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    Mountain Fixie

    Is Surly the only company that makes a "mountain" fixed/flip-flop hub?

    would you/do you trust that Track-hub thin Surly on the rear of a mountain bike?
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    I've used a few Surly hubs both on and offroad and they're quality hubs. What makes you think the Surly hub isn't strong?? Surly's use pretty big bearings and have high thick flanges...plenty strong.

    White Industries, Phil Wood, Paul Components ( I think?) also make 135mm fixed hubs.

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    What makes me think that they are not strong, I have front hubs bigger than that fixie hub!
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    Me too. They're still durable hubs.

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    I have rocked a Surly flip-flop hub on my trail fixie for about a year and have had no problems. They are super solid, it has given me no trouble on the wet, muddy east coast rails I ride.

    That being said, I am now using a White Industries ENO eccentric and love it. It is super simple and very user friendly. Rebuilds are no problem and it will roll smooth year round in any condition, wet or dry weather.

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    The bestest? Phil Wood.
    Comes in all forms, big and sexy.
    Pricey, but it's what the cockroaches will be rolling on after a nuclear war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    The bestest? Phil Wood.
    Comes in all forms, big and sexy.
    Pricey, but it's what the cockroaches will be rolling on after a nuclear war.
    Hah, that's my new favorite saying Anyway, I don't think you'll have any issues with the surly hubs. I've been using White Industries' ENO for a few years now, just replaced some bearings that were a touch rocky. To add to the list Kogswell makes a Fixed/Fixed hub in a 135 spacing. Sheldon Brown/Harris Cyclery is the only place I've seen them: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed-hubs.html
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    What about the InI from LeveL?

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    I can strongly endorse the Kogswell hub. I'm really glad to see that someone still has them available. I rode an 800 mile tour, in addition to commuting, singletrack, and all kinds of fire road on mine, and it's still like new. Amazing quality for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink1373
    I can strongly endorse the Kogswell hub. I'm really glad to see that someone still has them available. I rode an 800 mile tour, in addition to commuting, singletrack, and all kinds of fire road on mine, and it's still like new. Amazing quality for the price.

    I went onto Kogswells site, and couldn't find just a hub for sale?
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    There's a link to Harris Cyclery's page with those hubs a few posts up.

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    I thought Cogswell made Cogs and Spacely made sprockets?

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    i've used surly fixed/free hubs quite a bit and never had a problem with strength.

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