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    rear hub that is strong and sounds good under $250 ?

    Hey I'm looking on getting a rear hub instead of dropping big money on rims that I don't need yet. My cassette is 11x36 I want one that is loud and tough any suggestions would be a big help ty.

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    Hope Pro 2 Evo

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    ^ Same. Mine is too loud actually, I tried to quiet it with some heavier grease to no avail.

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    Hope

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    What they said. Hope Pro 2 Evo.

    They can be found for under $200
    Mostly a rigid SS, sometimes a geared HT

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    Thanks for tje responses

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    ha on my computer it looked like you were asking for a good hub under $25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgf101 View Post
    Hope Pro 2 Evo
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    What they said. Hope Pro 2 Evo.

    They can be found for under $200
    what them folks said!!

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    Nukeproof generator.

    Not sure how its gonna pan out on the longevity, but its decently loud (quieter than Hope, thank God) and the engagement is pretty decent. Been one mine for about a month with solid riding, if it stays alive I'll be a believer. h
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    Can the lbs re lace my spokes into a new hub? Or do I need new laces?

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    if hub flange is same diameter as old one then yeah.

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    Oh ty. That might be a problem because I have no clue what mine is.

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    no caliper or tape measure. maybe you could dig something up on the interweb

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    Giant Tracker Performance, 32hSpokesForged Steel Black, 14/15g. I hope that helps

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    Not all wheel builders will re-use spokes, even if they're the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    Not all wheel builders will re-use spokes, even if they're the same size.
    This exactly.
    I would plan on needing new spokes for the rebuild, even if the diameter of the hubs matches. I had an LBS that didn't want to reuse the rims I had for a rebuild even though they were only 2 weeks old. I ended up going to an LBS that would reuse the rims but I did need new spokes.
    Mostly a rigid SS, sometimes a geared HT

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    Thanks for the heads up guys

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    HOPE! Hands down the easiest to service and swap out axles for different rear ends.

    Oh, yea. They kinda make some noise too.

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    I got a Hope Pro 2 Evo recently and mine isn't that loud.

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    rear hub that is strong and sounds good under $250 ?

    They switched to softer pawl springs last year. They're noticeably quieter side-by-side with the older ones.
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    they also get louder as they break in. i love the pro2 evo. the new model hopes are still plenty loud

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    I'm prop just gonna this by the time I get the hub, re laced and the cost to install at the lbs ill be in this pr ice range. Stan's Flow 26" / Hope Pro 2 Evo Wheel > Components > Wheel Goods > Mountain Bike Wheels | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop - Mobile

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    Yep, that is a good deal for sure. You are right that you are going to be close to that price building your wheels up locally. I don't know if you are a big guy, but if you are, the Flow might be a little on the weak side. They are super light, but that comes at a cost to those of us over 200ish lbs.
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    Yep, was gonna suggest you just get the whole wheel. For about the price of the hub, spokes and labor it'd probably cost you more. Also, I'm a huge fan of Jenson but look at Wiggle for your hope hoops. Their Prices cannot be beat anywhere.

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