Wheels - Lightweight ? Hunt or Zonda's ??

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Nytsom, 10 Feb 2018.

  1. Nytsom

    Nytsom Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire UK
    Thinking of getting some new lightweight wheels; been looking at the Campagnolo Zondas (shimano Hub) or the new Hunt-Aero 23mm wide and 28mm deep? Anyone use these wheels? what do you think of them; how they roll; which is best for climbing etc...?
    Thanks
     
  2. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    Had Zonda’s for a couple of years, before they got damaged. Very good wheels for the price. Had no complaints whatsoever. Nice and stiff, so as not to flex when out of the saddle climbing, but not uncomfortable.

    Now got Campagnolo Eurus, as they were a steal, else I would have bought another set of Zonda’s.

    Can’t comment on the Hunt unfortunately.
     
  3. Heigue'r

    Heigue'r Über Member

    Location:
    Upminster
    98kgs on zondas,have hit a fair few bumps and potholes now.My set have close to 4000 miles on them now and are as true as the day I got them.No experience of the hunts
     
  4. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    My Zondas have served me very well since 2010, well over 10k miles on them. Have a set of Hunt's disc wheels, they've been excellent as well.
     
  5. bozmandb9

    bozmandb9 Insert witty title here

    Location:
    South Oxfordshire
    I've had Zonda's, they were fine. But I'd be buying these if I were you. 1,433 grams, reasonably aero, tubeless ready. I purchased AR24's with Schwalbe One Pro tubeless fitted. My only regret is being a tight git and not going for the AR30's!

    https://www.cycledivision.co.uk/cero-ar30-evo-wheelset-2100
     
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    Nytsom

    Nytsom Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire UK
    Cero, was another wheel I'd considered? although I'm leaning more towards the Hunt Wheels they get some outstanding reviews.
    I bought a set of Zonda Wheels for my daughters bike; she love them; and the do roll nicely.
     
  7. greenmark

    greenmark Veteran

    Location:
    Hong Kong
    I've got a pair of Hunt 4-season. Paid £389 for them. They're now £300. Am very pleased.

    Note that Hunt has great service and great marketing, but they basically source stuff that anyone can from Taiwan.
    I could have built the almost exactly same wheels myself (same hubs, spokes and rims) with this kit:
    http://www.bdopcycling.com/DIY Alloy Road Disc Kit VI.asp
     
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    Nytsom

    Nytsom Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire UK
    How would you rate them Value for money? I'm debating on Campag Zonda'S or the Hunt Aero's at £329
     
  9. Heigue'r

    Heigue'r Über Member

    Location:
    Upminster
    If I was buying again,I would be 100% buying something tubeless ready.If commuting,I would choose tubeless ready for sure.If for leisure,the zondas are lovely.
     
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    Nytsom

    Nytsom Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire UK
    Gonna have a look at the reviews of these wheels before I buy a set.
     
  11. greenmark

    greenmark Veteran

    Location:
    Hong Kong
    I’m actually very pleased with my Hunt disc wheels. They are replacing some Kinesis wheels which were frankly too wobbly.


    Hunt uses Novatec hubs, Kinlin rims and Pillar spokes. Based on the reviews I have seen about them, Novatec and Kinlin are very good value for their price point.


    If value is your main concern, then may find that if you go to a wheel builder directly with the same specs then you may get something cheaper than Hunt. As far as I can make out and I might be wrong, the Aeros you are looking at are built with Novatec AS511SB front hub, Novatec FS522SB-11 rear, Kinlin xc279 rims and Pillar PSR aero spokes.


    The comments in the video below seem to suggest that you may get cheaper if you spec the same things directly with some wheel builders. I did try the same for the Hunt wheels I eventually bought and could not find cheaper – but some of that was due to the additional shipping costs to where I live. Upon reflection I may have had better luck finding cheaper if I approached wheel builders in Taiwan, if I was prepared to accept lack of warranty.

    Anyway - check out comments in the video below.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu2osdQL9MY
     
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    Nytsom

    Nytsom Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire UK
    Thanks greenmark,
    That was really interesting; Ausie guy was a good reviewer.
     
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    Nytsom

    Nytsom Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire UK
    Think I'll go for the Hunt Aero 23,mm wide wheels.
    My friend just ordered the Cero's AR 30's another nice set of wheels.
    Thanks everyone for your replies; very much appreciated.
    Regards
    M
     
  14. Dan Ferris

    Dan Ferris Senior Member

    @Nytsom i am in the same boat, be interesting to hear your feedback.
     
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  15. adscrim

    adscrim Veteran

    Location:
    Perth
    I've not used those particular wheels but I did get a pair of Hunt wheel last summer and I've been very pleased, both with service when purchasing and the actual wheels. I'd buy another pair of Hunts without a second thought.
     
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