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    Best Ss Hub???

    I'm used a few, from Paul to King and am building a new bike, so I thought I'd see if there are any recommendations for the quietest, best hubs out there right now?

    I'm thinking phil wood, but thought I might get great insight here...

    Thanks in advance.

    Holiday

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    i would say king, but they arent quiet, pauls are nice, i think im gonna try spot brand hubs on my next ss wheelset. would do kings but spots should cost half as much.

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    The American Classic is quiet but does not have the best track record.

    DT Swiss 240 SS is pretty cool and not too loud.

    Hadley has a good rep but no idea about noise.

    Phil Wood depends on the FW you mount on it. I would use nothing less than the ENO FW. It has a soft whirrrr I like. Do not even hear it most of the time.
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    what about eno's

    Quote Originally Posted by travistheone
    my vote for DT swiss 240ss awesome and light as chicken soup in a titanium ladle.

    someone mentioned the ENO,
    what about the eno hub?

    Is the DT 240 complete?

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    There are several quality hubs out there, but my personal choice would be a set of Philwoods.

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    i vote for my loose pauls
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    The DT 240SS is a cassette with CenterLock disc splines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin
    i vote for my loose pauls

    Just watch out for loose "pawls".... there needs to be 2 categories of best hubs, cassette and freewheel. Both have merits. As for freewheels themselves, there is only ONE.

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    i ran an eno rear hub a while back and had no problems with it. couple that with their freewheel and you've got a solid setup.
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    It was an easy choice for me

    Quote Originally Posted by holiday
    I'm used a few, from Paul to King and am building a new bike, so I thought I'd see if there are any recommendations for the quietest, best hubs out there right now?

    I'm thinking phil wood, but thought I might get great insight here...

    Thanks in advance.

    Holiday
    I love my noisy Hadley's
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    if you've got the loot, Industry Nine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by holiday
    I'm used a few, from Paul to King and am building a new bike, so I thought I'd see if there are any recommendations for the quietest, best hubs out there right now?

    I'm thinking phil wood, but thought I might get great insight here...

    Thanks in advance.

    Holiday
    I am no expert but I sure can't say enough about my Phils with the ENO freewheel....just perfect in my opinion. If I were building a wheelset and wanted a cassette hub, I would go with Hadley for sure.
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    Check this out from DT Swiss

    http://www.dtswiss.com/index.asp?fus...kedetail&id=31

    A 6-bolt adapter that does not need you to thread in the rotor bolts, just set the disk on it and tighten down the lock-ring. Sweet. I think I found my next SS hubs (if the price is right).

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Surly.

    I've now several pair of Surly hubs, one set of Paul's and a pair of IRO's.

    With nothing more than time, I've run a test on the length of time these hubs (fronts) will SPIN with the bicycle upside down.....front wheel given the healthiest turn I can possibly muster! All bearings were adjusted to provide the best spin, with little play.

    I've run the Surly hubs for several years without issue. Inexpensive and seem to be bulletproof whilst running fixie or SS. Spin time....one minute.

    Six months on the Paul hubs. No issues. Spin time SIX minutes 'til it grinded to a halt.

    New to me IRO hubs. Spin time less than one minute. (not broken in yet....)

    My unscientific conclusion has the Paul hub, at SIX MINUTES rotation, the winner, almost! Them hubs are smoooooooooth rollers, but the Surly hubs, at less than half the cost, get my vote. I cannot discertain the difference in normal riding conditions.....

    Paul, gimme a fixie hub.....pleez!
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    Dt

    I have been hammerin' on the DT Swiss SS hubs and they so far work great... I would get another set if I get the chance. The center lock adaptor is soooo rad!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    ...Paul, gimme a fixie hub.....pleez!
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    https://paulcomp.com/highflng.html
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    Hadley is hard to beat

    Cassette style, 108 engagement points, very precisely machined, durability plus. I was going to get Kings, but they were out of stock so, I started looking into other options and discovered the Hadleys were better for me anyway. When I found the Hadleys I wanted, I also found the Kings I had wanted origionally. I chose the Hadleys and am very pleased.

    I have Kings on my FS bike so, I have some basis for comparison. DT 240s were a consideration too, but I have a buddy who broke the hub body on his and I'm alot bigger so, I took them off the list.
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    White Industries Phantom ti track hub respaced for SS.

    130gram hub with 135gram White Ti eno freewheel.

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