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    Info on Cannondale Hubs and Parts?

    Is there an on-line listing of all available Cannondale parts like hubs and stuff? I would like to see a comparision of the different models like the Fire, Wind, etc. Which one is best? What are the differences? Why is this stuff so hard to find?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitaccop
    Why is this stuff so hard to find?
    Cause either your dealer sucks and is lazy, or wants to sell you better stuff, or you haven't asked your dealer yet
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    Asking my dealer is an option but I prefer to use the internet for my research and information. I just think it's strange that Cannondale has a fantastic Lefty site but nothing on their other components.

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    By the way... what is the difference between the Fire and Wind hubs anyway?

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    You want to buy these hubs?

    The reason you don't find info is because Cannondale hubs are just rebranded crappy Formula hubs. They used to be made by DT but the last years, it's Formula and they are heavy, have slow freehubs and are not very durable... Basically, no one would want to brag about crappy OEM parts like these, especially Cannondale who have a reputation to make good products. These hubs are almost as bad as a Lefty is good and there is a reason why you don't see them speced on higher end models anymore, they now spec bikes with DT, Shimano and other hubs that are worlds better than the Fire and Wind hubs were. You should look somewhere else.

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    Well the reason I'm asking is because I've recently bought several wheelsets for my Rush and wife's soon to be built Jekyll. The sets are all Mavic 819's with the Omega Lefty front hub but the rear hubs are as follows:

    24 spoke DT Swiss 340
    24 spoke Cannondale Wind
    32 spoke Cannondale Fire

    The reason I'm asking is because although I know the DT Swiss is the best hub I really want the 32 spoke wheels on my Rush. I ride kind of rough rooty trails (but no jumps or drops) and my Rush is set up more like a trail bike than racer. I have a 2x9 drivetrain and 2.25 Tires on it. Also I'm running Hayes Mag brakes with 8" rotors and I don't think the 24 spoke wheels would be a good idea with those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    You want to buy these hubs?

    The reason you don't find info is because Cannondale hubs are just rebranded crappy Formula hubs. They used to be made by DT but the last years, it's Formula and they are heavy, have slow freehubs and are not very durable... Basically, no one would want to brag about crappy OEM parts like these, especially Cannondale who have a reputation to make good products. These hubs are almost as bad as a Lefty is good and there is a reason why you don't see them speced on higher end models anymore, they now spec bikes with DT, Shimano and other hubs that are worlds better than the Fire and Wind hubs were. You should look somewhere else.

    As crappy as they may be I would still like to know the difference between the Fire, Wind and Omega hubs. Or at least their Formula equivalents.

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    Yeah! Who makes the Omega front hub?

    I have asked the question a few times and no one has replied.

    My local shop refers to the shiny product catalog for questions like this. The catalog of course being short on information too.

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    Cannondale farms out the manufacturing of alot of stuf. The hubs are one. FWIW, there are no "levels" of Lefty hub, just the one. It's most likely made by FRQ Machining, Davis and Tate manufacturing, Everly Bros machine shop, or some other such thing. (All names are fictitional) Some big job shop makes them, not Chris King, Hugi, Shimano etc. Omega stuff is the top of the heap. Use whatever you like, and when it blows up, buy new stuff. Worrying about which level of OEM stuff is akin to being concerned about which box of Wheaties to buy, the one with the football player, or the tennis player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Cannondale farms out the manufacturing of alot of stuf. The hubs are one. FWIW, there are no "levels" of Lefty hub, just the one. It's most likely made by FRQ Machining, Davis and Tate manufacturing, Everly Bros machine shop, or some other such thing. (All names are fictitional) Some big job shop makes them, not Chris King, Hugi, Shimano etc. Omega stuff is the top of the heap. Use whatever you like, and when it blows up, buy new stuff. Worrying about which level of OEM stuff is akin to being concerned about which box of Wheaties to buy, the one with the football player, or the tennis player.
    I'm not worried about it I just like to know what I'm using and enjoy reading about stuff on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitaccop
    I'm not worried about it I just like to know what I'm using and enjoy reading about stuff on the internet.
    When I was looking for info on my Fire Disc rear hub, I just e-mailed Cannondale and got a very helpful response in less than a day. The only spec they wouldn't give me was weight.

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    cool.. I'll just email cannondale and ask..

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    so wht happened? i have fire hubs and i think they're great. I've used and abused them for 5 years now

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