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    ... and if we just ... Syntace Straight MX boost hub

    I've always wanted a set of these hubs, but something always got in the way - not available, no centerlock option, too expensive compared to traditional options.

    A seller on the bay posted some centerlock boost sets a few months ago for $380. Last week he lowered it to $300 and with the 15% discount today I got them for $255. That didn't sound smug, but be assured I am very proud of myself at the moment.

    I'm thinking a 27.5 xc build, Newmen SLA 25 rim, CN 424 spokes.



    Gonna be sweet.

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    These hubs have been on my radar for some time.
    Like a really well executed over built version of dt's.
    Never seen a pair in person, post some pics when you get them.
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    Want to trade for a totally cool hope pro4??

    Ive been eyeing those for a while. Also the newmens, but they're both sort of similar.

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    I read bad things about the Newmen hubs on the German speaking forums. The Syntace seem more proven. Compared to dt 240, a bit more exotic, 40 pts engagement included, steel reinforced freehub, good preload control, silent ratchet upgrade available.

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    I got these in. Initial thoughts.

    The preload system is super simple and doesn't actually preload the bearings like Shimano's design can do, for instance. It only limits the amount of force the ta can exert on them.

    The seller said there were 36 poe but there are actually 45.

    The freehub has three American Classic engraved steel inserts. These should be more durable than an average ti freehub (I've notched my WI CLD+).

    The finish is bland.

    Full take down requires a dowel rod to knock off the nds end cap.

    The bearings are obviously full of grease. It doesn't "spin for days". This is good in my book.

    I used the dt 350 sp numbers in the spoke calculator (with adjusted flange distances) and it worked out.

    Rear NDS flange is 7mm inboard compared to DT 350. That gives a 76% tension ratio compared to 61%. I would be happy with 61% and more stiffness.

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