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    single speed hubs

    Looking to buy a single speed MTB rear hub,any body got any suggestions on what type they like.

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    I am bias - White Industries. But keep in mind, everything, even if you convert an LX hub, it will last a while.

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    paul hubs, BEST EVER! buy the set.


    http://webcyclery.com/product.php?pr...cat=333&page=1
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    I use WI and Pauls on two bikes, they both nice, personel ranking is:

    1.) Phil Wood...expensive but awesome
    2.) White Industries...very well made, nicer than Pauls (my opinion)
    3.) Pauls... sweet hubs
    4.) Surly...affordable and a good choice
    Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000)

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    what frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruylopez
    Looking to buy a single speed MTB rear hub,any body got any suggestions on what type they like.
    what frame?

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    Trying to figure out the same thing... I'm curious - how are Phils superior to WI? Educate me!

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Quote Originally Posted by donmeredith74
    how are Phils superior to WI? Educate me!
    Superior?...nothing is superior, maybe a wrong analogy
    But quality at all, including the bearings and craftsmanship is awesome, don't get me
    wrong my WI are very good and I chosen them because of the price and Phil has no
    real distributor in Germany.
    Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000)

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    Phil's are better

    1) Higher flanges. High flange = shorter spokes and better spoke triangulation to make a stronger wheel with less wind up and lateral flex.
    2) Better bearings. Phil designs and produces all their bearings to tight tollerances and uses superior seals and their grease. This results in smoother rolling bearings that last longer and roll faster.
    3) They are the benchmark in quality machining and jewell like finish.
    if you have ever held one in your hand and spun it, you know what I mean.
    4) BULLET proof.

    End of lesson.

    Don't get me wrong, I love my WI DJ hubs, my Pauls, and especially my CHUB hubs with carbon shells and even higher flanges than Phil's. The cool thing is none are bad choices, but when it comes down to what will last the longest and roll the best, I pick Phil's. Phil also makes bearings that will fit many other hubs on the market.

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    I love WI stuff don't get me wrong, I have a set on my track bike, and my cyclocross bike, and 3 cranksets and a trials freewheel, but on a few sets of mtb hubs I've seen the knurling quickly wear off the hubs and loose grip on the dropouts. Friends have had to constantly replace the end caps, not sure if others have experienced this around here.

    I'm assuming that freewheel hubs are the criteria here, no one has mentioned any of the cog based SS hubs.

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    OK, I'll mention a "cog based" hub: Hope Pro2 SS/Trials.
    Loud. Easy to get chain line right. Haven't had any trouble with mine.

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    Hadley then King

    I like instant engagement on any bike but on a SS I think it's even more important. Hadleys are cheaper than Kings so I'd buy them first. I9 has even higher engagement but I've never tried them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    I am bias - White Industries. But keep in mind, everything, even if you convert an LX hub, it will last a while.
    I,m on a soul cycles hooligan with mavic wheels and a geard hub.How do you convert a LX hub to single speed. Does WI make a single speed hub or is it the eno hub your taking about.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by ruylopez
    . Does WI make a single speed hub or is it the eno hub your talking about.
    ENO are White Industries
    Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruylopez
    I,m on a soul cycles hooligan with mavic wheels and a geard hub.How do you convert a LX hub to single speed. Does WI make a single speed hub or is it the eno hub your taking about.
    Buy a Surly SS spacer kit and a Surly cog - voila, $50 SS conversion. Satisfaction STAT.
    Responds to gravity

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    I love my Industry nine wheels, I am building up a 1x5 and using a singlespeed hub for a stronger wheel, I am getting the I9 hubs with standard flanges and building myself. Hope Pro II are second on my list
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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