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    Surly rear hub vs. ENO eccentric rear: WEIGHT?

    A buddy wants to swap wheels:

    I've got a Mavic 819 laced to an ENO eccentric hub.
    He has an 819 laced to a Surly hub. He'll toss in a new tire to even the deal.

    My recent frame upgrade to horizontal drops means I don't need the eccentric tensioner (althought I've never had slippage over several months use).

    I'm considering the simplicity of the Surly hub but am wondering about the weight penalty.

    QUESTION: What is the weight difference between the Surly and the ENO eccentric?

    I've searched the net without much success for reported weights.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I've had both. Neither is light but they aren't total boat anchors either. Never actually weighted them, but I built both from scratch so they were free of rim and spokes. From my "holding them in my hand" experience I'd say they are pretty similar in weight and I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Just weighted them fresh out of the box/bag:

    Surly fix/free 135mm = 324 grams

    ENO Ecc Fix/Free 135mm = 330 grams

    So you'll have a weight advantage on the hub of 6 whole grams :-)

    JJ

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