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HUNT 35 CARBON GRAVEL X-WIDE
Gravel brings its own durability challenges, so Hunt has optimized its 35 Carbon Gravel X-Wide wheels accordingly. Hovering around the sweet spot of $1,000 and 1,500 grams, this 35mm-deep wheelset features an expanded 28-spoke-count front and rear, accommodating up to 264 pounds of rider and gear. And these wheels get Hunt’s RapidEngage six-pawl freehub, with an H_CERAMIK coating for enhanced durability. With an internal rim width of 23mm, these rims are designed to excel with 40c tires—ready for whatever the trails throw your way.
$1,029; 1,548g; huntbikewheels.com
BOYD CCC GRAVEL WHEELS
Lightweight gravel wheels need not cost an arm and a leg. Boyd’s CCC alloy wheelset offers 700c and 650b wheels that weigh in at 1,515 grams and 1,475 grams respectively and cost just $700. With 25mm wide internal rims, this is not a do everything wheelset but rather a true dedicated gravel wheelset meant for at least 30mm tires. If you want a light, bombproof set of wheels for exploring off-road, don’t look over these wheels.
$700; 1,515g (700c); 1,475g (650b); boydcycling.com