Clipless in Coeur d'Alene
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Bikes: Calfee Dragonfly S&S Tandem, Specialized Tarmac SL4 S-Works, other misc Road & MTB singles
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Choosing between CLD or CX11 White Ind hub?
I'm looking at building up a new 32h rear wheel in 135mm spacing (maybe 142mm thru axle, either way it's the same hub shell) and 11 spd compatible. This is of course for our tandem and we are a ~260lb team and do not do loaded touring. We currently have a 32h 145mm MI6 rear, but now are respacing the Calfee to 135mm.
White Industries has both the CLD (Centerlock Disc, and the CX-11 (IS 6-bolt disc) hubs. White Industries - Disc Brake Rear Hubs
Center to Flange (left) Center to Flange (right) Flange Diameter OLD
36.0mm 19.0mm 60mm 135mm
Center to Flange (left) Center to Flange (right) Flange diameter (left) Flange Diameter (right) OLD
33mm 19mm 45mm 55mm 135mm
I like the idea of having the Centerlock option (and lighter base hub weight), but questioned WI about the flange specs. WI says the CLD hub is equally strong "due to engineering around the rotor mount and we can use slightly smaller material with the CLD due to the interface which results in a lighter hub.".
FYI, in case anyone is interest... I haven't decided yet what to do with the slightly used Mi6 145mm disc hub on our current wheel. Either sell the hub by itself or the entire rear wheel. I'm thinking of just selling the hub by itself as the most straight forward and easiest to ship. PM me to discuss.
Last edited by twocicle; 01-12-15 at 05:11 PM.