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    Lightweight 28h disc hubs?

    After a bit of a disaster with a Tune freehub body as below and its replacement now making some rather worrying noises I'm in need of a new rear 28h hub. My first thought had been XTR, but apparently they no longer do them in 28h. So, any recommendations for a light 28h rear disc hub which will cope with singlespeed use? i.e. not one that has a wafter thin freehub body shell. DT 190 is the only one I can seem to see, and they are a bit pricey really.


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    Not weight weenie light but White Industries ENO hubs come in 28h disc and are single speed specific. Should last a lifetime.

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    Assuming you need disc compatible, I just did a quick search and what I found is:

    DT 190 (centerlock only), DT 240s (IS6/Centerlock), Rotaz Revolution (link, eBay) (Chin Haur, makes AC and WTB hubs), Chris King's are not considered Weight Weenie, but they are a super strong hub.

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    The ENO could be alright, though I do occasionally want to use a cassette as well. The White cassette hub looks like it could be an option. The local DT importers are saying the 240s is no longer available in 28h. The Kozak seem maybe a bit too cheap to lace to Reynolds rims. King also could be an option...


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    I have been using the 28h Rotaz hubs. They spin really well, probably because the seals aren't the tighest. I built them into a race/limited use wheelset so I am not concerned about the seals keeping things super clean. Plus, they are RIDICULOUSLY easy to take apart and clean.

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    I'm enjoying my Rotaz, the "whirrring" of the multi-point engagement is actually kinda subdued... like an RC car motor noise compared to say the clack-clack-clack noise my Hope Pro2 hub makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    The local DT importers are saying the 240s is no longer available in 28h.
    According to QBP, they are in stock...only a few though.

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    mackhubs.com
    Mail him and tell him exactly what you need.
    These hubs are awesome (optic over Chris King imo) and you get nearly everything you want regarding number of holes, flanges high or low, colour, custom printing and so on.
    He is a specialist for track hubs, could be interesting for someone who look for singlespeed hubs ;-)
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    sorry for offtopic...very scary foto, how this happen?...I see the bearing outer ring - seems like bearing collapse and freehub break as a resul of it...

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    The mack's are Novatecs. The freehub body is the giveaway.

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    The freehub body is Novatec, thats right (and it's about classes more durable and established as this every year "improved" Chin Haur crap you prefer ;-). For me is a fully developed Novatec freehub body absolutely a big plus. Bearings are EZO (in standard size).
    The hubbody, caps, axles, laser-printings and anodizing are made by Mack (partly from himself) in poland (and of course the development).
    Front disc hub: 96g
    Rear disc hub: 228g
    To hold this hubs in hands and saw this incredible perfect finish, these accuracy in fitting and the smooth spinnig is pure enjoyment.
    As I say: over Chris King for me (the future will tell us more).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    The local DT importers are saying the 240s is no longer available in 28h.
    I just got some DT 240 hubs (centerlock) in 28h not more than two months ago. I don't know why they wouldn't be available.

    I would strongly recommend DT190 or 240 hubs. They are some of the lightest, most durable hubs around (240s are even used for DH, if that tells you anything), and with the new 36t ratchet upgrade, freehub engagement is acceptably fast for even the most demanding technical terrain.
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    Another Rotaz user. They've been great so far. About 200 miles into them. Built with Revos (32H) and Olympics, if I remember correctly 1255g. They were built to be a race wheel set, but I can't force myself to take them off...

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    I own a set of the 28H Rotaz ones in black and I haven't decided yet whether I want to lace them to 26" or 700C rims.

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    Hope Pro 2's come in 28 hole drilling. Not exactly weight weenie light but lighter than the ENO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by checky View Post
    The hubbody, caps, axles, laser-printings and anodizing are made by Mack (partly from himself) in poland (and of course the development).
    Front disc hub: 96g
    Rear disc hub: 228g
    To hold this hubs in hands and saw this incredible perfect finish, these accuracy in fitting and the smooth spinnig is pure enjoyment.
    As I say: over Chris King for me (the future will tell us more).
    Resurrecting old threads, three years after, how are the Mack's doing?
    I can't find a lot of feedback, I'll be building a 27.5 wheelset and the superlight disc hubs sound as a good option.
    Do you know how many POE they have, they don't have the info on their website.

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