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Old 04-30-06, 10:26 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-30-06, 10:29 AM   #2
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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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Old 04-30-06, 10:31 AM   #3
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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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Old 04-30-06, 11:14 AM   #7
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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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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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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
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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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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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Old 05-02-06, 02:32 PM   #12
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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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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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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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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
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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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