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    Novatec D811SB D812SB XC Disc Hubs 32H Extra Light - Quick Impression

    Got the Novatec D811SB D812SB XC Disc Hubs 32H Extra Light from Ebay.
    Add a FLOW 29 RIM and Captain Control 2Bliss Ready Tires.
    Home made tubeless (with floor pump)

    Only 4 rides but I'm very harpy with the setup.

    Hubs are light, look great and build quality is impressive.
    Also they don't make a loud noise.




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    how much did the wheelst end up weighing?

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    Second that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Drorl
    Got the Novatec D811SB D812SB XC Disc Hubs 32H Extra Light from Ebay.
    Add a FLOW 29 RIM and Captain Control 2Bliss Ready Tires.
    Home made tubeless (with floor pump)

    Only 4 rides but I'm very harpy with the setup.

    Hubs are light, look great and build quality is impressive.
    Also they don't make a loud noise.



    did you get real weights on the hubs?

    How many points of engagement?

    Standard off the shelf cartridge bearings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    did you get real weights on the hubs?

    How many points of engagement?

    Standard off the shelf cartridge bearings?
    The Novatec (Joytec) hubs mentioned above are 3 pawl...no mention of points of engagement but 24 point is probably a good guess. Both front and rear hubs use 6001 bearings (2 in front and 4 in the rear). Not light hubs by weight weenie standards but they work pretty good and are easy to service.

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    Well, I'm on the lookout...

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    The Novatec (Joytec) hubs mentioned above are 3 pawl...no mention of points of engagement but 24 point is probably a good guess. Both front and rear hubs use 6001 bearings (2 in front and 4 in the rear). Not light hubs by weight weenie standards but they work pretty good and are easy to service.
    for some light-ish hubs, rear under 350g with 30 point or better engagement. Front convertible to 15mm thru would be a big bonus.... and not break the bank. I would love to get a set of Hadleys, but even those are $$$. Hopes are decent, but I want more engagement and less drag in the rear. I have a set of Real hubs now, but they need attention every third ride or so to snug them back up.... kinda flexy axles, too.

    These may fit the bill if I can live with 24 point. I saw some of those taiwanese light hubs are 48 point, I think. One was a six pawl... forgot which one.

    Silver would be sweet, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    did you get real weights on the hubs?

    How many points of engagement?

    Standard off the shelf cartridge bearings?
    I have all the weights listed down at the storage were i keep the bike.
    Next time i ride i will note them and post here.

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    From the Novatec catalog

    Here is the hub description from the Novatec catalog:


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    Lots of you are riding NovaTec or Joytec made hubs, they are one of the most commonly rebranded hubs on the market.. Azonic for one

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    How do you like these hubs after all this time. Turned out good? Please let us know.
    Banshee Paradox V2
    Focus Thunder 650b tuned

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    So far so good they work just like day one

    I didn't service them yet and I will look for a YouTube video about how to do it after this winter ends.

    Also the flow rim are excellent and I am happy I didnít get anything lighter as I am doing some camping with the bike and carry extra weight.

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