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Archetype VS The Hydra? Ridea Track hub?

Old 05-16-20, 04:48 AM
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Archetype VS The Hydra? Ridea Track hub?

Hi guys, sorry to annoy you again with my newbie doubts but you have been so helpful that I trust on you to choose new components for my bike. I need to upgrade my wheels as the generic hub of my Cinelli Tipo Pista are dying. I was thinking on getting a couple of H plus Son The Hydra + Dura Ace hubs and I can get them for 550 (595$) (mounting fees included) on my local store. However, I have found on Santafixie a H plus Son Archetype wheel set with Ridea Track hubs for 400 (431$). Are there great difference between The Hydra and Archetype? What's your opinion on Ridea Track hubs? Should I go for the 400 wheelset or save for the 500 one?
I mainly ride on the street, with an occasional fish & chips or jump.

Thanks so much in advance for your help!
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Ridea hubs are not common in the US so don't expect too much feedback on them here - however...

I had a set that I got on a bike that I bought from England that for the life of me I cannot remember what rims they came laced to outside of the fact that they also were a more European oriented brand. It wasn't too long before I decided they were narrower than I wanted and when I got replacements, I gave that wheelset to my son. The Ridea hubs worked fine as far as I was concerned and I thought they looked pretty good too, in the silver that I had. My son has been riding them for close to a year now and he rides pretty...errr...carelessly. I haven't heard a peep about them out of him yet...
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I have two sets of road wheels with Archetype rims. Extremely high quality rim - the come very round and true. The angled drilling is nice, too. The Hydra looks like a wider, disc/brakeless version and should be just as nice.
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Archetypes are great rims. I just built my 2nd set of wheels with them. Like EnzoRWD said, I'm sure the Hydra is every bit as nice.
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