Hunt Wheels is the wheel supplier to the Staff Coop-Hitec Merchandise UCI Continental ladies’s workforce, which relies in Stavanger, Norway. The workforce has a wildcard invitation to the 2023 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, which begins in Clermont Ferrand subsequent Sunday, the day the boys’s Tour ends.
To have a good time the workforce’s inclusion within the ladies’s Tour, Hunt is producing a particular version of its Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc wheelset with customized graphics commemorating the workforce’s choice. The graphics show the beginning and end cities for every of the eight levels of the race in addition to the stage size throughout the wheel’s carbon fibre rim.
Alongside the workforce, you may personal a brand new set of the wheels, which can be accessible on the market in the beginning of the Tour de France Femmes on 23 July.
One other ten pairs of wheelsets that can have been ridden in the course of the race and hand signed by the workforce will even be accessible to buy after the Tour ends in Pau on the thirtieth of July. Hunt says that each one proceeds from the sale of those particular Tour-ridden wheels can be given again to the workforce, to permit it to fund additional rider growth and racing.
Staff Coop-Hitec Merchandise has a profitable document of creating ladies’s biking expertise, with Lidl-Trek’s Elisa Longo Borghini and retired riders Kirsten Wild and Lisa Brennauer all having ridden for the workforce previously. The workforce additionally signed former Olympic MTB Champion, Jenny Rissveds lately.
The workforce had been with out a wheel sponsor for a couple of seasons earlier than Hunt stepped in in the beginning of 2022. Crediting Hunt’s partnership with reinvigorating its racing, because of the ultra-wide 29mm exterior, 20mm inside, and 44mm deep Aerodynamicist wheels.
Karl Lima, Staff Supervisor of Staff COOP-Hitec Merchandise, added: “This yr’s invitation to the Tour de France Femmes was an enormous constructive injection for the workforce. It confirms our progress within the final 2 seasons, and it’s a reward for us lacking out marginally on an invite in 2022. We’re eager to indicate that the invitation/participation shouldn’t be the aim, however a profitable efficiency within the race is the primary purpose!”
“There isn’t a doubt that the arrival of Hunt Wheels as a sponsor final yr was our lacking half within the puzzle, their dedication, service and high quality have amazed us in our workforce. We now have gone 2-3 seasons with out a correct wheel sponsor and it was a bit like enjoying soccer within the premier league on slippers. The large change in outcomes from 2021 to 2022 speaks volumes. We’re extraordinarily grateful to Hunt Wheels thus far!” she mentioned.
Regardless of the rim’s dimensions, the claimed wheelset weight is simply 1446g, because of a patented development approach which bonds a lower-density polymer to the within of the structural carbon matrix. The Staff Version wheels embody CeramicSpeed low-friction ceramic bearings and there’s a 7.5 diploma engagement freehub.
The wheels use chrome steel Pillar XTRA triple-butted, aero spokes. While the edges are made utilizing Toray T700/T800 carbon fibre.
If you wish to get your fingers on the particular version Staff Version Hunt 44 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc wheelset, it’s accessible to buy on Hunt’s website, priced at £1249, $1549 or €1549.