Join Date: May 2011
Location: Latrobe, PA
Bikes: Trek XO1, Fuji Feather
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BMX hub for single speed road bike
Ok I don't ride BMX, but I'm looking to run a BMX hub on a singlespeed road bike. I posted the following to the singlespeed forum and haven't gotten the feedback I was looking for. Maybe you guys can help! Thanks!
I have a Fuji Feather which Iím customizing. The stock gearing was way too low for me (46/16). Right now I am running 49/16 on it and can still make it up most of the hills where I live. However, I canít get enough speed on the flats. Taking it up to a 52 would be negligible. Iíd like to switch to a cassette hub instead of the freewheel. However with my 120mm spacing, the only option seems to be a bmx hub, with 3/8Ē axle, and space it out. I donít know much about bmx hubs though. I found a couple that looked promising (G Sport, KHE) except they have drivers instead of replaceable cogs. Not sure I want to be running a 49/9!!! Iíd like maybe 11 or 12. Also I need something that is going to hold up to a lot of torque because I ride hard.
And I realize that Chris King may be my best bet, but not sure I want to shell out that kind of money right now. Just looking for other options. Thanks