I don't think there is any "best" hubs, there may be some "worst" hubs though like Walmart hubs, but frankly I've never had any of my kids Walmart bikes hubs fail either they just don't spin real well. The reason I say that I don't believe there is any "best" is because I've never had a hub fail, nor knew anybody who has had one fail, and they all spin forever...seemily. I think you have a hub you like due to appearance get it and not worry about it. Hubs are the most reliable bike component besides headsets, either of which rarely fail. I think way too many cyclists get their noses bent out of shape over hubs and headsets.