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.
i just use the hope pro II hub and use spacers. works great and lasts. 294g
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.
Originally Posted by rockyuphill
Thanks for the tip, tho. THose Surly hubs do look nice, especially for only $100.
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.
WTB LaserDisc Single Duty Rear Hub 2011 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
YIKES!! 12 point engagement?!? F' that!!
I commented on SS rear hubs elsewhere:
The weight without bolts, sprocket or disc is 280 grams.
Originally Posted by Saul Lumikko
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.
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).
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.
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