Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,639

    Budgetlight rear SS hubs?

    Is there such a thing?

    I'm going to get another set of Light-Bicycle carbon hoops for my 29er Singlespeed, to build up a new wheelset. I already own a set and I'm more than happy with them. I got them laced up to a Hugi hub in the rear and Cannondale Lefty hub up front.

    My current SS wheelset consists of a Hope Pro2 Trials/SS hub with steel freehub body. The thing is like 440g. I was hoping to get under 300g.

    So far, I know the list is basically the DT24s singlespeed ($430) or the Chris King ($$$).

    I have a DT 240s hub in another wheel I was thinking of taking apart, but that is a gearie hub, not an SS specific hub. Maybe I'll just live with the narrower flanges. I dunno...

    I was wondering... does anybody make a decent low-ish rent (Sub $200) Singlespeed specific lightweight hub? My SS frame has an EBB, so the hub can be (and I would prefer to be) a QR hub. I was hoping somebody like Circus Monkey made an SS specific hub.

    Bonus points for silver.
    Last edited by pimpbot; 03-31-2013 at 01:00 PM.

  2. #2
    ups and downs
    Reputation: rockyuphill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    13,916
    Do you need to have a freehub or could you use a threaded freewheel cog?

    Universal Cycles -- Paul Word Disc Rear Hub

    Universal Cycles -- Surly Ultra New Single Speed MTB Disc Rear Hub
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    196
    i just use the hope pro II hub and use spacers. works great and lasts. 294g

  4. #4
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,639
    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    Do you need to have a freehub or could you use a threaded freewheel cog?

    Universal Cycles -- Paul Word Disc Rear Hub

    Universal Cycles -- Surly Ultra New Single Speed MTB Disc Rear Hub
    How light is that thing? I was kinda shy-ing away from freewheel type hubs, just because you have to hang a nearly 200g freewheel on any of them, kinda negating any benefits of a light setup.

    Thanks for the tip, tho. THose Surly hubs do look nice, especially for only $100.

  5. #5
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,639
    Dang, I forgot about the WTB Laserdisc Single Duty hub. It's around 300g and $85 landed on fleabay right now. I know the Laserdisc Lite series of hubs had bearing issues, and low 16pt engagement. I wonder if things have improved at all. MIght be worth checking out.

    *edit*

    WTB LaserDisc Single Duty Rear Hub 2011 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    YIKES!! 12 point engagement?!? F' that!!

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Saul Lumikko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1,175
    I commented on SS rear hubs elsewhere:

    Quote Originally Posted by Saul Lumikko View Post
    Fixie Inc. Kick-Flip has served me well, got two of those. I can't find a fault with it and it's really affordable. I got mine at Only-Highend, Germany.

    Brown: FIXIE Inc. - Kickflip brown - ONLY HIGHEND
    Black: FIXIE Inc. - Kickflip black 32H - ONLY HIGHEND
    The weight without bolts, sprocket or disc is 280 grams.

    I previously had a Surly New SS rear hub with a BMX freewheel and the new hub with a splined sprocket feels like a brick fell off the back of my bike. Much cheaper to try out different gear ratios, too.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    268
    Stan's xtr SS hubs are light and cheap but their bearings are a weak point (but cheap to replace). I swapped mine out for a set of pro 2 wheels when I build up my 650b bike after a year of constant riding. The Hopes are far superior but for the price the Stan's are a good budget buy. I built mine up with Mavic 717 disk rims, DT Rev DB spokes & alloy nipples, a g8 SS wheel set (the Hopes have the same rim/spoke/nipple combo).

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,665
    Look at the new E13 SS hubs, they are quite nice. The Hope SS/Trials hubs is also nice, I9 as well.

    It's hard to go against a King though...

    I've found the Stans hubs not so great for SS due to the low engagement. DT Swiss with 36 pt star ratchets are about as low as I can deal with.

Similar Threads

  1. what rear hubs are noisier than others?
    By Boatracer in forum Fat Bikes
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 11-20-2012, 03:38 PM
  2. Conversion Hubs (rear)
    By C.P. in forum 29er Components
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-10-2012, 01:25 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-08-2012, 08:38 AM
  4. 6 bolt rear hubs like an XT 775?
    By LookerBob in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-17-2011, 02:13 PM
  5. QR skewers for 160-170 mm rear hubs
    By Andy FitzGibbon in forum Fat Bikes
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-24-2011, 01:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •