Touring - ultegra hubs for touring?
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09-07-07, 11:09 PM
are these hubs strong enough for touring? i have 130mm road spacing so cant use the xt or lx hubs and cant afford the phil wood freehub. so is this option worthwhile?
You can probably tweak them for 135. depends a bit on materials and such. You might check to see if your frame is actually a 132.5. But assuming it isn't you can take it from the existence of 132.5s, that at least in factory form, 2.5 is nothing. Another 2.5 is not that much more. I haven't run Ultegra so I will leave that to others.
09-07-07, 11:30 PM
its definetly a road frame and not a touring frame so im pretty sure its 130mm. i have a road wheelset that i like and would like to have a 650b touring wheelset for, well, touring. so cold setting is out of the question as i will be switching wheelsets back and forth...
Should be fine. Compared to a lot of road hubs on the market, the Ultegras are pretty beefy.
09-08-07, 11:13 AM
Ultegra hubs will work fine-- even 105 or Tiagra will work fine.
09-08-07, 09:43 PM
36 spoke Ultegra hubs/Mavic Open Pro rims are THE recommended wheel combo for clydesdale bikers. I called 5 or 6 wheel builders when I was looking for strong wheels for my road bike. When I told them I was 6'1" 285lbs they all recommended Ultegra hubs . They are the strongest hubs for the money.
09-08-07, 09:48 PM
sounds good, thanks....
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