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    WTB Laserdisc lite rear hub $88 shipped from Bikewagon

    Fantastic deal I just picked one up for my new race wheelset.

    WTB Laser Disc Lite MTB Rear Hub 32-hole 9x135 Black 9s

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    Rear MTB Hubs

    Lighter, cheaper, and feels like they have 3 times the engagement. Also rolls better. The LDL's might be light, but they're not very fast hubs!

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    I was very close to buying a BHS or Circus Monkey hub, but figured the ease of getting parts/service from WTB would be much better.

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    Got one from Huck N Roll a few months ago for $50...rolls fine and has 24 engagement points which is sufficient. I do like the steel inserts on the freehub body, which more companies besides AC and WTB would do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Rear MTB Hubs

    Lighter, cheaper, and feels like they have 3 times the engagement. Also rolls better. The LDL's might be light, but they're not very fast hubs!
    wow, is this hub any good, soo cheap and any reviews out there?

    I was looking at the 2011 WTB Laserdisc lite or Hope Evo for rear hub but now for that price $69 is a bargain but ?

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    They're good... they're much more popular in the road world (but the hub is damn near identical internally). The guy who runs the store is great to deal with, but hes mostly a roadie and hangs around RBR.

    The hope evo is a better hub... Its also drastically more expensive and another class of equipment. The BHS hubs have twice the engagement though, they feel almost instant to me. 6 good sized pawls too, no tiny teeth or anything, and steel on steel pawls/ring interface.

    Frankly, they're not the best sealed hubs in the world. You might need to service them a little more frequently, but its a 5 minute job and the cassette doesnt even need to come off. The NDS side is sealed plenty well. The LDL hubs arent sealed very well either though.

    Give them a shot, you wont regret it.

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    thanks....and good review, I guess this is what you pay for lightness, nevertheless its a good hub with not soo good alloy freehub body.

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