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Old 02-05-08, 10:38 AM   #1
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New IRO Hubs Are Now Available In Different Colors And With Better Bearings

FYI, new IRO hubs are available in different colors and with better bearings.




http://0184e3d.netsolstores.com/inde...ROD&ProdID=102
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Old 02-05-08, 10:44 AM   #2
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I like the new design, the look a lot nicer.
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FYI, new IRO hubs are available in different colors and with better bearings.
In exchange for removing the cutouts? These hubs look like toys, they'll probably fly off the shelf at first.
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Old 02-05-08, 11:01 AM   #4
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I thought iro hubs were just rebranded formulas...but they don't look like formulas.

Just a different flange or totally different?
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i like em without cutouts, they remind me of my pro max's
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Old 02-05-08, 11:08 AM   #6
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they remind me of my pro max's
i was thinking the same thing
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Old 02-05-08, 11:09 AM   #7
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i like them
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yeah, i dig those for sure. i think i'll buy a set to lace up to some open pros, i need a new wheelset this spring.
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these appear to be Formula TH-32 hubs, which are cone/bearing hubs, rather than the sealed hubs (with the cutouts) we all know.
According to the IRO site they use stainless steel cartridge bearings.
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another alternative for hubs...nice! i prefer cartridge bearings. the silver/pewter/black ones look kinda cool.
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Old 02-05-08, 11:32 AM   #13
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The gunmetal ones would look rad with an old set of Rigidas I have laying around. I might have to actually buy something new for once.
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Old 02-05-08, 11:40 AM   #14
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so i wonder if tony would send me one of those badges. i'd totally put it on my group buy 07.
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Old 02-05-08, 11:42 AM   #15
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i think these are pretty sexy. i wish they had some white ones though. id be all over that.
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Old 02-05-08, 11:49 AM   #16
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so what you're saying is that you like the color "dingy grey"?
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i think he was talking about the gunmetal grey
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No, I think he is saying that white hubs will be "dingy gray" after street use.
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these appear to be Formula TH-32 hubs, which are cone/bearing hubs, rather than the sealed hubs (with the cutouts) we all know. i guess IRO had them fitted with cartridge bearings, which is cool. i'd buy a pair, if i had the need for any.


no I don't think so those loose ball hubs don't have the beveled flange like the sealed bearing ones. I think they are the same as the normal formula hubs just without the cutouts and printing in place of the cutouts.
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group buy?
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No, I think he is saying that white hubs will be "dingy gray" after street use.

indeed. this, coming from the kid with white cloth tape on his bullhorns.


in other news, a group buy for already-inexpensive hubs?
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indeed. this, coming from the kid with white cloth tape on his bullhorns.


in other news, a group buy for already-inexpensive hubs?
They're 100 for the pair but I only really want to spend like 97 because I have 100 exactly and I want to buy a REDBULLLLLLLL!


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Now people won't have to go out and spend too much money on phils they don't really need just to get that bling anno'd look!

I do really like the look of these hubs though, and Surlys have always been a good value for a street-use fixed hub.
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Old 02-05-08, 12:36 PM   #25
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unfortunately they still have axles long enough
to fit three sets of track ends (two if aluminum).

...or, perfect for pegs.
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