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Old 04-02-19, 11:04 AM
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Offroad fixed hub suggestions

I've been riding alot of mtb trails over the past few years on various fixes. I've finally decided which is my favorite and need to build a new rear wheel. Since it's 135 spaced frame, I've been running my old geared commuter rear wheel with a bolt on disc cog flipped around. Just curious what other people are running.
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No... get a freewheel hub for 1 by.. one..
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Surly's Ultra New hub comes in a 135mm version.

You might also be able to run a track hub with a big old pile of spacers. Pretty sure the Formula hubs have long enough axles.

What chainline do you want to run?
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Holy crap! I thought I was the only one left out here. I run an Eno hub, has been bomb proof.

edit- this site is defunct but still online. They have many decent articles and might have some details about appropriate hubs. I havenít looked so I canít say. Offroad Fixed Gear Site

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Phil Wood Kiss OFF hub would be my choice if I was going fixed. If I was going single speed I would probably go with a i9 single speed hub and probably a Wolf Tooth cog. I am highly considering doing just that and build a fancier SS cross machine.
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I have used both Surly and All City (Novatec) hubs for freewheeling off road. However, I have always used a converted disk brake hub with a cog drilled with a 6-hole pattern for fixed riding off road. I have varieties built from surly and shimano hubs. This is perhaps a better solution for off road fixed gear riding because you eliminate the risk of stripping the threads on the hub. Off road gear ratios tend to be smaller then ratios used on the road and track and, theoretically, the risk of stripping the threads for the cog and/or lockring is greater. In practice, I am not sure if this is a major concern. If the cog and lockring are installed with the proper torque any traditional track hub will probably work fine.

Lots of info on converted disc hubs here...
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I have a Pug, with 4 wheels. 1- coaster brake, 2-free hub jammed for fixed, and has the disc. Used for my front wheel, the only brake. 3- single speed free hub with cog on disc side. 4- spin on cog. All wheels are off set. 2,3, and 4 are fixed.
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Profile Racing makes MTB parts (As well as BMX of course and also track/cyclocross) and I promise you they're bombproof. Customizeable hubs. Made here in Florida. People run their BMX hubs for years and years and same with their cranks and sprockets. I'm considering getting their track hubs for my bike in the future.Koala tea
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