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Old 12-01-04, 10:16 AM   #1
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best hubs for hardtail dh racing???

i weigh about 220 lbs... wonder what hubs must i use to complement my sun doublewide rims? (i use a deore 555 diskhubs on my hardtail) for street/ downhill racing...
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Old 12-01-04, 10:20 AM   #2
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For me, I like the 6 bolt XT disc hubs. Other good ones are Hobe Bulbs, Hope Bigums, Chris King or Hadley.
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I've been running the 6-bolt XT hubs on my FS for several years with no problems. One of my friends though has an XT rear hub that has developed a lot of resistance in the freewheel mechanism. It's probably just dirt that has found its way into the hub.
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I really like my White Industries hub.....runs smooth, and its been ridden hard since last August. Im also running an Onyx on the back.....believe theyre made by DTswiss. If you want good hubs......go with CK.
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That was my biggest complaint with shimano. I, for some reason, destroyed freehubs. Used to go through 1 a month when I first started riding. Switch to hadley and never replaced again
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King. Or at least, I hope so. Got a rear wheel being built up at the moment....... everything I've heard about them sounds great. I'm pretty sure it'll be worth the money in the long run.
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I really like my White Industries hub.....runs smooth, and its been ridden hard since last August. Im also running an Onyx on the back.....believe theyre made by DTswiss. If you want good hubs......go with CK.
Whats the engagement on the white industries ?
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engagement?...pff ill be damned if I know, came with the bike. All I know is its a 20mm T-A...and I think its a 32spoke
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hahaa...sorry I am an egagement *****. I like lots of little teeth and tonnes of noise. haha

than again, thats a front hub, no engagement there anyways
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Yeah.....I was a bit confused on that one.
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I've got a set of disc hubs laced to some older D321 Mavic rims and these a KILL strong wheels.

Can you say titanium freehub body? I thought that you could.

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Profile BMX = good
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I have gone through the XT rear hubs really fast. It seems that the front hub is amazing but I have differing thoughts about the rear. It seems like they cant take any really heavy loads or drops.

I upgraded to some kings after the second XT and never looked back.
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Old 12-02-04, 03:20 PM   #14
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I would put a Hugi TD in the rear and a White in the front.
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