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    Fivestar Hubs from Ben's Bikes

    anyone have these? how are they? worth the $? smooth as butter? durable as hell? or not?


    ***4 star hubs....whatever you know what im talking about

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    They look just like rebranded formulas.

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    are those the ones with hollow axles?

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    they're rebranded dimension hubs
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    Where the hell can I find these hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeage
    they're rebranded dimension hubs
    I'm told that they aren't. But I just looked at both and they sure do look alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks
    Where the hell can I find these hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeage
    they're rebranded dimension hubs
    which are just branded Novatecs
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    does anyone here own/ride any?

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    what the **** does it matter

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    the basic point is that if you search for reviews of novatec, dimension, formula, velocity, or iro hubs, you will all get the answer you are looking for, because they are all the same hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    the basic point is that if you search for reviews of novatec, dimension, formula, velocity, or iro hubs, you will all get the answer you are looking for, because they are all the same hubs.
    No they are not

    Formula = velocity, IRO, Harris
    Novatec = Nashbar, dimension, milwaukee, Soma

    but yeah, you're right about the searching
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    ah word. learn something new every day. thanks for the heads up, all these rebranded hubs get confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    No they are not

    Formula = velocity, IRO, Harris
    Novatec = Nashbar, dimension, milwaukee, Soma

    but yeah, you're right about the searching
    How's the Nashbar hub? I only see this one.

    Should I pick that up and a disk brake mount cog? Or is there a better and cheaper solution?

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    nashbar had a set of high flange hubs (obviously the same as the others mentioned). heres the front, they don't seem to have the rear anymore but for a while they were really cheap.
    Last edited by zip22; 02-16-07 at 03:47 PM.

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    Is there mid-range for hubs? Seems like it goes straight from formula to phil, unless you pull some out of a track group like miche or dura-ace

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphoria
    Is there mid-range for hubs? Seems like it goes straight from formula to phil, unless you pull some out of a track group like miche or dura-ace
    D-A's are pretty danged high end. Mid-range: I'd say Surly, Dia-compe, maybe Suzue Pro-Max, and Miche. Anything past those and you are well into the $300 hubset territory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by euphoria
    what the **** does it matter


    if you dont have anything nice to say then f*ck off

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    They don't drill any in 28h. Does anyone know where I can get a 28h rear for ~$100 that can stand up to some road time trials and rides? These look great, but only 32 and 36. Just your basic alloy hub shell with a couple of cartridge bearings thrown in

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    28h formulas are around, but hard to track down. There seem to be more built up than loose, but call around to some major shops and you might get lucky. Yellowjersey has them on their website, but it's not very up to date.
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