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Any actual benefits from having a Chub hub rear aside from aestetics?

Old 09-26-10, 06:48 PM
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Any actual benefits from having a Chub hub rear aside from aestetics?

Been seeing quite a few chub rear hubs rather lately on the street; is there actually any benefits for having one aside from the aesthetics of having a oversized rear hub?
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I kinda doubt it. I guess they theoretically make a stronger wheel. Not sure how that theory translates into reality.
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Yup, theoretically, the high hub flange will shorten the distance between the rim and the hub. Shorter spokes are needed to lace the rim and it should make the wheel stronger.

I just saw this over at FixedVan.

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Benefits schmenifits.



Dude, I swear Vixtors post was two cats cuddling a minute ago.
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I cant imagine the difference in durability would be much compared to a normal high flange track hub. Its going to require roughly an inch or two shorter of spokes? Its going to take more research to persuade me than just some hipster says its stronger/makes a difference.
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Dude, I swear Vixtors post was two cats cuddling a minute ago.

I did, then I realized that I linked the wrong picture.
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shorter spokes mean a stiffer wheel
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
shorter spokes mean a stiffer wheel
Theoretically but I'm not sure if it is that much of a noticeable difference really.
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Originally Posted by calbob76
Theoretically but I'm not sure if it is that much of a noticeable difference really.
maybe for the elite in fractions of seconds
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i may be getting a deep v to a chub hub sometime soon, ill let you guys know.
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Originally Posted by xkillemallx16
i may be getting a deep v to a chub hub sometime soon, ill let you guys know.
No, go for the ultimate stiffness, lace that mother' to a b43! Seriously that's what I was thinking of....
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are chubs really light or do they just look like they are.
a weight list of track parts thread would be nice..
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Originally Posted by hairnet
maybe for the elite in fractions of seconds
Judging by how much the people on this forum spend on their bikes, I'd say a good 97% are elite.
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