Hunt Wheels Announces 2020 Mountain Athletes

Feb 16, 2020
by HuntBikeWheels  

Press Release: Hunt

2020 is set to be the biggest and most exciting year yet. The Hunt Mountain wheel range only launched in May 2018, yet we're humbled to be able to support such a variety of incredible individuals. Our established family welcomes three new members in Chloe Taylor, Matt Simmonds and Jamie Edmondson.

From National Downhill Champions to Top 20 EWS racers, full time athletes and those splitting time between commitments, we couldn't do what we do without them. Throughout the year they'll provide us with a constant stream of feedback and suggestions, to ensure we stand by our promise to provide the best products for devoted riders like you.

Matt Stuttard
"Last season I set my goals on a Top 20 overall World finish. From the word go we set out pretty well, bringing in some good consistent results, I was super happy to come away confident. Bring on 2020!"
@mattstuttard46

Chloe Taylor
"I’m really excited to be riding for Hunt and Privateer this season. I’ll be racing these products around the world on the Enduro World Series.
I’ve been training really hard this off-season to make myself fighting fit as the women’s field is so strong at the moment!
Let’s go!!!"
@chloetaylor_84





Matt Simmonds
"For 2020 I'll be taking a step away from World Cup racing to focus on my new venture ProLine MTB coaching. However I won't be completely moving away from racing, still plan to be competitive at British Downhill and Enduro races, plus other select events."
@mattsimmondsdh

Becci Skelton
"This season I have 2 main goals - First one to is to retain my National Overall DH title along with heading to some races across the channel in Europe doing a couple of IXS races and also try the EWS in France"
@becciskelly




Jamie Edmondson
"I'm excited to be taking on my first year in Elite DH, racing a full World cup program. Not only that, I'll be out at some of the European rounds of the EWS."
@jamie_edmondson

Rob Williams
"Riding the full EWS season is my main goal for the season. I've been training hard over the winter and hope to see a solid improvement in results compared to last season, with goals of top 30 stage times."
@rob_williamsmtb




Sophie Tyas
"After a break from racing, for 2019 I was back between the tape and excited to take the BC DH Cup overall. This season I am going to ride my bicycles for pure bliss - be it racing, riding or content creation."
@sophietyas

Liam Saint
"Splitting time between family and racing, my main focus will be the Pearce DH Series. Alongside racing, I'll help to develop product and work on some upcoming media projects"
@thesaint1985




Will Easey
"This year is more about having fun and creating content. Although I'll still be doing the odd Welsh enduro or National round along with a big trip to the Alps in the summer, possibly with some racing involved."
@will.easey

Chris Sutcliffe
"Last season I probably didn’t race as much as I could have, so this year I be focusing on getting some solid results at National Enduro Rounds, plus maybe some DH races as well"
@christophsutcliffe




Kerry Wilson
"Being based out in Morzine for the majority of the year, the IXS European Downhill series is my main goal. From that I'm also hoping to score enough points to be able to race a World Cup round"
@kerrywilson39

Dylan Layzell
"Having to sit out the majority of last season with injury was tough, so this year I'll be making the most and enjoying being back out on the bike. I'll be racing at a number of events and working on various media projects."
@dylanlayzell




Oli McKenna
"I stepped away from racing last season to raise my family but now I am chomping at the bit to get back racing. My main focus for this season is the British Enduro series"
@ollie_mckeeno

Dom Knight
"I'll be splitting my time between working and riding for HUNT, with the aim to produce a range of media projects throughout the year.
With another Whistler summer to look forward to, I want to continue focusing my time there, pushing my riding, the content I create and my career."
@dknight10




@hunt.mountain
@privateerbikes


32 Comments

  • 21 1
 They need to pickup someone named Mike Hunt.
  • 5 1
 Or his brother Isaac!
  • 3 1
 You forgot the other brother Noah!
  • 4 1
 And Mike's son, yorke
  • 1 0
 While we're at it, don't forget his cousin Eric Chun.
  • 1 1
 Don’t forget Mike Cox and Anita Dick.
  • 1 0
 His buddy Mike Ock deserves a spot on the team.
  • 1 0
 Ethan Hunt......should you choose to accept this mission
  • 2 0
 Mike Hunt is really itching to win!
  • 3 0
 I heard they were trying to sign Jack Makokov
  • 1 0
 Or the Romanian guy Cănt Hunt
  • 10 0
 Oli McNugget raises his family in 1 year. Got to be a world record there. He a former bog snorkeling world champ?
  • 4 0
 Anyone riding the Enduro-wide wheels, I’m considering getting a set?
The price is fairly attractive shipped to Canada.
  • 4 0
 No the enduro, but me and a mate have the trail wide and can say they are great esp for the price.
  • 5 0
 Yeah mate. I'm running a enduro wide rear wheel 36 spoke. Bullet proof and fast rolling and really stiff. Better than my e13 wheels which folded on me after 5months use.
  • 1 0
 @Rahayward: Thanks for the feedback
  • 3 0
 @Georgecookie: Good to know,
Maybe a set of Enduro wides in my future.
  • 2 0
 I've dented my Enduro wides worse in 6 month than 2 years on oem DT Swiss m1900. But for the price I can't really complain but they are a softer alloy. Hubs are ok.
  • 2 0
 @Jcolis1904: DT swiss use jedi force to create enduro rims that hold up to dh use..
  • 3 0
 I ride the trailwide 29'' on my hardtail and could not be happier, super sturdy. I wonder how can the Enduro can be even tougher.
  • 4 0
 @Fiuz: i broke a trailwide while casing it so they can be tougher. They sent me an enduro wide for free!
  • 4 1
 Have a wheelset from Hunt, and can honestly say between the honest weight and the amazing price, they kick ass! Hubs are quite a buzz though. no big deal
  • 5 2
 I have no idea who Becci Skelton is, but the border collie gets her an instagram follow.
  • 2 0
 Cheer up, Oli!!!
  • 3 4
 I hear setting up tubeless on these wheels is a real Hunt
  • 1 0
 I'm tubeless and running procore, was a bit of a Hunt but I got it in the end.
  • 11 14
 Why does is seems like everyone is chasing low end sponsorship deals even if your a squid on the bike.
  • 12 0
 Probably because people like free shit and huge athlete sponsorships don’t actually result in more hikes sold?
  • 6 0
 I didn't make the cut...Did you?
  • 12 1
 Sponsorship? I dont see that mentioned anywhere?

Did you not read this? - "Throughout the year they'll provide us with a constant stream of feedback and suggestions, to ensure we stand by our promise to provide the best products for devoted riders like you"

Its a mutually beneficial arrangement - brand supplies person with product, person supplies brand with feedback and exposes product to people they interact with, not too hard to understand, surely? If you want to, you could say some of the people above are 'influencers' as much as racers / riders (however much I dislike that term)

@sheldonuvic - People like free shit and brands like cheap advertising, which is exactly what they get if they carefully choose the people they get involved with, lots cheaper than a big WC team too like you say.
  • 3 0
 @sheldonuvic: also see "brand ambassadors"
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