Handbuilts vs Hunts

Handbuilts...£1k plus tyres

Hunts...£832 incl free tyres...

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  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,416

    Scant info. Carbon? Disks? Rim brakes? Road? MTB? Freehub?

    What?

    Personally I'd go DT Swiss. Found them very reliable and good vfm


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.

  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750

    Prime at £675. Although I'd like to know more about the handbuilt spec.

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  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,613

    From those prices it sounds like you're looking at carbon, so my answer would be neither: better value can be had from the likes of Light Bicycle or Farsports.

  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,626

    Buy the Hunts and have them re-laced by a wheel builder for the cost of the tyres.

  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,098

    Bitex hubs, venn rims (40mm). CX rays. Ryan Builds Wheels.


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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,579
    edited February 20

    I had some lovely wheels built by Mark @ Spokesman, was a couple of years ago now, but IIRC they would have been £675, but with me speccing a lighter set of Tune hubs, it came in at £300 more.

    IIRC, they weigh something crazy like 1200g - disc brake wheels too, and clincher.

    They are lovely looking wheels, and you can discuss with any wheelbuilder presumably, what you are looking for, and what can be done to meet your budget.


    These were the first set of handbuilts I have ever ordered (I have another pair that I bought 2nd hand) and I'd definitely consider it as a strong candidate ahead of buying off the shelf.


    Prior to these, I must have bought at least half a dozen off the shelf wheelsets.

    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750

    I suspect those rims are much better than Hunts. Just a suspicion though.

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    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,098

    I've pulled the trigger on the handbuilts...red hubs, innit


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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,613

    Good lad.

  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,098

    RBW is in Bristol, I felt compelled seeing as I'm planning to move there!


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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,613

    Sometimes if it's stuff you really care about and it occupies a lot of space in your brain, it's just really nice to treat yourself to a nice thing.

    Hand built just adds that extra spice to that.