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    Wheel/Hub choices?

    Hey I am building up my first SS 29er and would like some help on my wheels.
    I think I narrowed it down to three hubs: Hope, King, & I9 and they will go onto Stans rims.
    Any thoughts on one over the other? I am a clyds (215) so keep that in mind if it matters.
    Oh I will be keeping the bike for years so I want it to last.
    Thanks.

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    I9 are the steeziest.

    Kings are bomb proof but kinda heavy.

    Hopes are great hubs.

    There is a review on the hope hubs with Stans Flow rims

    I9 spokes are supposed to be stronger. But, single speed hub with stans rims runs just over 1k bucks.

    If you can swing it, I'd get the I9.

    Besides you can pick up chicks with I9 hubs.

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    Hard to beat Phil Wood SS hubs...

    want them to last a looong time? These you'll be able to pass on to your grand kids.

    Slap on a ENO fw and be prepared to smile

    Of your choices though, the kings are proven performance contenders with excellent durability and customer service.

    cheers,

    rody
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    Dt Swiss or Phil Wood. DT Swiss: Very user serviceable. PW: Long Life

    I am a fan of Stans rims and Mavic too.
    Last edited by z rocks; 04-06-2008 at 06:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rody
    Hard to beat Phil Wood SS hubs...

    want them to last a looong time? These you'll be able to pass on to your grand kids.

    Slap on a ENO fw and be prepared to smile

    Of your choices though, the kings are proven performance contenders with excellent durability and customer service.

    cheers,

    rody

    What do you think of the ENO disc hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastercycleman
    What do you think of the ENO disc hubs?
    For the money, they are an excellent value.

    Precision machined with nice attention to detail and servicable bearings are the outstanding characteristics.

    The flange spoke holes are tight, requring a little effort to shape the spokes around them during building, but nothing excessive.

    Get a 12" buffing wheel and some Mother's Al compound, an extra hour in the day, and you can have them shining mirror like in no time just like the Phils.

    Plus, Doug, Lynette and the crew are tops for friendly service. Hard to stray from folks that produce a superior product and make sure that YOU are smiling in the end

    cheers,

    rody
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    Thanks,
    Looks like I am going with the Hope because I had a deal I couldnt refuse come up. Should be a good wheel when done and cant complain since the price was so good.

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    2008 Kings and Flows......my 2 cents

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