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Old 03-24-21, 04:36 PM
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I found a used Deore XT on fleabay (being sold by a community bike shop). If I win that auction, and it turns out to have decent internals, it's my hub. Otherwise, I'll use the STX parallax. I like the fact that the XT is forged, whereas the STX seems to be CNC machined.

I too was lusting after the Velo Orange Touring Hub, but it's been out of stock for a long time. I like the idea of being able to remove the cassette without tools. It does have flanges that are quite close together, though — probably because the same hub body is doing double-duty as a 130mm and a 135mm
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