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    Phil Wood or Chris King

    Going to be building up some all purpose wheels and am at a cross roads as far as hubs go. For this wheel build Shimano is not an option so dont ask why im not going to use XT hubs or some other Shimano hub. For THIS build, Phil and King are my only options . The wheels will be used for commuting and occasional loaded touring. Any opinions either way?
    In his surreal surroundings among the clouds, this was his flight! Until, he saw the master caution light.

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    I didn't vote or anything, but I don't know anybody who has spent the money to buy both for comparison, hehe. I suspect that if you just go with the, um... "cheaper" one, you're not going to be disappointed. Neither of those guys are known for making anything but purely excellent components in their respective millieus. Another one to consider is DT Swiss.
    Last edited by Alekhine; 04-19-05 at 03:43 PM.

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    Phil all the way

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    Mmmm, phil.

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    Phill.

    Go with Chris King if you'll be mountain biking, or doing cyclocross. Too much drag-but immediate pawl engagement (excellent for MTB/XC). Also the Chris Kings are noisy buggers.

    I have a set of road wheels (I picked up cheap) with CK hubs-did a metric century for fun monday&the drag is vy noticeable. And that darned "buzzz" noise...

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    I rode on a set of Kings for a while and had noticed the drag. They did loosen up after about 200 miles however.
    In his surreal surroundings among the clouds, this was his flight! Until, he saw the master caution light.

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    There is no drag as long as you keep pedaling!!!
    I feel more like I do now than when I first got here.

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    My 30 year old Phil hubs still work great.
    nice lugs baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose
    There is no drag as long as you keep pedaling!!!
    There is a bit more though (while pedaling). I'm hoping mine will lossen up as amahana1's did.

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    They will, you have to make sure that when you adjust them for the first couple of times that you dont tighten the adjusting cones too much, which is very easy to do by the way. Do exactly like King recommends to do, turn them ever so slightly, just enough to remove the play and no more and they will become silky smooth. If you give my front tire a spin while its in a stand and it will literally free spin for an hour.
    In his surreal surroundings among the clouds, this was his flight! Until, he saw the master caution light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amahana1
    If you give my front tire a spin while its in a stand and it will literally free spin for an hour.
    Ah, you must have a vacuum chamber then...
    The main force to slow a rotating wheel down is air drag, on the spokes and all along the surfaces of the tyre and any other surfaces.
    Can't imagine hub friction drag is even a significant part of the total drag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf
    Ah, you must have a vacuum chamber then...
    yes, picked it up from park, its a VC-12
    In his surreal surroundings among the clouds, this was his flight! Until, he saw the master caution light.

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