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Originally Posted by jnbrown
Any reason not to get a White Industries tandem hub with Ti freehub instead of steel?
It seems $30 more to save 60g is worthwhile. I know 60g isn't much, but I think $ per gram.
The only reason not to get it, is because you like a tandem bike that has 2 extra ounces of rotational weight!
I have a set of Rolf Prima Vigor Wheels with the TI freehub body.
I believe that the hub and freehub are from White Industries.
We have had this wheelset on our tandem bike since 2004. (We are M/F 295lb team that is race/performance-oriented on a 30lb tandem. We scorch the pavement and regularly keep up with and occasionally best former Olympian and US Cycling Hall of Fame tandem teams).
We have logged close to 10,000 very hilly miles on this wheelset.
The Ti freehub has NEVER had any problems. Period.
At the $ per gram ratio, it was one of the best $ I have ever spent in weight reduction.
Go for it.