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    2012 havens - are the hub issues resolved yet?

    I've heard there was a revision that resolved the hub bearing issues for 2012. Any truth to that? Are people still having issues with the 2012? They are tempting but the hub issues are a deal breaker. Thanks

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    I have the most recent hub guts. I bought my carbon Haven's used, been on them since August. I needed new axles to fit my bike... Easton sold me everything but the freehub body and it was under $25 or so. Make sure you talk to the wheel specialist if/when you call...

    The front hub is great- my only complaint is that you need the right pin spanner to adjust it. But it's held adjustment since day #1 and I like that it's both 15 and 20mm compatible.

    Overall the rear hub is good enough, but not great.
    -1 point for no stock 10x135 axle offerring... but it's very east to make one, just drill out the 135 QR end caps.
    The hub has not come loose or out of adjustment on me. However there is a very small amount of play in the rear hub that seems impossible to tune out, even with excessive preload. It is such a small amount it's really not a big deal..like 1mm at the rim.

    The rims are incredible, ride is top notch, first downhill I was amazed by the stiffness in corners and on off-camber sections. Tubeless works great. No issues otherwise. Would I suggest them? I think it comes down to price...especially with the rovals and reynolds carbon wheels getting cheaper. If the price is right I would go for them.

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    Had mine a year now, still holding up as far as the rims. The rear hubs do need attention during breakin and still some even after that. Get a 20mm and it takes about 3 seconds after a ride, with the wheel on the bike. Take this a gain of salt, I think first generation had right hand thread preload nut, 2nd gen has left hand. And I heard you can ask for a preload nut with a different pitch from Easton that doesn't come loose. But obviously takes more effort to adjust....I agree you really can't take all the play out without affecting the bearings.
    ..... But what did Duvall say to Tom cruise..."Loose is fast"..... Something else to think about is Easton hasn't released their xd driver body yet. And I've heard 50/50 on which hubs if they come out will work with. Hey for the right price you can't beat them.... Money no problem you would probably go for Enves.... Good luck

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    Thanks guys, I pulled the trigger on 2012 carbons for $1520. Can't wait.

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