Author Topic: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset  (Read 1757 times)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« on: February 02, 2020, 07:20:55 pm »
https://www.huntbikewheels.com/collections/dynamo-wheels/products/hunt-superdura-dynamo-disc-road-bike-pack-cx-wheelset-120kg-rider-weight-1939g-24deep-25wide

HK has been running these wheels on her Kinesis Tripster AT commuter/ brevet bike. The bike was built up in October 2018 and has covered well in excess of 20,000km since then, all with Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 700x40C tubeless. HK is 60kg + fairly light luggage.

A front spoke broke recently, which I replaced. Not had to true them before that.

The Al freehub body has a steel insert to stop the cassette from notching it. The cassette still notches it a little but not too badly. A second steel insert roughly opposite the first would stop it completely.

Easy to mount tubeless tyres on and seals quickly. A track pump was enough for the front but an Airshot and second round of rim tape needed for the rear.

Today I discovered a couple of cracks in the rear rim. Time to claim on Hunt’s 3 year warrantee. https://help.huntbikewheels.com/support/solutions/articles/43000456092-warranty-and-rider-weight-limits
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 10:51:18 pm »
I am sorry to be a reply guy but if you can I'd really think hard about whether you can get rid of them/refunded somehow. Hunt products are downright nasty from what I can surmise; cheap components (e.g. pillar spokes and bitex hubs) put together cheaply but with a mahoosive markup.

Malcolm of Cycle Clinic will do you a set which would be leaps and bounds better. Sapim spokes not pillar, and put together by hand here instead of rushed out by the thousand in Taiwan. From what I can tell the price is pretty much identical too. https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/collections/road-disc-brake-wheelsets/products/borg22-disc-road-cx-wheelset-front-and-rear-heavy-rider-32-spoke
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD



Ban cars.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 11:03:40 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion but I am an excellent wheelbuilder myself. If need be, I'll think about swapping in a replacement Kinlin rim down the road but Hunt look to be sorting the problem. Some of this wheelset's cost is the Son dynohub, so not entirely made from cheap components.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 06:38:53 pm »
The wheel has apparently been replaced because of the time it would take for the existing wheel to be re-rimmed by Hunt. I say apparently because the courier's photo of where the wheel was delivered wasn't taken at my address. Ho hum...
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 10:56:10 pm »
I have the feeling basically all their wheel warranties are straight swaps - their suppliers are in the Republic of China so the time to ship it there, re-rim and ship back would be pretty wild.
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD



Ban cars.

Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 11:30:02 am »
Owners of these wheels - check, clean and service your freehubs.

My gf's rear wheel lost drive so I had it apart and found the pawls were caked in muck causing them to stick down. Upon cleaning, they were quite corroded too. She got a new freehub after that.

Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 02:29:26 pm »
(Should we tell him where literally everything Planet X sell is made?)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 02:58:31 pm »
Do tell! ;D



Interestingly I was just looking at some of the lights and found they sell a few made in ROK

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/LIJOBEPT800/jobsworth-echo-pro-torch-800-lumen
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2020, 03:40:45 pm »
About to replace the sealant in HK’s Kinesis’ Hunt wheels and saw the rear wheel was a little out of true. There were cracks originating at nine of the spoke holes in the rear wheel that had been replaced for the same reason in February. I have not trued this wheel. The front wheel was fine, no cracks and still true. Time to chat with Hunt again.

Edit: a replacement rim and rim tape is heading my way shortly.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

jiberjaber

  • ... Fancy Pants \o/ ...
  • ACME S&M^2
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2020, 08:41:13 pm »
I've still not had a replacement Hunt rim for my rear wheel from last year before PBP. 12 cracks on the rim

This would be the 4th rear wheel from Hunt but I fear I have become victim to J.Laverack lack of responsiveness  ::-)
Regards,

Joergen

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2020, 09:13:53 pm »
Was it something you said? Once the three year warrantee is up, do you become persona non grata? The online chat on their website today seemed to do the needful but we are only two years (almost exactly) from purchase.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

jiberjaber

  • ... Fancy Pants \o/ ...
  • ACME S&M^2
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2020, 09:28:55 pm »
Was it something you said? Once the three year warrantee is up, do you become persona non grata? The online chat on their website today seemed to do the needful but we are only two years (almost exactly) from purchase.

I've got an email trail with Laverack (unanswered of course!) going back to Aug last year so will try Hunt direct.
Regards,

Joergen

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2020, 09:48:49 pm »
I have the feeling basically all their wheel warranties are straight swaps - their suppliers are in the Republic of China so the time to ship it there, re-rim and ship back would be pretty wild.

My rear wheel was rebuilt by them, new spokes and rim on the hub.
It had been a nightmare before that having had a couple of spokes fail at the nipple before the spoke holes cracked.
The front was fine, the front being Dyno Hubbed was built by hunt in house nor en mass where ever it is they get them done; make of that what you will.

Worth noting that on cost, I had Spa build a similar wheel (same rim, similar spokes, 105 hub) for much the same price.
I also eventually got Spa to build me a front wheel with a SON Delux and same rim and spokes, for... much the same price.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2020, 09:10:26 am »
The replacement rim will arrive in the second half of October, which is a little longer than ideal. HK is continuing to ride the wheel but keeping a close eye on it.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2020, 01:17:56 pm »
It’s positive that they are replacing them, but surprising to find failures across several people and repeated identical mode failures. I always avoided them tbh as I could buy the same parts and build myself for less, but your experience suggests poor build and over tension i suspect. The rims on the Superdura don’t appear to be Kinlin (or particularly super durable!)

 

Re: Hunt SupaDura Disc wheelset
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2020, 01:47:02 pm »
Never owned any, but I'm told they are just generic cheap hubs and rims, smothered with hype.