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    SS Rear wheel??

    Is the SS convrsion kits for standard rear hubs any good. If not, does anyone know where I can pick up a a XT Disc SS hub with a 317 hoop??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailVictim
    Is the SS convrsion kits for standard rear hubs any good. If not, does anyone know where I can pick up a a XT Disc SS hub with a 317 hoop??
    In general, they work fine. Spacers and a bmx cog provide more chainline flexibility than the fixed width kits. As far as I know, Shimano doesn't make any SS hubs besides the DX (bmx hub w/ 110mm spacing).

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    There have been quite a few lengthy debates as to whether dedicated SS hubs are better than regular cassette hubs with spacers. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. I think most would agree that cassette hubs with spacers are a completely viable option.

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    The main advantage I see for SS specific hubs are the wider flange width making for a lateraly stiffer wheel. There does not seem any advantage tward either type of free-hub body.

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    Decided not to sell you my SS frame so I guess........

    you should go back to the gearie boards

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    There is a SS converstion kit on ebay right now. (AmericanSingleSpeed) looks pretty cool!
    Check it out

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