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Are Phils the best SS Cyclocross hubs you can buy?

Old 02-12-05, 09:49 PM
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Are Phils the best SS Cyclocross hubs you can buy?

I have a De Bernardi track bike for the streets but it's a bit hairy on bike paths with crushed lime stone and the like, thus I'm interested in a SS Cross check for that duty. I just aced some Suzue hubs on my track bike and want something a little more "heavy duty" regardless of weight for the Cross Check. Are 135' Phil Woods hubs up to the task?
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I have ridden on several sets of Phil Hubs, IMO totally bomb proof. They are built like tanks so they arent the lightest hubs but they are very well built and strong. King hubs arent so shabby either.
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I've been riding a Novatec SS freewheel MTB hub (similar to, but MUCH cheaper than a King) on my CrossCheck commuter for a couple of years now. I haven't babied it on crappy L.A. roads, as well as the half mile of dirt fire road that is my driveway. It's running smooth as ever. I dig it 'cause it's easy to change between the several cogs I bought with it and the chain line is adjustable. If I remember correctly, the hub was about a hundred bucks with an 18 tooth cog. It's not as fancy as the King, but it's the next best thing and the price of admission isn't too high.

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