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    ever felt dumb ?

    Like most of us on here, I am the wrong (right?) side of keen on all things MTB, I read everything I can get my hands, occasionly post my thoughts and questions on the various forums and spend way too much money on bike bling.

    My latest purchase is a set of RockShox Pike 05 team forks complete with u - turn and pop loc, whilst I await the delivery I thought I had better sort out a 20mm axle front wheel, started doing basic searches and noticed hubs in 100mm & 110 mm widths and it suddenly clicked that I have not got a clue what width hub I need.

    The scary thing is I have previously bought 3 different sets of wheels without ever knowing there were different hub widths ( hides head in shame!).

    Thankfully they all fitted fine so what width hub do I need and what hub do you reckon I should get to go with a DT Swiss ex 5.1d rim

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    Quote Originally Posted by yespsb
    Like most of us on here, I am the wrong (right?) side of keen on all things MTB, I read everything I can get my hands, occasionly post my thoughts and questions on the various forums and spend way too much money on bike bling.

    My latest purchase is a set of RockShox Pike 05 team forks complete with u - turn and pop loc, whilst I await the delivery I thought I had better sort out a 20mm axle front wheel, started doing basic searches and noticed hubs in 100mm & 110 mm widths and it suddenly clicked that I have not got a clue what width hub I need.

    The scary thing is I have previously bought 3 different sets of wheels without ever knowing there were different hub widths ( hides head in shame!).

    Thankfully they all fitted fine so what width hub do I need and what hub do you reckon I should get to go with a DT Swiss ex 5.1d rim
    I think 110 is for 20mm axles and 100 is for QR's ones.... but I might be wrong.

    Rear axles are far worst.... 135, 150, 12mm or 10mm, hollow or solid.... aaarrrggghhhh.... so many standards!!!
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    most forks i know are 100mm...

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    Ask SRAM

    Quote Originally Posted by yespsb
    Like most of us on here, I am the wrong (right?) side of keen on all things MTB, I read everything I can get my hands, occasionly post my thoughts and questions on the various forums and spend way too much money on bike bling.

    My latest purchase is a set of RockShox Pike 05 team forks complete with u - turn and pop loc, whilst I await the delivery I thought I had better sort out a 20mm axle front wheel, started doing basic searches and noticed hubs in 100mm & 110 mm widths and it suddenly clicked that I have not got a clue what width hub I need.

    The scary thing is I have previously bought 3 different sets of wheels without ever knowing there were different hub widths ( hides head in shame!).

    Thankfully they all fitted fine so what width hub do I need and what hub do you reckon I should get to go with a DT Swiss ex 5.1d rim
    Why don't you ask SRAM? They own rockshox and should know the hub width that the fork is designed for.

    I'm building up a bike now and am thinking of getting the 108pt engagement Hadley hubs for the rear, so I can get near instantaneous engagement without having to pedal very much. Thinking they'll be good for skinnies and such because you won't have to pedal such a large degree and have more of a chance to lose your balance. Anyone else have quick engagement hubs? Do you like them? I'm doing mostly aggro trail and free ride light. It'll be a six inch travel front/rear bike.

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    100mm is the normal width for both road and mountain bike front wheels, except for the 20mm (and 24mm Maverick too I believe) thru axle hubs...and you will need to think about that for mounting your disk brake caliper, too (either by spacing the caliper over or getting an adapter).
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