I have plenty of other questions, but I'll try to keep this thread focused on hub selection. The scenario is a fixed/ss that I want a front disc brake on and a flip-flop rear. Don't bother questioning my want for a front brake (think of me as a sissy if need be) or my choice of disc (consider it a religious belief). It'll be a waste of everyone's time. The topics are:
- Cup/cone vs. replaceable cartridge bearings
- Brands that make matching hubs meeting these criteria
(Surly is the only one I've seen so far)
- Quick release rear with chain tensioners such as
At present, I am riding a mtb with road tires and want to get something actually intended for non-mud riding. Also, I want to minimize maintenance time (an extra few bucks a year is a non-issue). Since I barely bother shifting now anyways, fixed/ss seems to be the logical choice. Any comments on the above hub questions would be awesome.