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    Hub and Wheel questions...HELP!

    So I'm considering a 907 build with the 135 offset. Part of the draw to the 135 is the ability to use whatever hubs you would like. That's leading to a couple of questions:

    - I would love to build it with red hubs (probably Hopes). I believe I can use a regular Hope rear hub. But what would my options be for a red front hub? Would I have to use a Hope 135 rear SS hub? Maybe the new Salsa hub, but not sure that would match. Any other options for red (I'm vain like that )?

    - Does anyone have experience with the Hopes in cold temps? I've used them on my SS down to about 20F with no issues, but I've got plans on going colder than that once I get the fattie built.

    Also, I remember a thread not long ago that had pictures of several wheels built up using the colored RD's. Does anyone have a link to it? I've searched back several pages and must be overlooking it.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter View Post

    - I would love to build it with red hubs (probably Hopes). I believe I can use a regular Hope rear hub. But what would my options be for a red front hub? Would I have to use a Hope 135 rear SS hub? Maybe the new Salsa hub, but not sure that would match. Any other options for red (I'm vain like that )?
    Depends of your fork
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    - Does anyone have experience with the Hopes in cold temps? I've used them on my SS down to about 20F with no issues, but I've got plans on going colder than that once I get the fattie built.
    Every hubs should do the job. Make sure you can regrease the freehub body pawls easily

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    With a 135mm offset you can run a nice red Rohloff in the rear...
    And with a hope SS hub you can even manage to put on a gear or 6 if you wish to do that.
    And they are easy to repack with another kind of grease as well.

    Here are the threads you were looking for :
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/lim...ls-746246.html
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/news-flash-746392.html

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    Sounds like in your case it may be easier to go 170? Then you can either get Salsa or Hadley in red and you know they'll match. The salsa red hubs only come as sets as far as I know.

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    I'll be using a 907 fork, so 135 spacing front

    Rabies, thanks for the links, but that's not the thread I was thinking of. The thread I saw showed several sets built up and looked like they were all hanging in the same shop.

    Thanks guys.

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    I can't find the thread either, but here's a link to the pics.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/members/teaniner/albums/fat/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter View Post
    I'll be using a 907 fork, so 135 spacing front

    Rabies, thanks for the links, but that's not the thread I was thinking of. The thread I saw showed several sets built up and looked like they were all hanging in the same shop.

    Thanks guys.
    Some 135 forks are set up for a rear hub, and some for a front. It the brake disc position that varies. Most of the 9zero7, Surly, and salsa forks use a rear spacing. Fatback and white brothers use a front.
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