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Old 10-07-06, 02:45 PM
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Onyx Hubs?

I'm building up a hard tail x-country bike.
Thinking of going with Mavic 717 Disc rims and XT hubs (older 756 with the 6-bolt). They are about $225 new. However, I'm also wondering about Onyx hubs as a possibility but I do not know much about them. Anyone care to shed some light on Onyx hubs? Thanks
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Old 10-08-06, 01:35 AM
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you're talking about the dt swiss onyx right? all i know is they have a really cool ratchet mechanism. iv heard they're significantly stronger than some other hubs of the same weight. i was about to built a wheelset up with onyx but...i haven't the funds. i think those hubs are ment for a heavier duty cross country, but if thats what you ride or if you're a heavy guy then they might work.
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Old 10-08-06, 10:11 AM
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The onyx is DT Swiss's low end hub line. They are probably still about 5 steps above shimanos best.

http://www.dtswiss.com/index.asp?fus...kedetail&id=11
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Old 10-09-06, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by mcoine
The onyx is DT Swiss's low end hub line. They are probably still about 5 steps above shimanos best.

http://www.dtswiss.com/index.asp?fus...kedetail&id=11

They get pretty mediocre reviews on mtbr

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/hub/
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If you want to build with DT use their 340 hubs. Should make a good start to an XC build.
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Old 10-09-06, 04:19 PM
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They've worked well for me.
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that's my build...717's laced to Onyx hubs.

You'll be very pleased with them. IMHO
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I've got about 2,000 kms on my set, not enough to really comment on longevity. They were on sale though.
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