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    What is best value in 110m front hubs?

    I'm building a new boost 148 wheelset for a SS B+ build, with Chinese carbon hoops. For the rear hub, there weren't too many choices at this spacing, and high POE was a must. I ended up paying way more than I would have liked to for a Profile Elite SS hub. $485 out the door - ouch...

    So now, for the front hub, as much as I'd like to have the matching Profile hub, I need to save some cash. Since POE is not an issue, it only needs to be 110mm, solid, reliable and easy to service, preferably with a good shield system to keep out the elements. Lightweight would be a bonus. What is a solid 110m front hub to be had on the cheap?

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    Hope pro 4.
    If you really wanna go cheaper, Novatec? Unsure if they have boost spacing available or not, though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow4eva View Post
    Novatec? Unsure if they have boost spacing available or not, though.


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    They do. Their hubs are specd on SC bikes. Boost rear and front.



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    Quote Originally Posted by OrenPerets View Post
    They do. Their hubs are specd on SC bikes. Boost rear and front.



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    Awesome! OP can maximise his cost savings for the front wheel now~


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    Shimano XT. New through-axle front-hubs from Shimano are not fiddly to adjust like the old ones used to be. Shields are very good. Balls are not loose, but on plastic carrier, so it is easy to work with them. In 110mm spacing XT and SLX hubs are almost same - XT has one aluminum nut instead of steel.

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    What is best value in 110m front hubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by arnea View Post
    Shimano XT. New through-axle front-hubs from Shimano are not fiddly to adjust like the old ones used to be. Shields are very good. Balls are not loose, but on plastic carrier, so it is easy to work with them. In 110mm spacing XT and SLX hubs are almost same - XT has one aluminum nut instead of steel.
    Right, forgot about those. But I guess OP might also want to match colour with the rear hub?


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    SRAM 716 Front Disc Hub 15x110 Boost 32H Black | 365 Cycles
    $58 for this Sram sealed bearing hub. 190g.

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    Hope Pro 4.

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    Easy. Pro4. I would have used one on the rear, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    Easy. Pro4. I would have used one on the rear, too.
    Hope doesn't do 148 spacing. Well, at least not in the 72POE SS/Trails version. They have endcaps to 142, but not to 148. I have a Hope SS/Trials Evo 4 on my Pugs and I love it!

    I think I'll go with the Hope after all. Thanks!

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    I run a Shimano freehub with Surly spacers and Surly cog. It's pretty clean. You can also do the ol' Hope mod on the pawls to double the engagement like the SS/Trials hub. I hammered a Pro2 with the mod (24poe>48poe) for a couple years without a hitch.

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    I used SRAM 900 hubs. They've been great so far.
    Do the math.

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    In addition to the Hope 4 I would suggest looking at Bitex hubs sold by BikeHubStore.com. BX211F is their front boost hub, 6 bolt for $90, weighing 142g.

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    Another vote for Bitex BX211F.

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    Get a used hadley , CK , i9 or the like 20x110 hub and run a 5mm x 110 spacer from ebay (good go around to get your old hubs on the new boost standard).

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    Hope Pro4 is $90 at Jenson. That would be my choice over bitex at same price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rngspnr View Post
    Hope Pro4 is $90 at Jenson. That would be my choice over bitex at same price.
    What if the Bitex BX211F was $59.95 for black and $69.95 for anodized?

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    $60 is pretty good for a brand new hub.

    I've found a used hub that with various end caps runs between $40-$70 that features high flanges and a bonded carbon tube and that'll let you run 15x100, 15x110, 20x110, or 9mm QR.

    I've even got one around that I might sell for $70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
    What if the Bitex BX211F was $59.95 for black and $69.95 for anodized?
    That changes everything then!
    Basically any front hub that has decent bearings will be fine.
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