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    Looking for a 14mm front hub

    Ive looked on danscomp and did some searches and i couldnt find any. All i want is a 14mm hub thats really smooth, and light. (and of course strong). What are some good ones, (with links if you can). Im going to get sunday night forks if i do find a 14mm hub.

    edit: What about the WTP Supreme Front Hub. Is it really smooth?
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    supreme wouldnt work cause its an internal axle with the hardware to fit a 3/8 in. dropout.

    for a sealed 14mm front hub, the odyssey Hazard Front will do the trick. 14mm axle, 4 sealed bearings, and its odsy, so you know its from a good company.

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    Did you seriously ask this question?

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    hey man im with him. 14mm front and back. its comforting on those big drops to know that youre front axle has a much better chance of surviving than you would with a 3/8.

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    BUT...if 14mm is that much better, how come more companies aren't offering them? I think it's a bit overkill personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stereo View Post
    BUT...if 14mm is that much better, how come more companies aren't offering them? I think it's a bit overkill personally.
    They are offering them. They are easy to find.
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    Not really.

    Most everything available is 3/8" with the exception of a few. All I'm saying is that if there was a really a demand (i.e. market) for them, all the hub companies would be offering them up. Perhaps they'll grow more popular over time. The extra weight seems unnecessary *shrugs*
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    i never said anything about being popular. cause theyre really not. most people have 3/8 cause they dont want the weight. for me, its just a personal choice. its what ive pretty much always ridden, and its always survived through the big drops ive done.

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    yeah, especially because im gonna be learning smiths and handrails and stuff like that, and i cant have a bent axle doing that stuff. As for the weight, ill just get other light parts. So what are some other smooth and strong 14mm hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
    hey man im with him. 14mm front and back. its comforting on those big drops to know that youre front axle has a much better chance of surviving than you would with a 3/8.
    This is not relavant to my point. My point was if he is serious about that question because isn't that hard to find a 14mm front hub.

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    Im gonna go with the macneil 14mm front hub in black. On danscomp it says it can only be laced 3 times. What does that mean...? Im going to buy it off albes because thats the only place that the 14mm comes in black i think.

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    3x lacing

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    This is not relavant to my point. My point was if he is serious about that question because isn't that hard to find a 14mm front hub.
    my bad. i thought you were questioning his choice of axle size. sorry


    and is your front rim 36h? cause if its not then the macneil hub wont work for you.

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    well im getting a new front rim to. and the front rim im getting is 36h.

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    well then there you go. get the macneil hub. just remember that you have to do a 3X lace pattern

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    isnt that a normal lace pattern?

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    its pretty normal in 36 h rims/hubs. i run 48h so i like to have 4x pattern instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
    i never said anything about being popular. cause theyre really not. most people have 3/8 cause they dont want the weight. for me, its just a personal choice. its what ive pretty much always ridden, and its always survived through the big drops ive done.
    It's pretty unlikely that even a 3/8th axel would break from a drop. The only thing i'd be concerned about is doing alot of double pegs and tooths and such if your a heavy guy.
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    +1 you'll lose the rest of the wheel on a drop before the axle does anything. Im only 130 lbs and ive managed to bend/break 3/8 front axles in the past. 14mm is the way to go. those that are worried about the extra weight(almost nothing), grow some muscles
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    word. find a weight room.

    and with the drops, ive always landed a little hard. im not fat at 5' 10" and 160, but i hit the ground with some force. and i dont run pegs, so i dont even consider that being a problem. lets just call it insurance.

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