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    Shimano SLX Hub? says its 29er specific...

    I was thinking about building up a budget wheel soon using a Stans Flow hoop and came across this hub on chainreactioncycles.com. It says its engagement is 11.25 degrees but does not list a weight and I couldn't find the weight on shimanos website either.
    Is anyone using this hub?

    link... http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=40550
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    Right now US availability is very spotty though some 29ers are coming with it OEM. The FH Body is designed to take the extra torque of the 36t large cog Shimano now has. There is nothing "29er Specific" about it except that is the market Shimano is marketing it to. There is also a center lock version, the M629.

    I have not seen weights listed but I'd be willing to bet its in the same weight range as the M756 (496g with skewer).

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    i think the weight is somewhere between boat anchor and engine block
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    Right now US availability is very spotty though some 29ers are coming with it OEM. The FH Body is designed to take the extra torque of the 36t large cog Shimano now has. There is nothing "29er Specific" about it except that is the market Shimano is marketing it to. There is also a center lock version, the M629.

    I have not seen weights listed but I'd be willing to bet its in the same weight range as the M756 (496g with skewer).

    Wt on mine, w/o qr, was 431 grams. Lighter than I anticipated though certainly a bit portly.

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    was thinking of building this hub with stans but the weight put me off, though it would make a strong and cheap build wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iliketoridebikes
    i think the weight is somewhere between boat anchor and engine block
    Part of that reason is that shimano doesn't screw around with the cassette body, they either use steel or titanium, depending on the level of the hub. Many other hub manufacturers use relatively soft aluminum, which saves a lot of weight, but allows the cassette to dig into the body and scorr/marr it. This makes it difficult to remove the cassette and sometimes destroys the body. I'd rather have it the way shimano does it, as it will always "work".
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