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    Stan's Neo hubs - any good?

    I have not had much luck finding a lot of recent review info out there on Stan's Neo hubs with the Durasync 6 pawl freehub. Seems a few years ago they wer enot the best quality. Thinking of putting a Stan's flow S1 with the neo hub on my 27.5+ bike. I'm 6'1", around 215 lbs. Bike came with 29mm (internal width) wheels with 2.8" tires. I like that combo.

    Does anybody has any experience with them? Durability for heavier rider?

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    I am interested in this too, been looking at the stans baron for my fuse 6fattie


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    Bicycles donít have motors or batteries.:nono:

    Ebikes are not bicycles :nono:

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    I checked out the thread in the link a few days ago. I was also looking for some updated info on the Neo. There seems to be very little after the old thread dropped off.
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    This thread is from 2015-17. Hence why I said "recent" reviews. I have to believe they made improvements!

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    I decided to go with a DT Swiss XM481 wheel with an Onyx hub. Should be bullet proof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicch95 View Post
    This thread is from 2015-17. Hence why I said "recent" reviews. I have to believe they made improvements!
    Having seen enough local riding buddies destroy Stans hubs....even those that ride like *****cats.....I swore off their hubs long ago. Friends don't let friends ride Stans hubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    Having seen enough local riding buddies destroy Stans hubs....even those that ride like *****cats.....I swore off their hubs long ago. Friends don't let friends ride Stans hubs.

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    Depends on what good is. Are they better than formula? Yes
    Are they actually very good? No

    I see bigger guys destroy them. I've had issues with the bearings just spinning real bad. Almost like the hub shell is too small and the bearings are just crushed in there.

    Their rims are very good, at least in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    Friends don't let friends ride Stans hubs.
    ... avoid anything S(a)tans at all costs
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    I have a set of Sentry rims laced to Neo hubs built in 05/2018. I've been very happy with the rims--hold the tire well, are super durable, and pretty light. But I've broken the rear hub in several different ways several different times over the past two years. In particular I shattered the axle housing three times.

    Stan's has always been responsive and made good on their warranty, and FWIW once I installed the steel axle housing (03/2019) I haven't had any problems.

    Oh, except for last weekend when for about 30 seconds I had zero engagement. I think the pawls froze in place. Well... I *hope* that's what happened.

    Long story short, friends don't let friends run Neo hubs.

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    They're very cheap Asian made hubs with a gross amount of markup.

    Its hard to justify their rims these days too, really. There's so many better options at a lower price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Its hard to justify their rims these days too, really. There's so many better options at a lower price.
    Suggestions for the "others" you referred to?😎
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    4 years now on a 3.30 SS hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Suggestions for the "others" you referred to?
    Same here. I'm shopping wheels; I'd love to hear some suggestions.

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    Stay away from the Stan's hubs if you make a lot of power or are riding SS.

    Can't go wrong with I9, DT Swiss, Onyx, or Hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coal-Cracker View Post
    Same here. I'm shopping wheels; I'd love to hear some suggestions.

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    Guess we're on our own. I posted a separate thread on here got mixed reviews. I had a set of 135 hubs eons ago and was looking to get another set for current boost bike. Guess I could pickup a set of 142's and run boostenator kits.
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    Hope or 350 hubs are priced about the same as stans hubs, but world's better.

    I really like the Easton/RF ARC series of rims. They're priced similar. Spanks are great, or dt's. There's really a lot of options. Stan's wheels have such an incredible amount of markup that they compete directly with much better products.

    Chinese carbon on dt hubs is surprisingly affordable. It's an option worth checking out.

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    Stan's rims and DT 350 hubs are a great match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Guess we're on our own. I posted a separate thread on here got mixed reviews. I had a set of 135 hubs eons ago and was looking to get another set for current boost bike. Guess I could pickup a set of 142's and run boostenator kits.
    I've been building lots of wheels with Raceface Arcs and either Hope or Bike Hub Store hubs. Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I've been building lots of wheels with Raceface Arcs and either Hope or Bike Hub Store hubs. Good stuff.
    My go-to plus build (I've built a few sets for myself and others) is the RF Arcs (I like the 40s) and I9 Hydras, with DT comp spokes and DT brass Squorx nipples. Bombproof wheel that sets up tubeless easily and is plenty light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickBullottaPA View Post
    My go-to plus build (I've built a few sets for myself and others) is the RF Arcs (I like the 40s) and I9 Hydras, with DT comp spokes and DT brass Squorx nipples. Bombproof wheel that sets up tubeless easily and is plenty light.
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    A set of Hydra hubs are about the same price as stans whole wheelset. Nice hubs, but not quite the same price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Hope or 350 hubs are priced about the same as stans hubs, but world's better.

    I really like the Easton/RF ARC series of rims. They're priced similar. Spanks are great, or dt's. There's really a lot of options. Stan's wheels have such an incredible amount of markup that they compete directly with much better products.

    Chinese carbon on dt hubs is surprisingly affordable. It's an option worth checking out.
    Yeah I have 350's on my older carbon 928's and 240's on my older alloy e13's. I could get similar discount on carbon e13 race set but wasnt really looking to go that pricing route. I do know someone who builds wheels but usually high end sets. I'll check with him on Chinese rims on 350's.
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    BTLOS carbon rims on DT 350 hubs is about $680.

    Thats what I mean about stans pricing. You can get stans knockoff ghetto tubeless aluminum rims with cheap chinese hubs for about the same price as carbon rims on one of the strongest hubs on the market. on the market.

    A realistic price for stans wheels is more like $350 a set, imo. My cost, full retail price for a set of flows on asian hubs is $304 with butted spokes. If I factor in discounts for tiny volume, like 10 sets, I could sell them for $350 and make a total killing. I get that they have significant overhead, but that doesnt change that the parts are readily available for a smaller builder to sell too.

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