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    Hadley front hub XC vs DH

    Ok, guys I would really appreciate some input here from someone who has first hand knowledge with these hubs.
    I'm getting a new set of wheels built up on some hadley hubs/TL28 650b rims for my trail bike and apparently there are two types of hadley front hubs and I'm not sure which one i should get.
    I'm going to be running a 15mm front axle and I understand that both versions can be converted from qr/15mm/or 20mm, but which would have the slickest solution for 15mm?
    If I was building a DH bike or a XC bike it seems the choice would be self explanitory but I would consider my riding "heavy XC", and I dont see myself ever using 20mm or standard qr. Which hub would you get?

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    XC I've got 2 sets running 15mmQR perfect

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    The bearings are a bit different. I doubt you need the DH hub, but it is only a little more weight. And the DH can only be 15mm or 20mm, while the XC can be all three.

    Check this for a little more info

    Hadley Front Hub DH vs XC Type

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    Hadley front hub XC vs DH

    Thanks for the input. I was leaning towards the xc hub, but i had recieved sone input that the endcaps for the 15mm xc hub would not be as solid as the ones on the dh hub.

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    Hadley

    I would go with the DH, get the new revision 13.1 its lighter now. The hubs have the # stamp on hub 2013 hubs are 13.1. Hadley was able to shave some unneeded weight off all their hubs. The end caps on the DH hub screw on.

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    Hadley all the way!!

    Some picts of my Hadley rear hub with Pacenti TL28 rims. Customer service with Hadley is also the best I have ever seen. Just ordered a front dh blue 15mm. This will be lighter than CK.
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    Above, Damn son that looks good!
    When the **** did we get ice cream?

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    Thanks Dad!! Yea the anodizing quality Hadley produces is top notch. Also there free hub body is Ti and very durable. No grooves, compared to alloy.

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    The only downside to Hadley is getting Hubs when you need them. Sometimes you may wait 3-4 weeks. But it's worth the wait!!

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    Where do you guys buy those hadley hubs, not many shop has them, is balleracing almost the only one ?

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    Balle is the place to get them, best price and service Eric is a good guy !! Hadley is the best hub on the market. The newer hubs are lighter than the older ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taikuri View Post
    Where do you guys buy those hadley hubs, not many shop has them, is balleracing almost the only one ?
    If I was buying new, I would look at Balle Racing, but I would also look at Bike Bling, Tree Fort, and Universal. Not only would I check price (possible sale/discount), but availability. My emphasis would be with Balle just because I use them to figure out axle conversions for the different models (because Hadley doesn't have a site). Watch out for Bike Bling though--if not in stock, it could take a while.

    But, I have bought about 5 hubs, and all used from ebay. Only one was a problem, but it was very inexpensive and just had to replace the two shell bearings. Ebay has some new hubs too.

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    Go for Balle!

    Don't spend time on Bike Bling. Got a great offer from them, but they where not able to deliver and didn't even bother to respond to my emails.

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