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    Hub opinions please

    I have/started researching hubs for a new custom wheel set. I don't want to break the bank on hubs. I have researched (and owned in the past) Hope hubs and the DT Swiss hubs. Hope has the xd driver option and not sure on the DT Swiss. Also looking for hubs that can be convertible (axle options) with swapping end caps. What's everyone using and opinions. Wheelset will be going on my 16 Fatboy Comp. Thanka
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    DT also offers the xd driver. Their hubs come in any color you want as long as it's black. (Courtesy of Henry Ford)
    Hope hubs do come in colors and are convertible from T/A to QR. DT looks to not have a QR option. It would be worth contacting DT to confirm.
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    I've got Hopes (Pro2 and Pro4) on some bikes and a couple of wheelsets on assorted family bikes with Bike Hub Store hubs.
    Excellent hubs especially considering they're like 130 bucks for the rear.
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    I paid less than 300 for my pair of Pro 4's for Sarge. Was a steal to get the color right.
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    I've more or less standardised on Hopes because their quality is good and I like the pretty colours. But if it's for standard size hubs, I reckon XT is just as good (I like cup and cone).
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    The weight on the Hope's reasonable?

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    Very reasonable weight.

    +1 on Hope's. I have Pro4s on my custom wheelset and they're great- roll smoothly and much faster than my old Shimanos. Love the easy maintenance of sealed bearings too (just pull and replace if they ever go bad).

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    Hopes here also.

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    I'm a big boy and I always buy my Hopes with Steel freehubs. I do interesting things to the aluminum ones.
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    NYrr keeps tryin to do trials with em!

    As for weight, the Hope hubs are very reasonable. Colors are fun too without having to take out a 30 year mortgage.
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    My 11 year old wants orange Hopes on his next fat bike. He's a good kid. I'll have to hook him up.
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    Yep, Hope here too, been great for me. I like that they are all cnc'd in house, and reasonable$$ especially when you order from UK

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    Set of hopes on the fatbike and another hope rear hub on the other bike here. Good hubs.

    DT is decent, good mechanism, except under a lot of load it might be more prone to bending and causing a tooth to break, as you increase the number of teeth in that particular design, you decrease the engagement surface area. It may not be the best for a fatbike if you want the higher point versions and use 190mm hubs. Chris King takes their mechanism and applies it a little differently, basically adds a different dimension to the engagement, which solves both the number of teeth problem and gives you "instant" engagement, good for torquers and SSers, but they don't make fat hubs yet. I've definitely been a DT fan for non-fatbike applications though, the simplicity of the engagement mech is probably their best feature. Otherwise both they and Hope use fairly standard "punch em out, get new ones at a bearing supply shop, punch em in" bearings and aluminum cassette bodies.
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    I have Giants version of DT Swiss on my mtb. It's a giant hub with DT internals. And I like them alot. The only thing bad about the DT fatbike hubs is the don't offer conversions for the front hub. So it looks like Hope's are in my future. Along with some hoops. Which I need to figure out what would be best.
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