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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-03-08, 10:50 AM   #1
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high flange hubs vd low flange hubs?

Im just wondering the differences, like is one stronger or last longer, or is there a reason one is preffered over the other?

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If you want to ride a fixed gear and be a hipster, high flange is the only way to go.
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low flange looks better.
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Im just wondering the differences, like is one stronger or last longer, or is there a reason one is preffered over the other?

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High flange is supposed to increase lateral stiffness. If you'd like some industry copy on this, check out Roval's Star hubs. They're super high flange to increase lateral stiffness so Roval could decrease the area of the wheel when looking straight on at it, decreasing drag.
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Which Is Fastarrrrrrrrrr
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