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    Any problems running an American Classic non-singlespeed disc hub?

    I seem to remember a few mentioning their soft cassette bodies? Is this only a problem with thin, steel cogs, or with wide-base cogs as well?

    I have an unbuilt On-One/Nashbar hub and have the opportunity to get a complete wheelset with the '05 American Classic disc hubs. Figure the rear A.C. is ~ half the weight of the singlespeed hub.

    Anyway, was just looking for some info on the set-up.

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    Hubbub

    I've had thin cogs score the body, but not destroy it. Wide base cogs will be just dandy.
    Yeah, it's strange. But oh well.

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    05 Am Classics

    The man who builds my wheels, and whom I comsider knowledgable in wheel subject matter, advised that I stay away from 05 Am Classic stuff. Many problems with the redesigned hub.
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    I have 3 sets of AmClass wheels with the 220g rear hubs, they have all been bombproof. One set disc, 2 sets rim brake.

    I don't think you would want to run a thin cog on back seeing as my normal cassette chews into the body.

    I'd be really interested in trying a wide base cog like some I've seen here on the board.

    Shane

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKullman
    I have 3 sets of AmClass wheels with the 220g rear hubs, they have all been bombproof. One set disc, 2 sets rim brake.

    I don't think you would want to run a thin cog on back seeing as my normal cassette chews into the body.

    I'd be really interested in trying a wide base cog like some I've seen here on the board.

    Shane
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    Soft bodies are the least of my problems with the re-labeled WTB disc hubs. All they do well, is being light. I've had dozens of wheels, I can honestly say these are junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Soft bodies are the least of my problems with the re-labeled WTB disc hubs. All they do well, is being light. I've had dozens of wheels, I can honestly say these are junk.
    What kind of problems have you had ??

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    I have had one bad experience from my wrenching days. A roadie customer of ours wore out his cassette and was in need of a replacement. After riding on his A.C. wheels for so long the cassette dug its way into the soft body so far I could not remove it. It had rotated on the body; after several thousand miles. This was back in 1996 so I can't comment on A.C.'s new stuff. Just my one bad experience. I've also had serviced numerous A.C. hubs with no problems at all.

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    Today that same rear wheel killed my race, well almost. It's been running bad for ages, either the engagement is extremel indirect, or the body drags, or both. Now today, middle in the race, all at once I find my cranks stopping from turning. My cassette lockring seemed to be rubbing my frame. I had already set the derailer to only use the 8 largest cogs only because the chain wouldn't fit on the smallest cog, but now the wheel itself was stuck! I stood there helpless as competitors flew past, and slowly the cranks started to move a bit again. So I got on the bike, and wrestled the cranks around to at least keep moving, and may not DNF. Byt he finish the drag was nearly gone, despite zero wrenching, but I'd lost many places and valuable points.

    Think I'm going to unlace the wheel, measure the expensive Sapim CX-Ray spokes, and somehow find me a hub and rim to re-use them. A fortune in spokes useless due to a failing cheap-ass weenie hub. All new it may look bling, but when used, it's just a nightmare.

    My matching front wheel has developped significant play, and the bearing are noisy. I think that hub is dead as well. XT's way better for sure, will survive adjusting better (I"m no specialist though), and only weighs double as a penalty. with heavy XT hubs, today I would have finished much stronger, now I had to answer everyone I had a lightweight part fail on me, ME, riding a SURLY.

    I though AC/WTB was the cheap way into high-end lightweight, but it was only lightweight.

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