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    Best 15mm hub???

    Well I am finally "forced" to purchase a 15mm hub since 20mm TA forks for 29er trail riding are obsolete.

    I am interested in a stiff yet light hub. What is the best one out there?

    I have a 20mm Americal Classic that is great but my SS AC is flexy compared to my other rear hubs and the 15mm AC is designed similarly so that one is out.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Hadley Front Hub 15mm Gold at Balle Racing

    Dt Swiss 240, CK all good hubs. I put more emphasis / $$ into my rear hubs.
    Last edited by keen; 09-24-2012 at 12:33 PM.

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    Nowadays every manufacturer makes a QR15 hub so pick your favorite brand. Most are also convertible between 9mm. QR15 and 20mm. My best hub may not be the same as yours.
    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

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    I would look at the new DT Swiss 240 Straight pulls. They should be available by late Oct.

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    If you want something that doesn't flex, is reasonably lightweight and is readily available..Go with a large diameter Chris King. It's the same hub shell/flange as the 20mm with their LD 15qr axle in it.

    I currently have an Easton EA70, Hope Pro 2, and both LD and SD King hubs with 15qr...I feel they are equal in the front. I ride 95% coastal New England XC trails, and run the same front tire on each, and I don't see any huge difference between all my front wheels. I'm running all Fox forks '11-13 and the front wheels all feel virtually the same to me.

    -Gabe

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen View Post
    chub thru | the Hive

    Hadley Front Hub 15mm Gold at Balle Racing

    Dt Swiss 240, CK all good hubs. I put more emphasis / $$ into my rear hubs.
    Thanks for all the advice guys. I went with the Chub XC Hub. It is a lighter version of the one you put a link for above keen.

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    I'm converting my White Industries hub over when I get my new fork. I'm stoked for it. Quick releases were designed for changing wheels out during a road race, not mountain biking in the backcountry.
    I don't know what took me so long, honestly.

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    You don't need to go too fancy and expensive. Hope Evo Hubs with Arch Ex on DT Supercomp. I've got the Stans ZTR rear hub as I like it quieter.

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    What is flexy on the AC 15mm hubs? Maybe it just that they are so lightweight compared to the others.

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