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Hubs vs Hubsets

Old 08-06-08, 11:29 AM
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Hubs vs Hubsets

why is it cheaper to buy hubs seperately? for example, i can find a DA 7600 for 79 front and 89 rear, but the hubset is like 250?? and the miche hubset is like 130 to 140 but i can find them seperately for 50 front and 60 rear. any reason for this?
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Old 08-06-08, 11:55 AM
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I don't know the answer to your question, but that seems like a good thing to me because theres no reason to buy hubs in pairs. Generally the front hub that I want for a particular wheel build is not the same as the rear. For instance, I will often use a road hub in front, because they are lighter, cheaper, and just as reliable. Track front hubs are pointless.
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Old 08-06-08, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
Track front hubs are pointless.
o rly?!?1?!?!?!
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yeah it works out better that way but if you still want to match then go for it. When I built my wheels up i noticed they were that way and just purchased them separately. Im happy with my miche hubs by the way
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i'd say surly hubs, front and rear for $68 is a good way to go
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
Track front hubs are pointless.
Wow, you actually posted something correct
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Except most tracks won't allow you to ride with eye poker outers, err, quick release levers. Or so I've heard, mine's under construction
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Wow, you actually posted something correct
Geez..get over it dude. Our BF personality war was over more than a year ago.
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Old 08-06-08, 09:16 PM
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Except most tracks won't allow you to ride with eye poker outers, err, quick release levers. Or so I've heard, mine's under construction
Use a bolt-on skewer...
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what other hubs come in 28h?
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Formula hubs are available in 28h from Ben's.
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Originally Posted by kneeeerow View Post
why is it cheaper to buy hubs seperately? for example, i can find a DA 7600 for 79 front and 89 rear, but the hubset is like 250?? and the miche hubset is like 130 to 140 but i can find them seperately for 50 front and 60 rear. any reason for this?
that logic doesn't hold true for cheaper hubs / hubsets.
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