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    deore or xt disc hubs on a new wheel build?

    pretty much as the title says, any big benefits for the cash for a non-hardcore xc rider?
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jxq25
    pretty much as the title says, any big benefits for the cash for a non-hardcore xc rider?
    cheers
    Very little difference. The weight is basically the same. The XT has slightly better sealing. The Deores are cheaper.

    I have several sets of the Deore disc hubs. Work well.

    With either be sure to repack and adjust the bearings before you ride them.
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    I just got a pair of Deore disk hubs and noticed they didn't run too freely. They don't smooth up as they break in? Do you flush out the original grease, or just readjust the cones?

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    You can get a set of Hope / 717's for $284 at Jensonusa.com.

    Might be a bit more than you're looking to spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc
    I just got a pair of Deore disk hubs and noticed they didn't run too freely. They don't smooth up as they break in? Do you flush out the original grease, or just readjust the cones?
    Repack and adjust the bearings, as I said above. The factory "adjustment" is terrible and many hubs are rough straight out of the box. There is a bit of drag from the rubber dust caps but not much.
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    how repack?

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    I just ordered a set of XT hubs, they should be in in a week. Saw your post recommending repacking them--can you give instructions how to?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwiffle
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    I just ordered a set of XT hubs, they should be in in a week. Saw your post recommending repacking them--can you give instructions how to?
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    No. They are like any other loose-ball, cup and cone bearing hub. If you have never done it find someone that knows how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy©®™
    Very little difference. The weight is basically the same. The XT has slightly better sealing. The Deores are cheaper.

    I have several sets of the Deore disc hubs. Work well.

    With either be sure to repack and adjust the bearings before you ride them.

    thanks shiggy, much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc
    I just got a pair of Deore disk hubs and noticed they didn't run too freely. They don't smooth up as they break in? Do you flush out the original grease, or just readjust the cones?
    i just cleaned and repacked my front bearings (deore hub) after noticing that my front wheel was not running very freely at all. Everything was dirty, cleaned put it back together. Turns out i needed to adjust the cones, they were the culprit of the wheel friction. Rolling great now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy©®™
    Very little difference. The weight is basically the same. The XT has slightly better sealing. The Deores are cheaper.

    I have several sets of the Deore disc hubs. Work well.

    With either be sure to repack and adjust the bearings before you ride them.
    So Deore & XT both use loose ball bearing set-ups? Are there hubs out there using cartridge/ sealed bearings? Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    So Deore & XT both use loose ball bearing set-ups? Are there hubs out there using cartridge/ sealed bearings? Thanx

    Deore & XT, neither have cartridge/sealed bearings. As far as those that do have that option, Hope, Chris King, XTR?, just look in the product description on your favorite website store, it'll tell you.

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