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    WTB Single Duty Rear Hub?

    Anyone have experience with this SS Hub? How do like it if so? Thanks

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    Yes, it is one of the smoothest I have seen with almost no cassette drag, so it spins and spins. Light for what it is, the Super Duty shell with a SS cassette, and bolt on axle. Great hub!
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    mine runs great.

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    mine spins well, the gap between pawls doesn't bother me as much as some people
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    Yes, it is one of the smoothest I have seen with almost no cassette drag, so it spins and spins. Light for what it is, the Super Duty shell with a SS cassette, and bolt on axle. Great hub!
    I agree. Wish the engagement was a little better, but I rarely notice. I would buy again.

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    Unique pattern

    Hey RussoJ,

    Just a tiny caveat. A buddy of mine has one of these and I think (not sure about this) he has had some challenges getting cogs to fit. I think it is a proprietary pattern and a "standard" cog (Surly, King) won't work - you have to get their (WTB) cog.

    Not trashing the hub, by any means. I think my friend is fine with it, but just something to look into further in terms of flexibility of gearing. I know personally it is nice to have 4 or 5 different cogs to throw on the back depending on the terrain.

    Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by theycallmeE
    Just a tiny caveat. A buddy of mine has one of these and I think (not sure about this) he has had some challenges getting cogs to fit. I think it is a proprietary pattern and a "standard" cog (Surly, King) won't work - you have to get their (WTB) cog.
    My steel 22tooth Surley cog fits just fine thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theycallmeE
    Hey RussoJ,

    Just a tiny caveat. A buddy of mine has one of these and I think (not sure about this) he has had some challenges getting cogs to fit. I think it is a proprietary pattern and a "standard" cog (Surly, King) won't work - you have to get their (WTB) cog.

    Not trashing the hub, by any means. I think my friend is fine with it, but just something to look into further in terms of flexibility of gearing. I know personally it is nice to have 4 or 5 different cogs to throw on the back depending on the terrain.

    Good luck,

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    I heard the same thing to about the freehub not excepting Surley or King ( I think they are both Shimano style splines) The on;y issue I see with getting this hub is the engagement is not really that quick from what I been reading. does your buddy have any issues with his not engaging as quick as he would like in some situations?

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    get rid of the dam free hub set up james and get a white industries freewheel

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    Jim - Swing by the shop to see my new Kings, I build them up tonight. Sweet wheels

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    QUOTE=theycallmeE]Hey RussoJ,

    Just a tiny caveat. A buddy of mine has one of these and I think (not sure about this) he has had some challenges getting cogs to fit. I think it is a proprietary pattern and a "standard" cog (Surly, King) won't work - you have to get their (WTB) cog.

    Not trashing the hub, by any means. I think my friend is fine with it, but just something to look into further in terms of flexibility of gearing. I know personally it is nice to have 4 or 5 different cogs to throw on the back depending on the terrain.

    Good luck,

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    I'd never heard that, i've only had the boone on mine though, I think there's a standard and whatnot
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    I've had WTB of course, Kick Ass, King, Redline, and Surly cogs on mine - all fit.
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    I don't think that there is anything unique to the spline pattern. Typical Shimano type stuff. I know the American Classic is fine with Surly cogs, etc. Not the exact hub, but pretty close.
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    Just turn the cog until the pattern lines up and it slides on. There's either a wide or narrow spline in the Shimano pattern, I forget which.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    My steel 22tooth Surley cog fits just fine thank you.
    Maybe my friend who told me he had trouble finding cogs that fit is just a dumb*ss . Sounds like you'll have no problems finding cogs that work.

    I don't think he has any issues with engagement - the bike goes forward just fine when he starts pedaling it. Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSRiderDave
    Jim - Swing by the shop to see my new Kings, I build them up tonight. Sweet wheels

    Be careful, you might be tempted to get some for yourself
    Yeah I just got back from a little ride today and stopped in there. Soooo tempted to just but the money down on those kings and call it good since I wont ever have to buy another set again. By the way the color you picked is sweet!!! When is the frame coming in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussoJ
    Yeah I just got back from a little ride today and stopped in there. Soooo tempted to just but the money down on those kings and call it good since I wont ever have to buy another set again. By the way the color you picked is sweet!!! When is the frame coming in?
    Early next week, I can't wait

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