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    Sarma hubs?

    Anybody know anything about Sarma hubs? looks like they use i9's 6 offset pawl layout for 120 poe. i'm looking for an affordable 170 hub with good engagement, and for $180 this not only fits the bill, but seems way too good to be true.
    link is here: Sarma 135/150/170/190 Hubs | Sarma USA
    why haven't i heard of these before?
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    Hell of a jump, dawg. Even though they're baggy shorts, I'm surprised that you can fit your balls into them.

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    New kids on the fat block.
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    I would like more info as well.

    Has anyone purchased from their website? Any luck?

    I can pay via PayPal @ $180 for the rear, but not sure if that includes the shipping.

    Asked about it but no reply so far...

    Chris.

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    I ordered a carbon fork price included shipping got it in 6 or 7 days.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    I got Sarma rims, no issues.

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    Have the hubs, but waiting on a frame--once I have them up and running I will report back.

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    I've got Sarma wheelset (rear hub 190 mm) 3 month ago, no issues.
    There are 4 bearings in rear hub:
    2х 6903 LLB Enduro bearing in hub shell
    2х MR17287 LLB Enduro bearing in freehub body
    I think that 170mm hub has same bearings.
    QR|Axle conversion kit included.

    krzysiekmz
    Price 180$ excluding tax & shipping

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    thats nuts. i might have to go for it. 120poe for $180 is too good to pass up.
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    Hell of a jump, dawg. Even though they're baggy shorts, I'm surprised that you can fit your balls into them.

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    Anyone change out the end caps--is there a trick to it--I can not get the quick release end caps off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orind View Post
    Anyone change out the end caps--is there a trick to it--I can not get the quick release end caps off.
    You need two 5mm hex wrenches and one 14mm hex wrench (or driver socket).
    1. use 5mm hex wrenches on both QR end caps, rotate counterclockwise (right-hand thread), and one of them will screw out with funny "crack" sound :-)
    2. use 5mm hex wrench and 14 mm hex driver socket to unscrew another end cap.

    I dont know why Sarma dont put some kind of instructions or manuals with hubs/wheelsets

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    Thank you--yes, instructions would have been nice--definitely provides a secure system for the end caps.

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    Looks like 12mm nor 14 for my hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orind View Post
    Looks like 12mm nor 14 for my hub.
    Oops, my bad Last time I've change end caps 3 month ago and dont remeber exactly 12 or 14 mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krzysiekmz View Post
    I would like more info as well.

    Has anyone purchased from their website? Any luck?

    I can pay via PayPal @ $180 for the rear, but not sure if that includes the shipping.

    Asked about it but no reply so far...

    Chris.
    Chris,
    Sarma provides free shipping around the world.
    We ship from warehouses at Michigan and Hong Kong, depends where you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PainKILLER_2K View Post
    You need two 5mm hex wrenches and one 14mm hex wrench (or driver socket).
    1. use 5mm hex wrenches on both QR end caps, rotate counterclockwise (right-hand thread), and one of them will screw out with funny "crack" sound :-)
    2. use 5mm hex wrench and 14 mm hex driver socket to unscrew another end cap.

    I dont know why Sarma dont put some kind of instructions or manuals with hubs/wheelsets
    Hi,
    I'm Dmitry from Sarma Bikes.
    We shall definitely provide those info soon.

    One note, please use hex driver 14mm for front and 12mm for rear hubs

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    OK--having troubles getting the lock ring to sit for my rear cassette--Any knowledge out there--never had this problem before--slide on cassette--goes just fine, but lock ring will not thread .

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    OK-issue resolved--looks like when I was changing end caps--and before I came here and learned they are threaded, I damaged the freehub body with a small nick to the top edge--got it repaired. I did remove the freehub body--watch out for those ratchet tabs, they do jump out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orind View Post
    OK-issue resolved--looks like when I was changing end caps--and before I came here and learned they are threaded, I damaged the freehub body with a small nick to the top edge--got it repaired. I did remove the freehub body--watch out for those ratchet tabs, they do jump out.
    Good to hear, that issue is solved.
    Just in case if you need spare parts, just let us know mail@sarmabikes.com.

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    Well--I did email--when I ordered, I received double sets of caps for the rear, but did not receive the correct endcaps to convert the front to 15mm through axle--I requested expedited shipping--email was sent yesterday AM.

    Overall I am impressed with the hubs--I always appreciate easy to service freehub bodies.

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    for anyone interested

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    Is the weight as listed on the website?

    Chris.

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    don't have a scale, when I get to a shop I'll check

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    My end caps showed up today--excellent customer service.

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    Some early feedback--only time will tell longevity, but I really am liking these hubs--so much so I hope they produce a mountain bike set.

    1. Price--went with 170 through bolt rear, 135x15 front--300 for the set--just insanely cheap (for quality).

    2. Build--While not as convenient, I like the thread on end caps (rather than just held in with friction and O-ring)--nice and secure--and all the variations you could ask for with end caps. On my borealis hubs I find over time with inserting the through axle the end caps get unseated--need to watch for it so as to not damage the o-ring.

    3. Roll down---just got done putting on the chain so I could spin this wheel and test--rolls a long time--some of the longest roll down times of any hubs I have (including I-9) and a great buzzing sound from the freehub body--not as loud as I-9 (I love the sound of I-9 and Chris King hubs---but I recognize that is a very personal taste).

    Only time will tell how they hold up, but they seem very easy to service--removing the freehub body to clean and lube is a breeze. Customer service has been very responsive and helpful.

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    When i first got my hubs the rear one sounded a little bit weird just spinning it in my hand. Now that I installed it and rode it once, there is definitely something up with it, defective from the get go. Let's see how Sarma handles it...

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