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    Eccentric ENO SS Rear Hub

    Hey SSers,

    Was considering getting a new rear wheel built with the Eccentric ENO Hub (disc version), as I'd like a cleaner look than the spring tensioner. Is this a pretty trouble-free product, or can it be problematic? Any alternatives?

    This'll be for a disc-only bike with vertical dropouts.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I have had this hub on two different frames and put thousands of miles on it with no problems. I built up my rear disk hub with a machined rim for v brakes. You might have to get the disc caliper adaptor as well so you can adjust your caliper as you adjust the hub. I think the eno hub is a great product.

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    Cleanest conversion setup going

    Quote Originally Posted by Zasshu
    Hey SSers,

    Was considering getting a new rear wheel built with the Eccentric ENO Hub (disc version), as I'd like a cleaner look than the spring tensioner. Is this a pretty trouble-free product, or can it be problematic? Any alternatives?

    This'll be for a disc-only bike with vertical dropouts.

    Thanks in advance!
    I have the v brake style with same experience as TahoeSS.

    A guy in my lbs just put a wheel together using one on his Spec SJ HT and only needed to use part of the disc adapter. Basically ended up using the lower portion of the adapter(without the rotating portion) with some minor facing adjustment and mounted the caliper like you would using a 'post mount' brake adapter.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Thanks for the replies! Very helpful stuff.

    Before I do pull the trigger...what other option are there?

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    Pull the trigger!
    Pull the trigger!
    Pull the trigger!
    Pull the trigger!
    Pull the trigger!
    Pull the trigger!

    Seriously though, if I had the cash, I'd do exactly the same as you in an instant, maybe sooner. I have an Eccentric Eno wheel I used for my rigid Giant Yukon (non disc), but it's not suitable for my current GT Avalanche (disc, but no v brake bosses).

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    Do it.

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    There are no other super clean options out there. Tensioners or the Eno

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    do it

    Go for the ENO eccentric. I messed around with a tensioner and then tried a magic ratio only to have continued skipping problems. Had a wheel buit with the eno eccentric - set it and forget it!

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    There are no other super clean options out there. Tensioners or the Eno

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-bike
    There are no other super clean options out there. Tensioners or the Eno
    This is clean enough for me....

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    Eno

    The only ENO issue I had wasn't really an ENO issue, it was a frame issue. I ran it on a GF Paragon. The frame must have been bent or a production flaw because I couldn't get the wheel to sit square in the drops with the chain tensioned properly. Got rid of the frame and the issue went away.

    White makes great parts.

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    Thanks again, everyone!!!

    I'm gonna do it, then! I'll post pics in a few weeks once my new build is done.

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    Add to your order...

    Eno Disc adapter
    Eno FW removal tool.

    It's not a perfect product, but it's pretty good. The closest thing to a perfect product in the SS world is sliding dropouts.


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    Does anyone know what the engagement is like on this hub compared to something like a King?

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    The engagement depends on the brand of freewheel you decide to put on it. White Ind. make an 18 tooth trials freewheel with 6 pawls and 72 points of engagement, double that of their standard freewheels. Widely regarded as the best freewheels in the industry.

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    freewheel?

    what do you mean freewheel? i have king hubs and use cogs. please forgive my ignorance

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmblg
    what do you mean freewheel? i have king hubs and use cogs. please forgive my ignorance
    This is a freewheel. The ratcheting engagement mechanism is entirely within the freewheel. It is threaded on the inside and screws on the hub. Look at the right side of the hub in this picture to see the threads on the hub. The hub itself has no moving parts besides the wheel bearings. Therefore you pay less for a really good freewheel hub but you have to pay more for each gear you want to use

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