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    Framed Pub Hub hubs

    So my Novatech rear is making noises already (kind of expected) so I'm probably looking at a new rear hub. From what I read the consensus is that the DT Swiss is the best option when considering reliability, maintenance, and strength. But the hub itself is $200+.
    And I saw that I can get a complete wheel from Framed with their PubHub hub on it for less than the DT Swiss hub by itself. Or even a complete front and rear wheel set with tires for the cost of a rear DT Swiss wheel.
    So my question is how durable are the Pub Hubs? The couple threads I did find on here seems to have favorable reviews, but I thought I'd ask for more people's opinions.

    How much better would a DT Swiss Big Ride on a hand laced Mulefut be compared to a Framed Pro-X factory wheel? Would it be worth 2.5x the money?
    2017 Motobecane Sturgis NX

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    I've been running a Pub Hub Rear Hub since December of 2014. I own a Framed Alaskan Alloy and Framed Alaskan Carbon. The Alloy has 190mm rear spacing and the Carbon has 197mm rear spacing. The hub can easily be converted between either 190 or 197mm end caps.

    I've been told that my Pub Hub is a pre-production model, and I've been told that that production version are a bit quieter. I've got about 1200 miles of winter riding on the Pub Hub and it's been rock solid and haven't had a single issue.

    I also love the sound of it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dDFMZiNhYU

    I heard that Framed encountered issues with a couple of hub earlier this year due to a manufacturing issue, but I've been informed that the issue has been resolved. So you shouldn't have any issues.

    Framed has a great warranty and they stand behind the product they sell.

    For the price of a rear wheel with the Pub Hub, I'm currently debating ordering a second rear wheel so that I don't have to convert my current rear hub depending on which bike I want to ride.

    The only downfall is that the actual stock rim isn't as nice as Mulefut hoops, but if you can live with that, the actual hub has been great.
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    2015 Framed Alaskan Carbon
    2015 Framed Alaskan Alloy
    2012 Trek Superfly 100 AL Pro
    2014 Giant TCX SLR2

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    Also I have a set of Novatec hubs on my 29+ wheelset that I run on my Alaskan Alloy and they snap, crack and pop all the time.

    Framed Pub Hub hubs-1888734_10156353177165416_1497555861163109535_n.jpg

    Here's the freehub design of the Pub Hubs. They have a wicked engagement.
    Framed Pub Hub hubs-12670239_10156503516105416_8519508126167152745_n.jpg
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    2015 Framed Alaskan Carbon
    2015 Framed Alaskan Alloy
    2012 Trek Superfly 100 AL Pro
    2014 Giant TCX SLR2

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    Would you consider these hubs "Clydesdale approved"?
    2017 Motobecane Sturgis NX

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    So I've been running this rear wheel for a while now, and I love the hub. The rim though, not that impressed with it. I literally can't get a tire to sear properly without taking 30 minutes of messing around, soapy water, and lots of curse words. I wish I could just buy the hub by itself.
    2017 Motobecane Sturgis NX

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