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  • Rear Hub – What’s best (other than Hope Pro 2!)

     Dave F updated 11 years, 3 months ago 6 Members · 11 Posts
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  • Dave F

    Member
    27 October 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve a set of wheels fitted with WTB hubs. For some reason the bearings are impossible to source (15 x 26 x 7), so I’m left with having to change the rear hub.

    I’d go for a Hope, but they’re so noisy that I’d end up never using them. Can anyone suggest an alternative? I’ve considered XT, but they’re only cup and cone bearings – prone to freezing on cold days….

    Ideally under £ 100 (not Chris King then!)

    Thanks for advice…..!

  • chrisv8

    Member
    27 October 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Shimano Saint/SLX models maybe?

  • Filthy

    Member
    27 October 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Just get the hope and slap a bit of grease on the pawls if its too noisy

  • tomlevell

    Member
    27 October 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve considered XT, but they’re only cup and cone bearings – prone to freezing on cold days….

    Really?

    I’ve never had a problem and I’ve been out in everything.

    Some old frankly knackered freehubs have had problems but that was 10 years ago.

    Cup and cone is why I stay with them.

  • Jeff

    Member
    30 October 2009 at 12:11 am
  • Dave F

    Member
    30 October 2009 at 10:40 am

    Note to self: – If you post a question, hang around for the replies…before spending £ 70 on a new hub.

    Anyone want to buy a WTB hub (after I’ve fitted the new bearings that Jeff found!!!)

    Looking forward to my Sun Spin Doctor Pro…… 😯

  • Dave F

    Member
    30 October 2009 at 11:42 am

    I menat HALO Spin Doctor….before someone corrects me (like Sean!)

  • Jeff

    Member
    30 October 2009 at 1:36 pm

    ooops

  • Dave F

    Member
    30 October 2009 at 2:35 pm

    at least I’ll have a spare Jeff

  • MiniMental

    Member
    30 October 2009 at 4:40 pm

    u spent 70 notes :O i can get them for 60 on wiggle;; platinum discount lol.

  • Dave F

    Member
    30 October 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I know mate, but that’s with the thing fitted and ready to roll

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