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    XTR or DT Swiss Hugi

    Simply stated, which rear hub do you all find better for XC/single-track ripping? Same rim (mavic 819) on both. I ask because a friend wants to swap my Hugi for his XTR. Both have similar mileage, he just needs the standard bolt pattern for his disc. My front hub is a Cdale so its no issue for me either way in terms of matching.

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    Take that back, Hugi is built with a Mavic 819 rim. XTR is built with an XTR rim (24 spoke count I believe). The one thing I will miss is the sound of the hugi freewheeling

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    The Hugi is a better hub in almost every way.

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    Hugi.

    There ain't no better hub for performance OR sound than a Hugi.

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    For a hub comparison alone, DT. Maybe the 240 instead though.

    Some people complain about freehub failures on shimano hubs. I've used a lot of shimano hubs (Tiagra, LX, Ultegra, XT) and have never experienced this. However, shimano requires a bit more maintenance as it is non sealed bearing, and the cup and cone system is pretty sensitive to adjustment.

    That said I just bought an XT 29er wheelset because the package as a whole was really appealing (and at a good price).

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    thats good to know guys, thanks for the advice!

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