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    Any issues with this wheelset?

    I found what looks like a pretty good deal on a set of wheels, just want to get some opinions from others who know a bit more than I would. I guess more so on the hubs, I know many use the Mulefut 80s. The hubs will fit my bike with just a Thru Axle to QR adapter so no size issue there, or even have to replace the fork!

    I searched around some about Fatback hubs, but couldn't find too much about them. Sounds like they're good, made by Hadley?

    https://www.bikewagon.com/sunringle-...-hub-12mm-thru
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    Those aren't Hadley. Probably Formula.
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    Wasn't sure, just searching around and someone mentioned that. That's why I'm here asking lol.
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    That's still an insanely good price for a pair of fat wheels, especially if they fit your bike.

    The cheapest pair of tubeless wheels with decent hubs I could think of wouldn't be that cheap.
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    Yeah, looking around, the Mulefut 80s seem to go for a little over $100 just for the wheel, not including everything else. They should be a decent upgrade from the generic ones that came on my bike.
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    For sure. Mulefuts offer good tubeless.
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    Does your bike have a 135mm front hub? That's an old "standard" and not make bikes use it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Does your bike have a 135mm front hub? That's an old "standard" and not make bikes use it now.

    Tim
    It's not that old. My 2015 Mukluk had a 135mm front. A $25 adapter kit will allow use of a 135mm hub in a 150mm fork.

    To the OP, yes, Fatback had a Hadley option, but what is pictured are not the Hadleys

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    Yeah it's a 135mm QR fork. Mavic has adapters for the 135 TA hub, so I can use a QR skewer. So I don't need to upgrade the fork (just yet) in order to upgrade the wheels. I realize I'll probably need a new 150mm front hub when I upgrade the fork, but for the price of the wheelset, it seems like it's hard to pass on.

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Mavic-Cros...pen-QR-Adapter
    Use this and then reuse my skewer.
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    Please note that the Mavic QR adapters say for Mavic hubs only. You may want to talk with Fatback directly to see which, if any, adapters will work with those hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCheesehead View Post
    Please note that the Mavic QR adapters say for Mavic hubs only. You may want to talk with Fatback directly to see which, if any, adapters will work with those hubs.
    I saw that too, so I did some searching and it sounds like many people have used them with other hubs without issue. The main thing is to measure the inside width of the fork to make sure you have an additional 1-2mm of gap for the adapters.

    The adapter in the ebay link may be a better way to go though.
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    MTB tools makes some nice home mechanic stuff for a good price. I have a couple things including one of the axle adapters.

    I think the hubs are either Novatec or Formula, but leaning toward Nova... Fatback has another hubset that is a 135 (9mm axle skewer)/170 combo (10mm axle skewer) that is Novatec. The 10mm rear is a D102SB.

    It's a decent wheelset and for that price it's a steal.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Fatback makes a decent hub...or should I say the company who makes the Fatback hub makes a decent hub. I've used them, for the coin they are more than fine. Want to say they are Joytech??

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    Novatec is the "higher end" of Joytech, iirc. Kinda like Acura is to Honda or Lexus is Toyota. I have a D102SB hub that I'm happy with, it doesn't have 72 POE but it's been a solid hub.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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