hardware looks good.
I wouldnt buy a wheel just for this.
Its solves the problem of stripped cog threads (which isn't really much of a problem) but introduces a new potential problem. The miniscule rocking back and forth of the cog can loosen the lockring. I've seen it happen. A bolt-on cog is still the best solution.
ramp angle and machining quality probably means more than the number of splines.
my splined white industries hub stays tight. i have a brake, but i almost never use it and the bike has quite a few miles on it.
Why more proprietary?????????????????
Really though, I would get behind bolt-on before this.
Meh, In many many years of riding fixed on the street, on my mtb, and on the track, I've never had a cog/lockring slip. This, much like the White Industries splined ENO system, is not really necessary or much of an improvement over the traditional cog/lockring setup.
I hope the price stays in Formula's traditional economical price range.... but otherwise looks good. I honestly would jump on these when they come out but I still have 2 wheelsets laced to phil that I still have to justify...
why cant they do the iso 6 bolt? to many standarts - afraid there are no cogs around for this hub in a few years...
The ISO 6-bolt pattern will only allow cogs as small as 16t, or 15t with special bolts. A better design would be a splined or slotted hub/cog interface with a few bolts holding it on rather than a lockring. Level is the only one doing this and it makes more sense than any of the other proprietary systems out there. No chance of slipping, stripped threads, or a lockring working loose, and the only tool it takes to change cogs is a tiny 1 inch long multi tool that fits in your jersey pocket.
but smaller than 16t wears out my chain to fast anyways. iso disc seems to be at least kind of standard where the level and charge type might disappear in a few years and the cogs cost a way more too.
Bolt on still wins I think.
hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them
i agree about the lack of need for another proprietary system... and i would trust the WI version more than this one (though part of that reason is they make awesome stuff).
other than that, it is a very sexy hub.
Maybe they should make one side splined and one side traditional screw on.
yes as in 15 and higher!!