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    Good hub for a (nearly SS) 1x3 ??

    Hi, I want to build a 1x3 or 1x4 with a wheel that is as strong as possible.

    What would be nice hubs to use in that wheel? Cloxxi (moderator on the 29-forum) has suggested a Hope hub.

    The hub should withstand abuse: I will ride the bike as a singlespeed, only on the flat parts will I change gears, in order to prevent spinning out.

    Also, I'd like a wheel that is as 'wide' as possible, if you see what I mean.

    So: what hubs would you suggest ? Thanks in advance

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    I Believe that Jeff Jones Routinely Builds...

    4-speed wheels out of Chris King SS hubs. They have a driveshell with a total width of about 20-25mm (at least enough to fit four cogs on) and since they are designed as SS hubs, i believe they build up as a dishless wheel, should be plenty strong. The stouter bolt on axle and fun bolts combo should be pretty bomb-proof.
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    My Nashbar version of the Woodman (or is it a clone of the Novatec? -can't recall) has room for 3 or 4 cogs. Seems durable thus far, and it oughta be for as heavy as it is, but the price was right.
    - Joe

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    DT Swiss 240s. Check them out. very nice...and loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuMexJoe
    My Nashbar version of the Woodman (or is it a clone of the Novatec? -can't recall) has room for 3 or 4 cogs. Seems durable thus far, and it oughta be for as heavy as it is, but the price was right.
    - Joe
    Many versions of the same thing out there.
    They'll take
    4 if you switch the lockring for a screw-on cog (Shimano IG)
    5 if you manage to find a 33t offset Ritchey cog to put underneath.
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