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    Budget SS hubs

    If Unable to afford Kings, what would be a good SS hub set on a budget? Hope pro 2 single speeds? Any other suggestions?

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    What is your budget?
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    i would not put Hope hubs and "budget" in the same sentence.

    are you looking for something with a freewheel or cassette type driver? nutted or QR? disc brake ready?

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    I was able to purchase the 28h WTB LaserDisk Single Duty from CRC for $68 a couple months ago. Unfortunately those are sold out now.

    WTB LaserDisc Single Duty Rear Hub 2010 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    They do have the 32h for $106, which seems like a fair price to me.

    WTB LaserDisc Single Duty Rear Hub 2011 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

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    All depends onw how you define "budget" To me the Pro2 SS/Trials hub is quite budget when compared to King or i9, yet works damn well and lasts a long time - on mine now for the 4th year and still going strong, easy to service and get parts for.

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    If Unable to afford Kings, what would be a good SS hub set on a budget? Hope pro 2 single speeds? Any other suggestions?
    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    i would not put Hope hubs and "budget" in the same sentence.

    are you looking for something with a freewheel or cassette type driver? nutted or QR? disc brake ready?
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    For freewheel hubs go Surly. Bolt on or quick release. Great bearings.

    For cassette choose Formula/Or8/Dimension. All same hub. Bolt on or quick release and has an ss specific freehub body.

    I've heard great things about both. Both can be had for under $75 if you look hard. Great budget options.

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    I got a lightly used Novatec made "Pivot" for $22 shipped on e-bay. Not light but 4 pawl, 24 poe SS specific freehub body with solid engagement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    For freewheel hubs go Surly. Bolt on or quick release. Great bearings.
    This is what I have on my commuter. Has been rolling and rolling, rain, snow or shine for years w/o adjustment or issue. You could buy a Surly hub and 3-5 WI freewheels for the price of one boutique-y hub.

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