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Have you ever dreamed of helping a company to develop its next product? Sussex-based Hunt Bike Wheels is looking to recruit six product testers to help it design and develop the next generation of wheels in its range.

The company launched in 2015 but came to prominence with the wide profiled tubeless-ready wheelset it developed in partnership with Mason Cycles. It has since gone on to launch several wheelsets that tap into the increasingly popular trends for wider rims and tubeless compatibility and added carbon fibre rims to the mix.

- Review: Hunt 4Season Dura Road Wheelset

And there is much more in the pipeline, but it wants to get everyday normal riders involved in the development. Hunt understands that its is developing wheels for regular cyclists, not professional racers, so it wants to bring some onboard to get direct feedback to help make its products better. Hunt wants to develop fast, light and reliable wheels, and it wants your help.

“We found that, whilst we are all riders and have loads of product and development ideas, we have also had some amazing feedback and ideas from our customers. This feedback has already been turned into new products,” says company founder Tom Marchment.

“Whilst the request for even lighter faster wheels is no surprise hence the new Aero Light Disc wheels, suggestions like the higher spoke count and wider rim for Gravel/off road riding, but keeping the low weight, lead to the development of the 4Season Gravel Disc. We already have several more models in testing based on customer feedback. We are incredibly lucky as a wheel company to have such direct links with our customers and we want to strengthen those so we can improve this process further.”

- Review: Hunt Race Season Aero Wide wheelset

Hunt Dura Four Seasons - Rear Hub.jpg

Hunt Dura Four Seasons - Rear Hub.jpg

The Hunt OpenDev Team is open to riders of all abilities from anywhere in the world. The six successful applicants, as well as joining this small and exclusive team, will also receive a pair of Hunt wheels, a Giro Synthe helmet and a Hunt team outfit. All the company asks in return is that you ride the wheels and provide ideas and feedback on what could help to improve the product or the customer service experience of dealing with Hunt.

You can submit your application here www.huntbikewheels.com/blogs/news/86209350-hunt-open-dev-team-road-cx-gravel

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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Peowpeowpeowlasers [572 posts] 2 years ago
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Number one on my "what I want from a wheel" list is serviceability.  I want to be able to easily obtain and fit replacement parts on my wheel.  I like Hope hubs, where, once you have the cassette off, all that's required to remove the freehub is a good sharp pull on the body and it pops out.  No faffing around with specialist tools, all nice and simple.  And if anything's damaged, I just get on the phone, Hope tell me who sells a replacement bit, and I buy it.  So easy.

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alexb [163 posts] 2 years ago
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Good to see higher spoke counts accommodated, but a range with Dynamo/disc/tubeless options would be pretty unique.

 

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HuntBikeWheels [9 posts] 2 years ago
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Both great bits of feedback.

Peowpeowpeowlasers, you're right about spares and that's something we want to ensure; std replacable bearings and spoke fitment and all other parts available. Regards the freehub body removal, that's definately worth us considering.

Alexb, it just so happens that we have been discussing dynamo wheels for a while. Would you be looking at 700c or 650b?

Really appreciated and enjoy your riding,

Tom Marchment, HuntBikeWheels