treated aluminium alloy hub shell.
  • Center-lock disc mount. If you require a 6 bolt adaptor you can purchase separately here
  • Polished anodized black finish with laser graphics.
Bearings
Super smooth Revo precision bearings with proprietary waterproof grease, specially developed for even the worst weather.Sealed cartridge replaceable unitsDual full-contact seals
  • Super smooth Revo precision bearings with proprietary waterproof grease, specially developed for even the worst weather.
  • Sealed cartridge replaceable units
  • Dual full-contact seals
Tyres Info
HUNT recommends a 40mm tyre for best performance, tyre widths between 29mm and 64mm are also safe to use.  Note: best performance is usually gained by using tyre pressures lower than the maximum, you can see our blog post about this, read here. Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance. You must not exceed the maximum tyre pressure limits set out in the table below or the maximum limit set by your tyre manufacturer if this is lower.   
  • HUNT recommends a 40mm tyre for best performance, tyre widths between 29mm and 64mm are also safe to use.  
  • Note: best performance is usually gained by using tyre pressures lower than the maximum, you can see our blog post about this, read here. 
  • Tubeless-ready for lower weight and rolling resistance. 
  • You must not exceed the maximum tyre pressure limits set out in the table below or the maximum limit set by your tyre manufacturer if this is lower.  

 

Axle Sizes
Front: 12x100mm Thru-Axle, 15x100mm Thru-Axle, 9x100mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x100mmRear: 12x142mm Thru-Axle, 12x135mm Thru-Axle, 10x135mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x135mmIf you are unsure, please do not worry as our form includes the option to tell us your bike model. We will then do our best to support you and fit the correct axle adapters. We may contact you via email if we need further information. Plus, if you don't g Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order.
  • Front: 12x100mm Thru-Axle, 15x100mm Thru-Axle, 9x100mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x100mm
  • Rear: 12x142mm Thru-Axle, 12x135mm Thru-Axle, 10x135mm Thru-Axle, Quick Release 9x135mm
  • If you are unsure, please do not worry as our form includes the option to tell us your bike model. We will then do our best to support you and fit the correct axle adapters. We may contact you via email if we need further information. Plus, if you don't g Please note; this form is shown after you have completed your order.

HIGH SPECIFICATION COMPONENTS _

Rim Profile

To create the most aerodynamic & stable shape for the tyre, a rim bed of 24.5mm is needed. With the tyre profile this creates, the ideal shape of the rim curves out to an external width of 36mm. To overcome the weight penalty associated with this, we use a (non-structural) low density expanding polymer insert, inside a channel carved out during pre-preg.

Limitless Patent Technology

This is bonded to the carbon during the curing process, resulting in a uniform and strong bond. The density of carbon is 1.6g per cubic centimetre, whereas the polymer insert weighs just 0.7g per cubic centimetre, resulting in a (rotational) mass loss of just over 50g per rim. This patented technology enables us to consider the limits of material properties, and smash right past them.

Wind Tunnel Proven

Proven to offer the lowest aerodynamic drag among tested gravel-specific wheelsets, offering the rider up to 16.8w savings over non-aero gravel wheels.

Wind Tunnel Tested

Developed by HUNT's in-house engineering team, with years in the wind tunnel spent testing every last detail. We've left no stone unturned in designing this wheelset from the ground up to be very fastest in the world within its class.

Wing Spokes

After testing multiple spoke types (including analysis against competitor spokes), we found that the aerofoil profile of Pillar's Wing spokes offer even further aerodynamic advantages over flat/bladed options.

Freehub body

H_Ratchet double-sided system (with two floating ratchet rings), with a 40t ratchet ring resulting in just 9˚ engagement. The freehub benefits from H_Ceramik anti-bite coating to ensure maximum durability.

NIPPLES

Despite designing a wheelset with aerodynamic supremacy in mind, serviceability and usability has always been a core philosophy of how we put wheels together. External spoke nipples are absolutely the right choice with this in mind, especially when running tubeless tires as you would have to remove the tubeless tape to access the nipples were, they to be internal.

What's in the box _

  • HUNT Black Shield tubeless tape fitted to wheels.
  • The axle adapters needed for your bike, just fill in the simple form shown after order completion, the form is also included in your order confirmation page.
  • Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed
  • Spare spokes with nipples & washers.
  • 60mm Tubeless Valves
  • Quality control card signed by your wheel builder

<h1>In the box</h1><i><li>Hunt Black Shield tubeless tape fitted to wheels.</li><li>The axle adapters needed for your bike, just fill in the simple form shown after order completion, the form is also included in your order confirmation page.</li><li>Cassette spacer for 8/9/10 speed</li><li>Tubeless Valves</li><li>Spare of each spoke plus nipples</li><li>Rotor lock rings</li><li> Quality control card signed by your wheel builder</li></i>

WARRANTY_

These wheels come with H_CARE (Free Lifetime Crash Replacement) for the first owners. Read all about it here.

A full 3 years from purchase date warranty is offered to the original purchaser only on all HUNT wheels against material or workmanship defects, please click here to read full details.

All HUNT wheels models have to pass our harsh cobbled-rolling-road tests for rider weight limits, please see here for more details. Max system weight 130 kg (system weight – total weight of fully kitted up rider, bike and luggage). If the system is over 105 kg then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly.

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Rider Experience Support

Unmatched rider support, 7 days a week. For quick and immediate access to all the help you need, try our Live Chat. Our team consists of real bike riders who are fully equipped to answer any questions and help out. See Contact Us page for more details.

Spares Available

Any spares for our wheelsets can be found on our website. If you assistance, contact us and we can help you.

3-Year Warranty

We are riders ourselves and will do everything we can to get you back on the road and are here to support you. We offer a comprehensive 3-year warranty on all HUNT wheels including free returns if wheels need to be inspected. Goods found to have faults outside of normal wear and tear will be repaired or replaced (subject to stock availability).

60 Day Ride and Return

We are so confident that you'll be happy with you HUNT wheels that we offer a full 60 day to ride them & return for a full refund (or product swap). Click here to learn more.

ABOUT HUNT _

Hunt Bike Wheels are a team of talented, passionate riders with a wealth of industry experience, and set out to bring you the latest, most practical, forward-thinking technology in all things round.

Our mission is to serve devoted riders with the highest performing products, backed by best-in-class rider support.

All of our wheels are built and finished by hand, inclusive of a full quality control inspection.