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700c touring wheels

Hi, got a pair of Hunt aero wide wheels, and intend to down extended 4 week tour. I'm 75kg and will be taking about 15-20kg payload. Tarmac but occasional gravel. Arevthese suitable/ if not, what do you experienced tourers recommend. ?
Im in the fortunate position that money isn't too much of a consideration.
Thanks for any advice.


  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 1,243
    Give Malcolm @Cycle Clinic a ring. How many spokes in the Hunt?
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,724
    Agree with AMR above. He won't advise on buying new ones if old ones suitable.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • mercia_manmercia_man Posts: 1,431
    From what I can gather, these are race wheels with 18/21 spoking. You might get away with them for your trip but I personally wouldn’t risk them for loaded touring - and I’m lighter than you. Cycle Clinic, Spa Cycles, SJS are just some of the places offering proper touring wheels with something like 32/32 spoking. Have a chat or email discussion to see what they advise. For example:
  • Thanks for your advice guys - appreciate it.
  • danxdanx Posts: 27
    According to Hunt's website you will be just about at the recommended limit. If money is not a problem get a second set of stronger wheels and tyres suited for touring.

    From Hunts website:

    All HUNT wheels models have to pass our harsh cobbled-rolling-road tests for rider weight limits, please see here for more details. 100kgs is the upper recommended rider weight limit for these wheels. Please include the weight of any luggage in your total rider weight when choosing the correct wheels. If a rider is over 90Kgs then an experienced bike mechanic should check the wheel regularly and it is advisable to use minimum 25mm tyres at max 100psi as this will reduce the fatigue on the wheelset.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    I'd always go OTT on touring wheels, tbh. Plenty of spokes, bronze nipples, decent hubs.

    Peace of mind.

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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