In Collaboration with Team Qhubeka NextHash, nine sets of Limited Edition Tour-ridden Qhubeka x HUNT 54 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelsets to be sold during the Tour de France with a 10th set to be given away as a prize for signing up to the HUNT Road mailing list.
Team Qhubeka NextHash will use wheels at the Tour de France on the final stage, on Mandela Day with all proceeds generated will be donated to the Qhubeka Foundation
HUNT Bike Wheels has today unveiled a limited edition Qhubeka x HUNT 54 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc Wheelset to be ridden on the final stage of the Tour de France. Ten sets of these exclusive wheels featuring the iconic Qhubeka logo around the rim are to be sold during the Tour, with all sale proceeds going to the South African charity.
The limited edition wheels being sold will be ridden by Team Qhubeka NextHash on the final stage into Paris on Sunday 18th July, coinciding with Mandela Day, offering riders a unique opportunity to purchase Tour-ridden equipment and, in doing so, help change lives. These limited edition wheels are now available to purchase over at huntbikewheels.com
HUNT Co-Founder Tom Marchment said of the collaboration, “HUNT was drawn to Team Qhubeka NextHash not only for their incredible level of performance and professionalism, but also the work they do in supporting the Qhubeka charity’s mission to change lives through bicycles. This project was a small way for HUNT to help further that mission by directly supporting and promoting the Qhubeka charity, while offering riders the very unique opportunity to own wheels used by pros in the 2021 Tour de France.”
Team Qhubeka NextHash will showcase the limited edition wheels at the Tour de France on Sunday 18th July, on Mandela Day – the annual international day of celebration in honour of Nelson Mandela on the day of his birthday. Mandela Day is celebrated annually by Team Qhubeka NextHash with 2021 being no different.
Anthony Fitzhenry, Founder of Qhubeka, added: “We are very pleased that Hunt Wheels have decided to activate the #QHandUp campaign of Team Qhubeka NextHash with these very special wheelsets at the Tour de France. Their partnership with the team is based on shared values and this collaboration is evidence of that. The funds raised through the auction of these wheels will help fund bicycles for people who need them. We appreciate the support from the team and the team partners.”
HUNT stepped in to partner Team Qhubeka NextHash at the end of last season, seeing the Sussex wheel brand’s first entry into the WorldTour, one which has already seen wheels winning at the highest level. The team, Africa’s first and only UCI WorldTour outfit, won three stages of the recent Giro d’Italia on three different sets of wheels, the first coming on a pair of HUNT’s hugely popular 50 Carbon Aero Disc.
The Qhubeka x HUNT 54 Aerodynamicist Carbon Disc benefits from the lightweight Aerodynamicist rim profiles exclusively engineered and wind tunnel tested by Luisa Grappone (MSc Aerospace Engineering), HUNT Engineering Manager. Paired with conventional steel spokes these Toray T700/T800 carbon-fibre tubeless-ready rims are built around 7.5 degree HUNT Sprint Disc straight-pull hubs. Full specifications of the wheels.