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Old 03-30-17, 06:00 PM
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Pantour Hub Suspension

Does anyone know what happened to this? I see old references to it on the web but can't find it for sale anywhere.

Seems like a great little invention, a little bit of suspension for bike that are unable to have full suspension.
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Seems like a revival of the Stewart Warner floating hub.

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From what I've read on BF and elsewhere, PanTour hubs commonly developed issues and the company no longer exists.
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I recall building folding bikes with those a few years ago. They were scary as all hell if setup incorrectly. You had to set the pads up as high and close to the tire as possible, as they would move down the braking surface as the hub moved. If the pads went past the edge of the braking surface and onto the aero profile of the rim you instantly lost the front brake.
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From what I've read on BF and elsewhere, PanTour hubs commonly developed issues and the company no longer exists.
Ditto. The front hubs were moderately successful, but the rear hubs had issues straight out of the box. That may have killed the company.
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I can't image using rim brakes on a wheel with a suspension hub. If the rotor moved with the outer, suspended, part of the hub a disc brake woulnd be so great either.

It sounds like braking would be a problem.
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Companies go out of business all the time, as trends change..

Interestingly they had a way to change the motion of the suspension to more parallel to the rim at the brake pad, to keep the pad

over the rim,

and for the disc mount they used the 4 bolt Rohloff pattern, (which is a 4 bolt MTB chain ring pattern) for the bigger hole in the center..


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