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Old 04-29-07, 11:28 AM
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Bah! Shimano Freehubs

OK, I broke another Shimano freehub today, I now have broken 5 of them. I have three back wheels, all with broken freehubs, 2 which I have replaced the body on and broke it again. I sware I will not buy another Shimano Freehub for as long as I live!!!!

I know there are better freehubs, but I don't want to spend the cash for a King, but I would spend around 100-200 bucks. Any suggestions!!!
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Old 04-29-07, 12:02 PM
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I've read that Hope makes good solid hubs that aren't at CK prices. Look into those.
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Old 04-29-07, 01:24 PM
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http://pricepoint.com/detail/13949-2...b-Disc-Hub.htm
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Old 04-29-07, 01:32 PM
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how do you break free hubs? Unless you have like a 11t up front and a 52 up back lol.
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Originally Posted by diff_lock2
how do you break free hubs? Unless you have like a 11t up front and a 52 up back lol.
I've seen lots of broken shimano freehubs.

To the OP, if you're breaking that many freehubs you may want to spend some cash and get a good beefy freehub intended for freeride use. DT swiss, and Chris King make some nice hubs. Spend the money now and never look back.
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Old 04-29-07, 01:43 PM
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Jenson has the Hope Pro 2 disc hubs for $75 front / $180 rear.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Disc+Hubs.aspx
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Or... Single speed! ?!
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SInglespeed, I guess I could set a singlespeed up with a 22x34 or something.

A bit more information, I ride on rough steep horse trails. I weigh 280 pounds. My bike is a Trek Liquid. The freehub breaks when I am climbing, usually a steep hill with some rocks or something. It makes a Loud Clunk and usually won't disengage. Sometimes it won't engage, either way its screwed.

Thanks for the links for the 2 hope hubs, The Bulb I think has a 3 pawl with 21 engagement points and the Pro2 has a 4 pawl with 24 engagement points.

The Hadley hub has 72 engagement points, but costs 100 more then the Hope

The Hope Hubs have steel ratcheting systems so they say.

DT Swiss has something called a star ratchet but I have no idea what that means.

So I know how to not break my hubs, I make sure I push up the really steep stuff, but its easy to forget, when my friends ride its a bit of a competetion to see who can climb the roughest stuff. Of coruse they weigh 100 less pounds then me, but I still hold my own, that is when my hub is working.

Anyway any more advise would be appreciated. though the Hope Pro2 is looking good.
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+1 Vote for a hope pro II
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