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    hub choices ??

    Im looking for a new hub for my single speed dj/ds bike. I need a hub that is a cassette style hub and NOT a flip flop thread on hub. I want to be able to change gearing quickly and not have to deal with all the different freewheels. Its got to be durable and 32 hole. I am looking at either a hadley or a chris king right now. I have had both in the past and have been satisfied with both. anyone out there have a different suggestion? Im open to something new. thanks

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    with those two can you go wrong?
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    $$

    Quote Originally Posted by coachjon
    with those two can you go wrong?
    Only in the pocket book!
    Im hoping there's a bit lower priced yet still quality option out there.
    Id also like to have a bolt on axle rather than quick release.

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    hope pro 2

    though i dont own one, i know several folks that do and they rave about them. abour half as much as a ck.

    http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp...t=38&brand=110

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    Profile racing 6 speed dishless hub might fit the bill for a dj/ds (it was apparently designed with ds use in mind). The freehub is for shimano splined cogs, gives you some chainline adjustment and dishless. Very similar to the hope but more heavy duty and also like the Hope, comes standard with bolt-on.


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    Having Been A King Fan...

    for a while and having built up four sets of wheels around their hubs, when it came time to build up so SS wheels for my new 29, I wanted to try something new. I did a lot of forum searching and with a final nudge from Larry Mettler went with the Hadleys. I don;t have a ton of miles on them, BUT they are amazing SS hubs! Right out of the box, you can tell the quality is top notch. I have hear a lot of good things about the Hopes, but there have been a number of posts in the last month or two where posters are saying their SS rears hubs failed, and failed big. Not slamming what a lot of people obvisouly like, but I am quite happy with the Hadleys. In freehub land, I don't think that anything can match up to CK or Hadley ($$$ notwithstanding).
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    I second the Profiles. I'm running a bolt-on front and rear on my rigid SS.
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