Novatec D882SB hub questions
I am wondering if anybody has any experience with Novatec hubs...specifically the D882SB model (set up for 142x12). It is a wee bit on the heavy side. I am pretty certain that that model hub is all steel...steel hub shell, freehub body and axle. I am wondering if it is possible to swap out the freehub body and/or the axle for aluminum replacements. It looks like they sell aluminum freehub bodies but I don't know if they would be compatible with this hub. I have poked around on line quite a bit and tried to contact Novatec and their US sales guy, as well as some other online Novatec resellers. I can't find a conclusive answer myself and nobody I have reached out to has gotten back to me. So, I turn to you..the great MTBR.com forums community!
Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated.