Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tariffville, CT
Bikes: Tsunami Bikes
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Do you have just the freehub body (the part of the rear hub that holds the cogs)? Or do you have a cassette (the cogs themselves)? Or a whole hub?
If you're looking for a durable Campy rear hub, I'd buy the Centaur - first oversize axle... nevermind, they downgraded it for 2007. The Veloce is the same hub as the Centaur now, except for the QR. Sealed bearing hub but steel axle and nuts. Looks like Mirage is very similar. No Xenon hub. So by default, the Mirage.
If you can get a 2006 Centaur rear hub, it has aluminum stuff for spacers, better quality locknuts. Nicer than the 2007 Centaur. It may not matter for commuting but I like it better lol.
I got the '06 Veloce rear hub for a training wheel, was totally disappointed, got the Centaur, much better. Can I tell the difference? I'd like to say yes but no, I don't think so. Therefore the Mirage hub recommendation.
White bike has Veloce, green one has Centaur, same rims, slightly different spokes, same tires.
hope this helps,
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