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Old 10-23-20, 03:49 AM
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Trouble finding right hub

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to put together a new rear wheel but I can't seem to find a hub to match my criteria and I was thinking maybe someone here would know a solution. The specs are the following:
  • Single speed (for Gates drive, not fixed gear)
  • 24 hole rim
  • 135mm QR
  • Disc brakes
Any help would be appreciated
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Most single speed specific disc hubs are made for mountain bikes and thus will be drilled for 32 spokes. Finding one with a 24 spoke drilling will be rare and most likely expensive.
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I am not an engineer, but a long time bicycle mechanic and wheel builder.

For what it is worth, 24 holes and disc brake seem a bit at odds.

With fewer spokes, stopping the hub - which is what a disc brake really does, as opposed to the rim - stopping the wheel rotation,
puts a greater amount of stress on both each spoke and the hub flange itself.

The potential for failure of the flange, without an increase of hub "beefiness"(thicker flange or larger diameter with the spoke hole further from the edge)
seems to be greater.

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