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Old 09-07-07, 11:09 PM   #1
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ultegra hubs for touring?

are these hubs strong enough for touring? i have 130mm road spacing so cant use the xt or lx hubs and cant afford the phil wood freehub. so is this option worthwhile?
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Old 09-07-07, 11:24 PM   #2
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You can probably tweak them for 135. depends a bit on materials and such. You might check to see if your frame is actually a 132.5. But assuming it isn't you can take it from the existence of 132.5s, that at least in factory form, 2.5 is nothing. Another 2.5 is not that much more. I haven't run Ultegra so I will leave that to others.
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Old 09-07-07, 11:30 PM   #3
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its definetly a road frame and not a touring frame so im pretty sure its 130mm. i have a road wheelset that i like and would like to have a 650b touring wheelset for, well, touring. so cold setting is out of the question as i will be switching wheelsets back and forth...
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Should be fine. Compared to a lot of road hubs on the market, the Ultegras are pretty beefy.
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Old 09-08-07, 11:13 AM   #5
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Ultegra hubs will work fine-- even 105 or Tiagra will work fine.
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Old 09-08-07, 09:43 PM   #6
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36 spoke Ultegra hubs/Mavic Open Pro rims are THE recommended wheel combo for clydesdale bikers. I called 5 or 6 wheel builders when I was looking for strong wheels for my road bike. When I told them I was 6'1" 285lbs they all recommended Ultegra hubs . They are the strongest hubs for the money.
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sounds good, thanks....
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