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    Are there any 190mm hubs available right now that won't crap out

    I am about to give my LBS lots of moneys to transform my Fatboy into awesomeness.

    Ok so for my summer wheel build I was gonna use Hope Fatsnos, but then I saw that thread. But I also see other threads of other 190mm hubs failing.

    What IS a good option? How about the Salsa? I am not keen on spending i9 money.

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    DT Swiss.

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    Thanks!

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    I9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    DT Swiss.

    /thread.
    Have you used these hubs already? I can't find them in stock anywhere and they've only shown up on DT Swiss's website recently.

    Do you know if they beefed up the hub for the wider axles and higher torque fatbikes need or did they just stretch the old 350 hub?

    Buying hubs would be a lot easier if manufacturers would publish weight and torque ratings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arc View Post
    Have you used these hubs already? I can't find them in stock anywhere and they've only shown up on DT Swiss's website recently.
    I've been using them on my own bike for a ~year.

    I have 20+ sets in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I've been using them on my own bike for a ~year.

    I have 20+ sets in stock.
    Do they have steel or alu- freehub body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValMSK View Post
    Do they have steel or alu- freehub body?
    alu stock, steel available.

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    Thanks for the input everyone, I asked my LBS to try for DT Swiss first, Industry Nine if DT's aren't available. DT Swiss is much better for the budget, as I'm spending a loooooooooot of money to upgrade this bike

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    What Mike said, and the Hadley/Fatback hubs. I9 have a pretty good track record as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    DT Swiss.

    /thread.
    Mike, do you know if DT has or will have a 170 option, or is it 190 only?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobShort View Post
    Mike, do you know if DT has or will have a 170 option, or is it 190 only?

    Thanks!
    As of now I'm only aware of 190/197.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    As of now I'm only aware of 190/197.
    Thanks! In your extensive wheelbuilding experience what is your goto reasonably priced 170 hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    DT Swiss is much better for the budget, as I'm spending a loooooooooot of money to upgrade this bike
    What else are you adding to the Fatboy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    Thanks for the input everyone, I asked my LBS to try for DT Swiss first, Industry Nine if DT's aren't available. DT Swiss is much better for the budget, as I'm spending a loooooooooot of money to upgrade this bike
    Not impossible for your LBS to get 'em, but somewhat unlikely. QBP won't have them til ~June, and I'm ~99% sure DT Swiss US sold out their initial shipment already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post

    Ok so for my summer wheel build I was gonna use Hope Fatsnos, but then I saw that thread. But I also see other threads of other 190mm hubs failing.,.
    I have used Hopes for years with no problems. There's no reason a properly* made hub is going to have bearing problems because it is a little wider. In the majority of cases, the problem is more likely to be that users are taking fatbikes into more adverse conditions simply because they can now go there. And then they jetwash their filthy bikes.

    If it's bearings that you are worried about, get a hub that will do the job physically, and replace the bearings with top quality ones. (No point in doing it before they fail though).




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