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    How do I know which hubs to buy??

    Anybody got advise on upgrading hubs?? The wheels I run are as followed on the spec sheet. I'm looking to upgrade my rear wheel HUB but don't know wich ones the bike shop will be able to fit. any help would be appreciated. cheers

    Rear Hub: Black, alloy, quick release 10x148mm boost
    Front Hub : Black, alloy, Quick release 9x100mm
    Rims: Carrera double-wall alloy, 32H



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    any "boost" rear hub should fit your frame. you have lots of options.

    the other things to consider are the brake rotor interface (6-bolts of Centerlock) and the type of freehub: Hyperglide aka HG (most common) XD (SRAM specific option) or Microspline (Shimano's relatively new standard).

    if you're going to replace a hub, you might as well do the whole wheel. if you have some REALLY nice rims, or you are going to build your own wheels because the hubs are trashed, it's worth it to upgrade just a hub. otherwise, buying a new wheel will most likely be cheaper and will leave you with a complete wheel that you can give to a friend, keep around as a spare, or sell to offset the cost of the new wheel.

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    Shimano HG and microspline are not the same and Sram SX or NX won't work on microspline.

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    the confusion is understood.

    Microspline is the new Shimano standard that you'll probably only find on high-end Shimano drivetrains. Only a few hub manufacturers use it.

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    Edit: correction already made above.

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    So your bike has a boost 148x12 rear spacing, but a 9x100 QR front spacing? Did it come this way? I've never seen this. Usually it would have at least a 15x100 front hub.
    EXODUX Jeff

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    @SHXDOWRIDER420 - we need some more info

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    Spacing/Driver aside. DT Swiss 350 are the gold standard for a decent priced hub that's just awesome and bulletproof. There is a new version out as well tho the previous version is great. DT 240 would be really nice too as a step up, more expensive and made in Switzerland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svinyard View Post
    Spacing/Driver aside. DT Swiss 350 are the gold standard for a decent priced hub that's just awesome and bulletproof. There is a new version out as well tho the previous version is great. DT 240 would be really nice too as a step up, more expensive and made in Switzerland.
    This!

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