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    Stronger freehub for Moonlander XT hub?

    Hi All,

    I've got a '12 moonlander with a Shimano XT FH-M756A rear hub. I just had my second freehub fail on it so I'd like to find something a little stronger than the stock replacement. I'm also a little confused about which is the stock replacement. Per the shimano exploded diagram, it would be part # Y3SW98060 (This is the one I used last). However, I think the stock one may have actually been a # Y3BD98010.....

    - Can anyone confirm which is the original part? which is tronger?
    - Are there any other bolt-on replacement freehubs that are stronger?
    - Any easily swaped hubs that wouldn't require new spokes? Other secret sauce?

    Cheers,

    Rob

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    XT are crap,I've broken them too. Buy a Hope or a Chris King instead.

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    I'm tempted Gus....The Hope Pro 2 evo in particular has my eye...sealed bearings and a 4 pawl freehub sounds worthwhile....

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    Hope is the same basic design, I wouldn't expect any better life out of it. DT's ring-drive design is crazy strong, like having 18 or 36 pawls all engaged at once. Even still, I managed to strip one out after a few seasons, but I've never met a freehub I couldn't break, the DT lasted me about 2x the interval of the shimanos. Chris King would be another great choice for dealing with a lot of torque.

    How Things Work: The Freehub Body - Dirt
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    Thanks for the link, it's a good read.

    I swapped on my spare freehub for now, so it's back in service, but I noticed pitting on the bearing cones so new hub is the way to go I think. Now evaluating my options...

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    If in doubt, go ask the guys in the Clydesdale forum. They will tell you what they can destroy without problems and what they destroy over longer time.

    I ended up buying a full heavy duty Chris King rear hub for my fatbike.

    Yes I'm a clydesdale rider and use high torque and low rpm's and I haven't been able to destroy Hope, DT Swiss and Chris King hubs, whilet most other brands dies within a year.

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    Stronger freehub for Moonlander XT hub?

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    I have Chris King on my mtnbike, and if they made a 170mm hub, I would have one on my Fat Bike. I had a Hope PRO 2 170mm, and had nothing but problems with it. I have since switched to White Ind. Snow White hub, which appears to be much better than the Hope.

    When you are breaking a lot of stuff, look for better bearings, and steel.

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    My moto fb4 has tought me about freehubs....good vid

    Freehub Body Disassembly/Assembly - YouTube

    On my bike, there was grease on the inside of the paws, so they got stuck down when the grease got stickie and did not engauge. Rebuilt it just like the vid and all is working well.... I am guessing most of the "failed" freehubs have the same problem...but if you have the cash for new shinny new stuff, that is always cooler.
    The bike is never to heavy, you are just to WEAK!

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