Hunt Wheels are launching an Open Development Program. They have partnered with Giro to offer their iconic Synthe helmets, as well as team clothing by Mobel and wheels of course, to six riders in return for feedback and product suggestions. Applications are open to anyone who rides road, cyclo-cross or gravel from any country in the world. Hunt point out that being fast is not a factor in their team member selection process, instead your willingness to provide good feedback and ideas is what they are looking for. There is promise on the Hunt website of an MTB option in the future too.
Applications are open now at www.HuntBikeWheels.com/OpenDev and close on the 15th February with the team announced mid March.
“Last year Josh Ibbett, our Hunt Brand Manager, made a gargantuan effort to complete 2600 miles in under 10 days and win the epic 2015 Transcontinental Race. Like Josh we all need to push our riding limits, gain exciting new experiences, explore places by bike we thought we wouldn’t and achieve feats that seemed impossible. We’ve always done things a bit differently here at Hunt and OpenDev is an important new stage in our research and development process. OpenDev allows us to expand our work with riders, discuss and enhance our product ideas and keep moving forwards. OpenDev will help us provide our customers with the lightweight fast wheels they need for their riding styles of today and tomorrow.”