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    I might have missed this somewhere in the thread but can someone post what a 29" wheelset weight, using these hubs, came to?
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    Spank Oozy 295 29er rim: 495g
    BHS MTB 270 12x142 hub: 279g
    32 Sapim Laser spokes & brass Polyax nipples: 190g

    964g

    LB Hookess XC 27mm (22mm internal) carbon 29er rim: 365g
    BHS MTB 270 12x142 hub: 279g
    32 Sapim Laser spokes & brass Polyax nipples: 190g

    834g

    Frequency i23 rim: 532g
    BHS MTB 270 12x142 hub: 279g
    32 Sapim Laser spokes & brass Polyax nipples: 190g

    1001g

    EDIT: FWIW Sapim Laser spokes are comparable to DT Revolution
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    Using Sapim Race (DT Competition) spokes will add around 75-100g to the wheel weight.
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    Still going.
    Plenty of wet here in Colorado and these hubs are not having any issues.
    In fact, they are now a non-event. Just another part of a bike that works w/o me thinking or worrying about them.
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    WTB KOM i23/BHS 15mm TA hub front - 885g
    WTB KOM i23/BHS 142x12 TA hub rear - 950g

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Spank Oozy 295 29er rim: 495g
    BHS MTB 270 12x142 hub: 279g
    32 Sapim Laser spokes & brass Polyax nipples: 190g

    964g

    LB Hookess XC 27mm (22mm internal) carbon 29er rim: 365g
    BHS MTB 270 12x142 hub: 279g
    32 Sapim Laser spokes & brass Polyax nipples: 190g

    834g

    Frequency i23 rim: 532g
    BHS MTB 270 12x142 hub: 279g
    32 Sapim Laser spokes & brass Polyax nipples: 190g

    1001g

    EDIT: FWIW Sapim Laser spokes are comparable to DT Revolution
    Thanks a bunch. I'm currently running F i23s on another bike and really like that rim and wondered what a weight would be with DT Rev spokes and the MTB270 hub. I guessed at about an 1800g wheelset weight and it looks to be pretty close to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    Thanks a bunch. I'm currently running F i23s on another bike and really like that rim and wondered what a weight would be with DT Rev spokes and the MTB270 hub. I guessed at about an 1800g wheelset weight and it looks to be pretty close to that.
    DT 350 15mm front hub is ~ 171g

    32 Sapim Laser spokes & brass Polyax nipples: 190g
    Frequency i23 rim: 532g

    Front i23 29 wheel: 893g + 1001g = 1893g

    You could save some weight with a lighter front hub. You could also save a few more grams will alloy nipples, but brass nipples are worth their weight for a custom wheel build and (IMO) it's not worth the hassle of going to alloy
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    I used a Novatec 771 front hub, weighed in at 139gm for a15mm TA. My rear has the MTB270, Sapim Race, Derby 35mm XC and weighs 960 with tape and valve stem
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    All good suggestions. Yea, I could go lighter on the front hub but I'd stick with brass nipples. Even considering the KOM 23mm rims. About a $20 upcharge/wheel and 100g in weight savings.
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    KOM front, Freq rear is good combo.

    Or Spank Oozy 295 front/rear. (25mm internal)

    Or KOM i25 front, Oozy 295 rear (for lightest and widest).
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    I'm a fan of brass nipples with lighter aluminum rims, which are likely to need some tweaking after a few good bashes. With the stiffer carbon rims, which by nature can't take a permanent bend, I don't see alloy nipples as having any significant downsides. I'm also comfortable running fewer spokes with the stiff rims. I weigh 185+ and went 28h front and rear with my LB 38mm hoops.

    Back OT: I've just got about 200 miles of trail on my MTB270/180 set, but I love them so far. No question I'd buy them again. BHS has been great too.

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    Carbon & alloy nipples = no no (galvanic corrosion)

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    carbon and alloy nipples = no problem if using quality anodized alloy nipples.

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    Just got mine. 142x12 and 15mm front. Look nice; just need rims to arrive.

    Agree they feel stiff (and likely a tad loud). I'll put a few drops of oil in and hope they loosen up / quiet down w/use.

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    Just got the hub in the mail yesterday. It seems really stiff, wonder if it needs to break in or if I need to adjust something. It's a very quiet hub, which I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfo423 View Post
    Just got mine. 142x12 and 15mm front. Look nice; just need rims to arrive.

    Agree they feel stiff (and likely a tad loud). I'll put a few drops of oil in and hope they loosen up / quiet down w/use.
    Can you post up a pic of them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    Can you post up a pic of them?
    Below.
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    Thanks
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    What freehubs you guys using? there is the Sram XX1 and the Shimano 10/11? Whats the difference? Does it matter?

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    nm xx1 is a single speed

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    Huh?

    XX1 is an XD driver for SRAM 1x drivetrain a
    Shimano 9/10 is a standard MTB cassette free hub (also compatible with SRAM 9/10)

    Shimano 10/11 is road cassette freehub
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Huh?

    XX1 is an XD driver for SRAM 1x drivetrain a
    Shimano 9/10 is a standard MTB cassette free hub (also compatible with SRAM 9/10)

    Shimano 10/11 is road cassette freehub
    Just ordered a MTB270 hub with the Shimano 10/11.

    When you checkout the only two options are the Sram XX1 and Shimano 10/11.

    I dont have a single speed, so I got the 10/11.

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    XX1 isn't single speed. It's 11

    (Or possibly 7 if you're DH)
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    Shimano 10/11 is actually shimano 8/9/10/11. It will come with a spacer to use with anything less than 11 speed road. It will fit any cassette from shimano or sram other than 11s mountain (sram). The reason for 11s road compatibility is for road/cx disc bikes. Most new shimano compatible hubs for mountain or road will be 11s compatible due to being backwards compatible for 8/9/10s by using the spacer. SRAM XD driver is a horse of a different color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy13 View Post
    Shimano 10/11 is actually shimano 8/9/10/11. It will come with a spacer to use with anything less than 11 speed road. It will fit any cassette from shimano or sram other than 11s mountain (sram). The reason for 11s road compatibility is for road/cx disc bikes. Most new shimano compatible hubs for mountain or road will be 11s compatible due to being backwards compatible for 8/9/10s by using the spacer. SRAM XD driver is a horse of a different color.
    So if I'm going to use a run-of-the-mill Shimano XT 11/36 MTB cassette I would leave that spacer on the freehub?
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    Weird. They used to offer 3 options, the 3rd being road

    Here's the description of the last "regular" hub that I bought

    "MTB270 - QR Axle - 32 Holes - Black - Shimano 8/9/10"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    So if I'm going to use a run-of-the-mill Shimano XT 11/36 MTB cassette I would leave that spacer on the freehub?
    Yes.
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    Looks like you can save some cash on some 180/270 hubs now if you're willing to put up with the Bitex logo and you like red or black. Also looks like to can get the F and R configured any way you please.

    MTB180 / MTB270 Hubset with Bitex Logo - 20% off!
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    I just did my first ride yesterday on a wheelset based on a set of BHS hubs. The specs are stans flow ex, DT Swiss comps, AL nipples and BHS hubs setup with 15mm front and 142x12 rear. Overall I'm really pleased with them. The engagement is great and they aren't at all loud. It feels like there is a little bit of resistance to them but I'm willing to bet it goes away as they break in. Overall very happy with this wheelset considering I've got 450 total into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    XX1 isn't single speed. It's 11

    (Or possibly 7 if you're DH)
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy13 View Post
    Shimano 10/11 is actually shimano 8/9/10/11. It will come with a spacer to use with anything less than 11 speed road. It will fit any cassette from shimano or sram other than 11s mountain (sram). The reason for 11s road compatibility is for road/cx disc bikes. Most new shimano compatible hubs for mountain or road will be 11s compatible due to being backwards compatible for 8/9/10s by using the spacer. SRAM XD driver is a horse of a different color.
    Well interesting, I could have sworn I saw the XX1 was single speed. So I am running a 10spd cassette, with the Shimano work then, or should have gotten the XX1? It only gave me those two options.

    The shimano one will be here tomorrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregers05 View Post
    Well interesting, I could have sworn I saw the XX1 was single speed...
    Youre probably confusing it with "one by" with a single chainring. But the xd driver can be used with double or triple chainring just as easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Weird. They used to offer 3 options, the 3rd being road.
    "Road" would generally refer to 130mm OLD and QR axle. All bets are off these days, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregers05 View Post
    Well interesting, I could have sworn I saw the XX1 was single speed. So I am running a 10spd cassette, with the Shimano work then, or should have gotten the XX1? It only gave me those two options.

    The shimano one will be here tomorrow...
    You selected the correct freehub. An XX1 freehub (or 'XD Driver' as it's also called) supports 11 speed cassettes for those who are running 1x11 setups. 8, 9, and 10 speed cassettes fit on a standard Shimano 9/10 speed freehub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    You selected the correct freehub. An XX1 freehub (or 'XD Driver' as it's also called) supports 11 speed cassettes for those who are running 1x11 setups. 8, 9, and 10 speed cassettes fit on a standard Shimano 9/10 speed freehub.
    Cool. Thanks.


    Actually got the hub in yesterday. Ordered Friday around lunch time and was waiting for me on Monday when I got home from work. Super quick shipping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    Looks like you can save some cash on some 180/270 hubs now if you're willing to put up with the Bitex logo and you like red or black. Also looks like to can get the F and R configured any way you please.

    MTB180 / MTB270 Hubset with Bitex Logo - 20% off!
    x2.
    Picked up a set a couple of days ago and they already arrived, look and feel great.
    Do they come apart fairly easy? I'd like to see how well the hubs are lubed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by upstateSC-rider View Post
    x2.
    Picked up a set a couple of days ago and they already arrived, look and feel great.
    Do they come apart fairly easy? I'd like to see how well the hubs are lubed?
    They do come apart easily.
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    Months and plenty of miles later...
    And things are great.
    No play in either hubs, no real increase or decrease in noise. The noise is just fine, not too loud. Maybe a shade quieter than the 240s I'm using elsewhere. Maybe.

    Not sure what my next build will be but it'll have BHS hubs.
    There is NO reason not to use them. Unless you need to noise of a Hope, or the Bling of a King, or the admiration of riders you don't chose to ride w/.

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    The only 'negative (?)' thing I've noticed with high engagement hubs, is when you land, the rear wheel makes a 'clunk' noise as the pawls engage (presumably from movement at the pedals as your landing).

    I think I remember hearing that DH guys run really low POE hubs? Maybe that was to reduce drag? Or maybe to allow for more slop in the pedals when landing?

    Dunno.

    Still happy with my hubs. I have two rear wheels built up and have recently swapped the freehubs/cassettes back and forth between the two. (one is 11 spd, XD other is 10spd Shimano). It's about a 3 minute job.
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    Does anyone know what length spokes I would need with these Bitex hubs and Frequency i23 29" rims?

    Trying to put together a killer value wheelset but don't know what spokes to use (DT comp?) or what length I need. 173lb rider, XC/trail singletrack.


    OP thanks for starting this thread and reporting back on how they've held up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerz_subbie View Post
    Does anyone know what length spokes I would need with these Bitex hubs and Frequency i23 29" rims?

    Trying to put together a killer value wheelset but don't know what spokes to use (DT comp?) or what length I need. 173lb rider, XC/trail singletrack.


    OP thanks for starting this thread and reporting back on how they've held up!
    EDIT: Check your PM's
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    Thanks for the info! I think I figured out the DT swiss calculator. It's telling me rounded F l/r 290/293, R l/r 291/290. I'll confirm with the guy I'm going to have build them.

    Edit-
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    BHS hubs F/R
    Frequency i23 29er rims
    Sapim Race spokes & brass nipples
    I wish Dan's had D-lights to shave another ~60g, but I'll suck up the 2oz for 50% savings

    Edit2: Thinking wheelsmith DB14 for the slight weight savings over Sapim Race/DT comp, now to find the best place to buy. Ordered my rims and hubs yesterday.

    Edit3: Received my hubs today. The 9mm QR seem to be ever so slightly heavier at 188g/294g F/R. These are FAR lighter than my current XT hubs, can't wait to get them built up!
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    Does anyone have pictures of the silver version of these hubs? Didn't see any in the thread and I haven't been able to figure it out on Google. There was an image that may have been them but it's more of a gun metal color than what I was thinking so I just wanted to see what they look like for a future wheel/bike build.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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    It's a shiny silver. Not quite chrome, but definitely not gun metal
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    It's a shiny silver. Not quite chrome, but definitely not gun metal
    Awesome thanks, I thought the one I saw seemed a little odd to just be called silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    Looks like you can save some cash on some 180/270 hubs now if you're willing to put up with the Bitex logo and you like red or black. Also looks like to can get the F and R configured any way you please.

    MTB180 / MTB270 Hubset with Bitex Logo - 20% off!
    I'm trying to figure out a need for another set of wheels...
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Got my wheels from the builder yesterday...

    BHS hubs F/R
    Frequency Race i23 29er rims
    Sapim Race spokes & brass nipples
    Weight 2052g

    I was hoping to be under 2kg but the rims weighed in 100g over the specs on WTB's site. Maybe that's the difference between Race and Team. Still saving 320g over my XT/ST i23 set.

    Update:
    These hubs are definitely louder than my old Mavic wheelset and recent new XT hubs but not annoyingly so. I've heard some other hubs on the trail that sounded amplified, not sure what they were, but these aren't bad at all from a noise perspective. They also seem to roll very smoothly, better than the XT hubs. With 3 rides on them, I'm very happy so far!
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    So my fears of Boost148 have been resolved.

    Brandon just emailed me and said that Boost hubs will be on his website around the October time frame.

    Time to build a proper B+ hardtail!
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    So my fears of Boost148 have been resolved.

    Brandon just emailed me and said that Boost hubs will be on his website around the October time frame.

    Time to build a proper B+ hardtail!
    I like turtles

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    Can anyone suggest an affordable front hub that can run a 9x100 thru axle? need something to pair with the 270. Would be awesome if I could convert the 15x100 on the bhs hub to a 9x100.

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    Novatec convertible hubs have adapters to run a 9mm thru front hub. I paired my BHS MTB270 with a Novatec D7, which is really light (139g for the 15mm thru). There are a couple of other convertible models too, D881SB and D541SB. You can sometimes get the 771 sold as front only on eBay, but they usually come in pairs. Bdopcycling sells the hubs in any configuration and sells adapters D771SB

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    Thanks for the suggestion! I've never heard of that site. Seems like they charge rather a lot for novatec hubs and adapters though. That's more than a hope pro 2 Evo from CRC.

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    Definitely not the cheapest. You should be able to pick up the 771 hub for around $50 on eBay or Aliexpress but you'd still need to spring for the adapters which I haven't seen elsewhere

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    Cool, yeah thanks again. That guy must have a pretty lucrative business going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    So my fears of Boost148 have been resolved.

    Brandon just emailed me and said that Boost hubs will be on his website around the October time frame.

    Time to build a proper B+ hardtail!
    I had to google it =
    “Boost 148,” which in non-marketing speak measures out to 148x12mm, is targeted at 29ers, with the primary goal being increased wheel stiffness via an increase in the distance between hub flanges. Increasing the width of the base of the triangle made by the spokes and flanges of the hub shell increases lateral stiffness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    Can anyone suggest an affordable front hub that can run a 9x100 thru axle? need something to pair with the 270. Would be awesome if I could convert the 15x100 on the bhs hub to a 9x100.
    BHS hubs are convertible, I have the 9x100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    BHS hubs are convertible, I have the 9x100
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    That looks like a standard QR, meant one of these guys.
    DT Swiss - RWS Thru bolt

    I know it's kind of an anal thing but I already have them on my current cross bike and I really prefer the setup over a typical QR.

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    Oh I see, hmmm.. what endcap does that work with?

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    Bitex makes that end cap but Bike Hub Store doesn't sell it.

    Bitex : MTB hub,BMX hub,SHOW hub,FOLDING hub,CHILD hub, Wheelchair hub
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Bitex makes that end cap but Bike Hub Store doesn't sell it.

    Bitex : MTB hub,BMX hub,SHOW hub,FOLDING hub,CHILD hub, Wheelchair hub
    Great News! Now I just have to track one down, could be difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    Great News! Now I just have to track one down, could be difficult.
    Let's just all harass the crap outta Brandon until he carries them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Let's just all harass the crap outta Brandon until he carries them.
    Email already sent!

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    Email already sent!
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    I'm wondering if this adapter might possibly work? 80497 New Force Adaptor for 9 mm Axle for Front Basic 4 in 1 Hubs | eBay

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    Wow... Looks promising.
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    This is the Force 4 in 1 hub 80480_5 New Force Basic 4 in 1 Front Disc Hub 6 holes Variable Option - EU Bikeshop
    You have to buy the axle separately, so will run~$44 (plus shipping)
    Says it's a Novatec hub, looks like the D991SB D991SB (FH) - Novatec

    I think Brandon is the way to go if he can get the Bitex adapter.

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    Brandon says he is carrying them now so...problem solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    Brandon says he is carrying them now so...problem solved
    Too damn cool. Now if we can just get him to get 9mm thru axles for 135mm fat bike forks, all will be right with the world.
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    Here's another option for using a 9mm thru axle type front skewer:

    15mm thru Axle Hub Adapter to 9mm Quick Release Skewer 15mm thru Hub Adapter | eBay

    Order the 15mm hub and this axle insert which steps it down to 9mm. Probably what I will do when I built up my BHS wheelset this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    Can anyone suggest an affordable front hub that can run a 9x100 thru axle? need something to pair with the 270. Would be awesome if I could convert the 15x100 on the bhs hub to a 9x100.
    Get the 15mm hub from bikehubstore and then get one of these adapters.
    MTB Tools Mountain Bike 15mm thru Axle to 9mm Quick Release Wheel Adapter | eBay
    Done.

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    So, has anyone built a wheelset with BHS and the WTB i29 Asym wheels that just came out? Curious as to what spoke length you need, as this is an asymmetrical rim.

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    The offset gets added to the hub's one side center to flange spacing number and subtracted from the other side. Very simple. Just think about where the center of the spoke bed is in relation to a normal rim (wide part of offset facing front disc, rear cassette). Doesn't change anything else on the spoke calc.

    Use the WheelPro Spokecalc calculator... It lets you enter and offset and shows the correction. Makes perfect send when you see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    So my fears of Boost148 have been resolved.

    Brandon just emailed me and said that Boost hubs will be on his website around the October time frame.

    Time to build a proper B+ hardtail!
    I'm in the prep stage of building my B+ hardtail too (checkout the new Advocate Cycles Hayduke). Still trying to figure out which hub I'm gonna use. Anything new regarding availability of Boost hubs?

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    The Boost148 MTB270 (Bitex MTR12-148) is on Bitex's website.

    As you quoted, Brandon with BHS told me October. Might be worth shooting him an email?

    sales@bikehubstore.com

    BTW: nice score on the Hayduke! Didn't know they were available yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post

    BTW: nice score on the Hayduke! Didn't know they were available yet?
    Well, available, not exactly as it is not in my hands yet. But I signed up thru their Indiegogo campaign and if all goes on schedule should be shipping soon. Cant wait!

    I did email the email address you listed 2 weeks ago but never heard back. Maybe I'll send it again...

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    Oddly enough, just got an email from Brandon at BHS saying he'll be helping out at the Bitex booth at Interbike. So he's emailing
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    So I got a wheelset with Bitex Hubs built from XM Carbon Speed (Peter). The idea was to use the same Wheelset for CX and XC racing so I ordered an XD driver from them and a Shimano driver from the bike hub store.

    The BHS driver is about 1.6mm too big to fit in the hub. The two sets of hubs I have look absolutely identical on the outside. The pawls are the same design and the ratchet teeth look the same except the ones I got with my wheelset are silver and the ones from BHS are a darker color.

    Is anyone else aware of multiple versions of this same hub? Kinda frustrated that as of right now, I can't use mine on my cross bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty904 View Post
    So I got a wheelset with Bitex Hubs built from XM Carbon Speed (Peter). The idea was to use the same Wheelset for CX and XC racing so I ordered an XD driver from them and a Shimano driver from the bike hub store.

    The BHS driver is about 1.6mm too big to fit in the hub. The two sets of hubs I have look absolutely identical on the outside. The pawls are the same design and the ratchet teeth look the same except the ones I got with my wheelset are silver and the ones from BHS are a darker color.

    Is anyone else aware of multiple versions of this same hub? Kinda frustrated that as of right now, I can't use mine on my cross bike!
    I was looking at bitex website and doesn't seem like there are different versions...
    Bitex : MTB hub,BMX hub,SHOW hub,FOLDING hub,CHILD hub, Wheelchair hub

    So you are saying the diameter of the freehub from BHS is 1.6mm bigger than the diameter of the XD freehub(the portion that goes into the hub)?
    Are the pawls removable? If so maybe try removing all the pawls to see if it fits?

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    Correct, I did try pawl removal, no dice. XD driver freehub goes in and out pretty easily, more so into the hub from the bike hub store. Will try to post some pics after work.

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    Brandon just emailed me...

    The MTB270 Boost148 is up on their website.

    MTR Boost Rear Disc Hub

    What I'm not clear on, is if it's actually Boost148, or a 150x12 hub that has a 148 axle?

    If it's a true Boost148, the rotor and cassette should both be moved 3mm outboard.
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    It kind of looks like its a boost 148 hub. It's about 12 mm wider flange to flange than the normal MTB270 (which looks to be a 135 based hub).

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    Brandon responded:

    The flange spacing is wider – new mold. It’s not accomplished by axles/endcaps. Now, on the front – they’re still working on this. The temporary solution is 15x110mm end caps for the MTB180
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    Really interested in these hubs.
    Ride a 2012 Trek Cobia and the stock wheels are pretty much garbage. 17mm internal.
    Have a good riding buddy that can build wheels.
    Thinking about going with the Easton Arc 30 and the Mtb270.
    Not sure what size tire I can fit back there though.
    Only going rear for now. Too damn broke.

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    Yep. Replacing the rear M529 hub on my wife's Spearfish with an MTB270.
    Also doing a 170 fatbike set for my brother shortly.
    Just put a 130mm rear on my commuting bike and it blows away the hub that came on it.
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    So just built a rear wheel with an i23 and this hub, and rode it for the first time last night. Felt great the the POE was really nice to have coming from a x9 hub with like 7 POE.

    One thing that surprised me was how quiet it was. Maybe it was some of you guys saying that it was loud so maybe I was expecting louder, but riding last night, I really couldnt hear it over the leaves. Maybe its louder when riding on a clean trail, but still not bad. It was also a solo night ride, so everything around me was dead quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregers05 View Post
    So just built a rear wheel with an i23 and this hub, and rode it for the first time last night. Felt great the the POE was really nice to have coming from a x9 hub with like 7 POE.

    One thing that surprised me was how quiet it was. Maybe it was some of you guys saying that it was loud so maybe I was expecting louder, but riding last night, I really couldnt hear it over the leaves. Maybe its louder when riding on a clean trail, but still not bad. It was also a solo night ride, so everything around me was dead quiet.
    I agree. I don't like loud hubs and was kind of worried about this hub when I bought it due to the reviews I have read. However, I find that while the hub is not quiet, it is really not that loud either. But most importantly, I find that I really like the sound that this hub makes....not sure why.

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    Been flogging a set of these on my hardtail for about 9 months. No issue. Best cheap hubs ever. I've got a set of these on one bike and I9s ont he other. Other than the fact that the i9s are a gnat's ass lighter and have a little higher POE I'm not really partial to one over the other.

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    I find the sound is similar to a tire leak, pssssssss. First time I rode em I was constantly freaking out I had a leak lol.

    Great hubs, look forward to many more miles on mine.

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    As also wine who posted above about the racket of these hubs-
    I usually don't notice them and then when I do, like Lithi said, I think what he heck is that noise?

    But- these hubs will be on many builds to come. They are just too good and too low cost not to consider as my go to hub.
    Although I have no real builds coming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Chicken Bones View Post
    As also wine who posted above about the racket of these hubs-
    I usually don't notice them and then when I do, like Lithi said, I think what he heck is that noise?

    But- these hubs will be on many builds to come. They are just too good and too low cost not to consider as my go to hub.
    Although I have no real builds coming up.

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    Ya know, i have to wonder if we're screwing ourselves.

    If we keep stating how much we like these hubs, we're basically shifting the economic demand curve... ie: the more we rave, the more BHS can raise the price?
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    Hokie- I agree somewhat.
    But I'd bet that the numbers of us stacked up is nothing compared to what they sell.
    Bet most folks stick em on their bikes then go ride. Prob don't post much online.

    But even still- they won't ever cost what a DT, Hope, or King costs. Well, let's hope not. Get too close to that line and I'm jumping ship just for the Made in USA King-ness or back to DT because they just are wonderful.
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    So there is elasticity to our demand. Gotcha.
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    I'm currently saving to build what's going to be a pretty expensive bike. I'm feeling like it's ALMOST wrong to use these hubs because they're not expensive enough.
    I think I'll get past that and use em.
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    I have an MTB270 on a 6" carbon AM bike
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    Is the MTB270 hub a good choice for rough All Mountain applications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus View Post
    Is the MTB270 hub a good choice for rough All Mountain applications?
    It'll be fine.
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    NYRR-
    Isn't that funny? Wanting to build up something amazing and trick and not wanting to use a solid low cost option?
    I wish I could say I don't know what you're talking about but my bikes tell a different story.
    Wheels are one area of the bike that us tweakers really like to tweak over.

    To your wallet- I hope you use the BHS hubs.
    To what would be my vanity and gucci part lust- get something with some bling! Or at the least, do something to make the BHS hubs look better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Chicken Bones View Post
    NYRR-
    Isn't that funny? Wanting to build up something amazing and trick and not wanting to use a solid low cost option?
    I wish I could say I don't know what you're talking about but my bikes tell a different story.
    Wheels are one area of the bike that us tweakers really like to tweak over.

    To your wallet- I hope you use the BHS hubs.
    To what would be my vanity and gucci part lust- get something with some bling! Or at the least, do something to make the BHS hubs look better.

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    Whatever I use, it will be black, so BHS hubs fill the bill. I'm certainly going to use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus View Post
    Is the MTB270 hub a good choice for rough All Mountain applications?
    lol. Look at my post, directly above yours

    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
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    Going to grab some of these hubs for a WTB asym i29 build, but unfortunately I'm stuck with QR dropouts. Since it's a hardtail, I'll probably go with standard QR dropouts in back, but can't help but wonder if I should go with the 9mm thru-axle up front or one of the 15mm to 9mm QR axle adapters linked to previously. Main concern is clamping down the QR and preloading the cartridge bearings. I looked at the bitex website, and it looks like the axle ends are locked down to prevent side compression when clamping with a QR.
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    Anyone having trouble with SRAM cassette being loose? The engagement is a hair off and allows a few degrees of radial play without any visible wear or damage to either part (cassette or freehub). This cassette has the first 4 large gears on a common Al hub and all the others gears are all individually stacked with spacers. The individual gears do dig into the al freehub a bit but somehow engage better than the main cassette.
    Also, the cassette nut bottoms out on the freehub before all the cogs and spacers get fully tight. I am running 10x on a 11x SRAM 1070 with OEM spacer. I know I need to add another .5mm shim or something to make it all tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommybees View Post
    Anyone having trouble with SRAM cassette being loose? The engagement is a hair off and allows a few degrees of radial play without any visible wear or damage to either part (cassette or freehub). This cassette has the first 4 large gears on a common Al hub and all the others gears are all individually stacked with spacers. The individual gears do dig into the al freehub a bit but somehow engage better than the main cassette.
    Also, the cassette nut bottoms out on the freehub before all the cogs and spacers get fully tight. I am running 10x on a 11x SRAM 1070 with OEM spacer. I know I need to add another .5mm shim or something to make it all tight.
    I got a spacer or shim from Bike Hub Store which took up this space, if I understand you correctly. The fellow there will know exactly what you need.

    I had a pair of 29" Stan's Flows built on these hubs in spring, and so far they have been fine. They seem plenty smooth and free-spinning. They have a solid "feel" and sound, but are nice and quiet. I can tell a King hub from fifty yards away, by the annoying buzz. I am very happy with my Bike Hub Store hubs.
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