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Old 05-25-08, 12:43 AM   #1
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Which hubs: KK & Shimano M475 or Redline for utility bike?

I am choosing between two wheel sets which only differ in the hubs. The wheels are for an old unshocked mountain bike I am converting to a utility/commuter bike.

Wheel set #1 comes with a "KK disk" front hub with bolt on axle for a standard QR fork & Shimano M475 disk rear hub with QR.

Wheel set #2 is about $30 more with hubs "Redline sealed bearing, 6 bolt disc, 8/9 speed cassette, White".

For reliability and low maintenance, which is the better choice? I have another bike with the M475 hubs, so presumably I should get familiar with the M475 hub.

Searching these forums, the Net, and MTB Reviews was not helpful.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-25-08, 06:17 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with the Redline hubs that you mentioned. For all that I know they might be great.

That said, I don't think that you can go wrong with pretty much any Shimano hub. They are easy to maintain and parts are easy to find. I'm particularly high on the Shimano freehub bodies because if one does happen to die it's easy to plug in a replacement.
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