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    Profile racing hubs

    Has anyone tried the new Profile Racing 204 engagement pt hubs? Expensive, not super light and no track record but if they work "INSTANT ENGAGEMENT"!

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    My former coworker has one. Super loud, a little draggy, good quality (no durability issues yet), crazy engagement.
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    They use a 68 point ratchet ring with three sets of pawls offset from one another. This is how they achieve that engagement. Two pawls engaging very small teeth, it would be interesting how the long term durability is especially when a little contamination is thrown in mid ride.

    They do look nice though, that is for sure.

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    Not too bad

    When you consider the old Hadley high engagement hubs that had only a single point of engagement at a time twice that number, opposed, should work far better. $459 for the rear hub only is a big pill to swallow. Still I'd like to try them.

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    I don't find a pawl type hub compelling for $459. I'd rather have a king with the bulletproof ring drive for less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider View Post
    When you consider the old Hadley high engagement hubs that had only a single point of engagement at a time twice that number, opposed, should work far better. $459 for the rear hub only is a big pill to swallow. Still I'd like to try them.
    No hub is single pawl engagement, the Hadley also is two pawl engagement but with larger teeth in a 36 point ratchet ring.
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