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    New question here. Suggestions for a 20mm/36h front disc hub in XT-like value ?

    I've been happily running XT hubs (M-756 series) on my wheels per its good price-to-performance value. (I'm just a XT & X.9 kinda guy, not LX & X.7 or XTR & X.0, to put it in another way.)

    Now I need a new 20mm/36h front disc hub (for my 1st thru-axle fork) that has a smilarly good price-to-performance value as those XT hubs. (It'll be most likely with a Sun Singletrack/36h rim again, as it's been working out well for me on my 5"/6" All-Mtn/light-FR rig.)

    Something in the mid-range with "honest" price-to-performance value...
    While I don't know if I'd want some "Quando"(?) hub (per one MTBR-reviewed-poorly item) on one side, I think Chris King and DT Swiss Hugi are a bit too nice/$$$ for me on the other side. Marzocchi 20mm hub is only 32h, and my friend's Hadley has repeated bearing prob's (fluke or common?), and I've read some negative comments on customer service at Atomlab (yes/no?), etc.

    Any suggestions, please?

    Thanks for your feedback in advance,
    - PiroChu
    Last edited by PiroChu; 06-04-2006 at 07:02 PM.

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    Nothing wrong with a Quando. 20mm hubs are about as simple as hubs get. If you are having bearing issues you are over tightening the axle/bearings in the fork.

    DMR, Dimension, Hope Bulb, ...

    Pick one.
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    New question here. Url?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    DMR, Dimension, Hope Bulb, ... Pick one.

    Thanks for the suggestions, Shiggy.

    I found URL for DMR and Hope homepages, but - for some odd reasons - my Google-search can't seem to find URLs for Dimension and Hadley. Do you happen to know them?

    http://www.dmrbikes.com/?Section=pro...temid=HUBRDF20

    http://www.hopetech.com/products/dis_03.htm


    Thanks again in advance,
    - PiroChu
    Last edited by PiroChu; 06-05-2006 at 12:16 PM.

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    Dimension is a QBP house brand.
    Hadley does not have a site (as has been noted on these boards many times for many years).
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    New question here.

    About the Quando brand...

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Nothing wrong with a Quando. 20mm hubs are about as simple as hubs get.
    Since my Google-search couldn't find Quando homepage, either, do you happen to know it? If there's no homepage for Quando, either, do you happen to know about the company? (ie. another "house brand of xxxxx from xxxxx", etc? or sorta similar to Wellgo making pedals under different brand names, etc?)

    Since I can't find much info on their different hub "models" (I've seen "Quando" and "TX Quando"), how would you comment on this "Quando" hub used in this wheelset?

    http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...egory_Code=DBW


    http://www.cloudelectric.com/item.ht...6&PRID=1465137




    By the way, I know you said "no Hadley homepage", but interestingly I found this URL. Is this URL affliated with Hadley?

    http://www.dhracers.com/HadleyRacing.htm


    Thanks again for all your info,
    - PiroChu
    Last edited by PiroChu; 06-07-2006 at 11:15 AM.

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    I think quando has been used as oem equipment on some bikes... not positive which ones though, possibly Bontrager big earl wheels, but I could be wrong... and possibly renamed as "Axiom" on some norco bikes. or that could as well have been a Formula or Dimension 20mm... Velocity is another brand with cheap 20mm's.
    like shiggy said, they are pretty simple designs, whether hadley or quando, etc. and as for hadley, I haven't heard many problems with them at all, I wonder what your buddy was doing?
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