Ordered a pair of Hunt 50 Carbon wide aero wheels at the end of January and they finally arrived with a few weeks delay the day before the Ras Luimni . I carefully installed my tyres and cassette and today went out for a 56KM pre race training session. When I got back the rear wheel had a buckle through almost half of its circumference. On closer inspection I notice that three left side spokes are cracking at the nipple on the rim, so the wheel is already a write off.
A sad start to my use of the wheels and I had to race the Ras Luimni with my Aero wide aluminium rear instead. We’ll see how long it takes for Hunt to send me a replacement wheel. I hope it is soon as I have races every weekend and I was hoping to have the advantage of a deeper wheel set.
If you have a pair of these, inspect the rims around the spoke nipples.
Three weeks later and the new wheel arrives with two free water bottles. Tyre and Cassette fitted. I hope this wheel is good, I missed out on using the pair properly on the first three races of the season.
Unboxing and cracked Wheel video here
Hunt 50 Carbon wide aero wheels review
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Neil has now moved up to A2 which means most of his races in the next few months will be with A1 and A2 riders. The North Tipperary Road Race was held on a 40 KM circuit starting and finishing in Cloughjordan. Three laps of this flattish circuit on a cold Sunday afternoon.
Three men went away from the bunch early and stayed away for half the race until the bunch decided to work hard to catch them. At the beginning of the third lap there was a chasing bunch including Neil that managed to close the gap.
In the end two riders came in a few seconds before the small bunch which included Neil. Neil got twelfth place, which is a good result for his first race at this level.
Conor Hennebry Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
Jamie Blanchfield Panduit Carrick Wheelers
Keith Gater Waterford Racing
Conor Kissane Killarney Cycling Club
The NTW Open Road Race A1 A2
The A3 and Junior race was won by Archie Ryan an old team mate of Neil, he rode away from the bunch to win solo. Great effort.
Watch a short clip of the A3 race passing by
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