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high vs low flange hubs

Old 06-11-08, 11:30 PM
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high vs low flange hubs

i've heard nothing but great things about phil wood hubs. i'm planning on building new wheels. what is the difference between the high and low flange hubs?
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Old 06-12-08, 12:34 AM
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about 20mm.

https://www.philwood.com/techmanual/h...etrackhubs.htm
https://www.philwood.com/techmanual/l...etrackhubs.htm
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Old 06-12-08, 12:37 AM
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for looks
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supposedly more "strength" when your tarcking (ie, the length of a spoke is shorter from a phil high flange hub to a deep v rim and therefore it is stronger)
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high flange look cool, but not necessarily cooler. they also add negligible lateral strength to your wheel. they also add negligible weight. the above posts essentially cover it... the difference is negligible. go with what you like best.
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Old 06-12-08, 01:33 AM
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I've been into those black Phil low flanges lately...
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Old 06-12-08, 06:24 AM
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On a high flange hub, you probably don't have to remove the cog to replace a spoke.
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Old 06-12-08, 06:26 AM
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With modern spokes and hubs, only aesthetics.
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thanks everyone.
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Old 06-12-08, 11:24 AM
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Get high flange ones.
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low flange look cooler.....
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Phil makes a great High/low flange rear hub. Now that is the best of both worlds.
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