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    CHUMBA Hubs

    Information on the wheelset will be available on the website in about 2 weeks or in the meantime you can call me at 714-986-9100. Basically with the Syncros 32 rim they weight about 3.5lbs. - superlight, and come in ano blue, ano red, etc. 24 point engagement and 3 pawls.
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    Why not stick to frames instead of remarketing some taiwanese hubs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    Why not stick to frames instead of remarketing some taiwanese hubs?
    These hubs are actually lighter than stuff that is twice as expensive out there. If there wasn't value being added to the end product - we wouldn't do it - but if we can help our customers get better value and performance, than we are about it. We are actually working with the manufacturer to design increased pawl/engagement hubs;
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    Basically with the Syncros 32 rim they weight about 3.5lbs.
    the Syncros DPS 32? You're running 600g+ rims on a QR wheel?

    Or did you just type the wrong rim?

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    let me know when you come out with a higher engagement count. I need a race wheelset for my F5
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    another one looking for a race wheelset for an F5... Any chance of a 135X12 with a 20mm front? in Gold?? hehehehehehehe...

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    Poh and gold. Its all good. I know how important colors can be. PS. My pedals still havn't arrived. Ahhh. I'm going crazy. I just want to ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastbaynewb
    Poh and gold. Its all good. I know how important colors can be. PS. My pedals still havn't arrived. Ahhh. I'm going crazy. I just want to ride
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    If my freaking pedals come yes! We can get a free lunch down there too

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    What front hub options? Are they convertible between 9mm, 15mm & 20mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    the Syncros DPS 32? You're running 600g+ rims on a QR wheel?

    Or did you just type the wrong rim?
    And 3.5 lbs is about 1600 grams so something doesn't add up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Poor
    And 3.5 lbs is about 1600 grams so something doesn't add up.
    My thinking is that he meant "Syncros 32 hole rim" and didn't realize there is a model commonly referred to as "Syncros 32"


    In any case, it would be nice to know what rim is actually being laced up.

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    So, any word on what the rim is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    So, any word on what the rim is?
    Dunno... probably a DS23 or DS28... Thats whats on Ben's XCL built to the hubs... the DS23

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    LOL, typical Chumba post. Pictures and no details!
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    Meh, I'm sensing a Ellsworth trend... maybe soon they'll be producing their own rims. THe least you could do is stock MTX 29's becasue they're wayy lighter and stronger than anything else out there. They dent, yes, but I've never gotten a flat. I've gotten 6 flats on my Syncros DPS 32's...
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    The rims from the pictures look like Sun-Ringle Equalizer's

    Dunno maybe EQ 21 or 27's or maybe the 09 EQ 29's...

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    Haha, Chumba wheels fail!

    Would love to get some more info!

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    Haha .. in defense of the hubs, they are very lightweight and have use sealed catridge bearings. For the price - they are a great value - and we handbuild the wheelsets with DT Swiss double butted spokes and colored nipples. They're economical and lighter than most wheels double the price!
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    This seemed like the appropriate place to put this...

    I picked up these for a decently light build, figured some others might be interested too. My measurements only, so take it for what its worth, and use the info at your own risk.

    For anyone who's captured a set of the hubs and needs to lace them up.

    Front is around 140g
    Rear is around 290g

    And hub specs are for the MX5
    Front Hub
    100 Width
    Spoke hole 2.4
    Dia L 58.0
    Width L 20.5
    Dia R 38.0
    Width R 30.0

    Rear hub
    135 width
    Spoke hole 2.4
    Dia L 58.0
    Width L 32.5
    Dia R 45.0
    Width R 19.5

    They're measured with a calliper, but still with my fallible eyeballs so give or take a .5 mm. And to quote from Damon Richard himself...."Not a lot of precision is needed in the width dimensions. A few millimeters error in width will only lead to a fraction of a millimeter error in spoke length."

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    So Alan, are the hubs available separately?
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    Any one try the mx5 new hubs , what level hub it simielar to .

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    Bump?/\
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    Just built up a rear wheel with a Chumba hub and a DT Swiss 4.2D rim. I agree that they are pretty light and should be a good / economical race wheel set.

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