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    hubs?

    i know the makes of most evey other component. but i have no clue where to look for hubs. i know chris king makes expensive hubs. and shimano makes xt hubs which are OK. but what is in between them. a nice xc hub?

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    Hope and hadley would fit nicely in between. What sets the "boutique" hubs apart beyond durability is also the engagement points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    engagement points.
    what do you mean? how the go into the fork?

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    No, the engagement inside the freehub. I would also recommend dt swiss/hugi hubs, not as pricey as kings, but very nice.

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    Oh are you looking for a front hub or rear?

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    stealth hubs have no engagement points and are instantaneous. they are pretty cool.

    http://www.trueprecision.net/c_products_mountain.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Oh are you looking for a front hub or rear?
    i am 'thinking' of putting a wheelset togather and i am trying to get some information on hubs. so i guess both front and rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rathwellm
    yah hey i dont have hubs on my bike that i know of so what exactly are they???
    Amazing, please post a pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rathwellm
    yah hey i dont have hubs on my bike that i know of so what exactly are they???
    every bike i've ever ridden has had hubs
    "Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live." -Mark Twain

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    My new Hadley's should be here by Friday. I'm ordering another set that day. Guess what kind of hubs I like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    stealth hubs have no engagement points and are instantaneous. they are pretty cool.
    And very rare - if you can find me a rear disc mtb version, let me know.


    I have a set of Hadleys with the 108 pt rear and love 'em. Ringles also have a higher than normal engagement point count and are less costly. Some people have had problems with them, but not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    And very rare - if you can find me a rear disc mtb version, let me know.
    just talked with todd and they are making brand new ones! they should be ready in about a month he said. they are improved as well.

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    Many of the mega-stout component makers make good hubs. The ones that come to mind are (you know I'll say this) SYNCROS; plus AtomLab, Bombshell, Funn, Roox, Woodman, etc. Some make 48-hole versions too, in case you want to do a real crazy wheel build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    they should be ready in about a month he said.
    Hmmm...I heard that same story over a year ago.

    My guess is it'll come out at the same time as the Chris King bottom bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    Hmmm...I heard that same story over a year ago.

    My guess is it'll come out at the same time as the Chris King bottom bracket.
    really? well todd and i are pretty close don't think he would mislead me!

    i got one for my BMX bike and it seems awesome. i have not had a chance to use it yet, just hold it in my hands. i will let you know when i get the MTB one. i am on his waiting list. have you ever actually used one? did you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    really? well todd and i are pretty close don't think he would mislead me!

    i got one for my BMX bike and it seems awesome. i have not had a chance to use it yet, just hold it in my hands. i will let you know when i get the MTB one. i am on his waiting list. have you ever actually used one? did you like it?
    I think he was trying to imply it has been a rumoured part for eons

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    Chris King... Engagment points are solid, no play before engagment. Worth the money you spend.

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    Chris King is gd...i have many but they cost like @*URWJC)#$.

    XT is actually really good when they are new and very smooth and cheap MSRP!

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    I'd go with XT too, Im running XT with my Sun Singletrack on my Fisher. Works well. King is on all my trial bikes. -

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    hugi hubs are some of the best, i have never used a ck hub, but have been told they are near the same, a little slower in engagement. but riding my hubs i can say the rear engages very quickly, front and rear spin forever, and are very easily maintained
    i recycle, i sniff my own farts, dial the wrong number hope the conversation starts.

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    I'm running xt right now. Love the hubs, but it almost seems like there are less engagement points than on the deore. I have an old ~1995ish xt hub that seems to engage much sooner too. I'd love something that is instantaneous but I looked at those stealth hubs and they are far far out of my price range for just a hub.

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