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Old 09-14-19, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ironwood View Post
Thanks for the link. It seems that the SON hubs are still the best. I've been using the Kasai hub and have been satisfied with it, but I'm wondering if the SON hubs are the much better to justify the cost.
I only recently became aware of Kasai hubs, they look very much like SP, thus I wonder if they are an SP that is re-badged.

I have bought two SP hubs, one in 2013 and one in 2017, both were new. And I bought a couple of used wheels with Shimano hubs from a bike charity that received them from a manufacturer. I do not see any reason to buy the higher cost SON based on my experience.
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