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    Good rear hub?

    Can anyone recommend a good hub for trail/ am wheelset? I'm not a fan of king hubs, i know im crazy but i just dont dig em. I have saint hubs on my dh bike and i love them, any XT hub users out there? or maybe XTR

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    I would get a hub that will accept a 10mm bolt.

    If it's convertible to 142mm that might a plus too.

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    Hope.

    Crazy strong. Light. Not King. Reliable. Can be rebuilt. Can be converted to any axle size (front or rear). And the best part... way cheaper than I9, King, Hadley.

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    Hadley 4 sure. Bullet proof and Great customer service !
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    what is it you dont like about king? the crazy anodizing? the noise? in that case hope and hadley are probably no goes either, xt's are good hubs but if you want to step it up even more xtr's or dt 240's are good understated options.

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    Industry Nine would allow you to swap axle to just about any format now. If you don't like that then Hadley is great.

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    Hope.

    Well priced, nice and loud.

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    Hope for all the reasons stated
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    Hope, unless you ride your bike outdoors. Or if you enjoy cleaning out your freehub after every wet ride.

    If you're fine with that then all you have to put up with is premature bearing failure.

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    Hadley, Hope, DT Swiss 240s, American Classic, etc.

    Any of the above will be great.
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    I'll throw my 2 cents in for Hadley's
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    I've had 2 sets of Hope Bulbs for 8-9 years now. The engagement is middle of the road on those and the newer models. I only had a problem with one of the rears,which Hope repaired at no cost after the warranty expired. One is a 20mm laced to Mavic F219, built in 2002,still going strong on the PA rocks with the orginal bearings
    Last edited by Bigrocks; 04-29-2011 at 10:53 AM.

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    I have the new gen XT's. Been 2 years and no issues other than annual rebuild. Great engagement and I haven't snapped the freehub like the first production round was known to do.
    I wouldn't go XTR's. Too pricey for a cup & cone hub. The XT CL hubs are almost as light as Hope, Hadley, etc. and better engagement than Hope. Gotta deal with vanilla colors but for the price, who cares.

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