OK, so there's nothing wrong with the hub, but the rim is cracking by six of the spoke holes, so it's time to get parts together for a new wheel. I picked up a new Velocity Dyad rim but I'm not sure whether to re-use the LX hub or upgrade.
So, is there any functional improvement going to an XT or any other under $100 hubs out there? Is the difference between the LX and XT just cosmetic?
The wheel will be for the rear on my Cross Check that I use for commuting and general recreational riding.