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    Hubs- by order of engagement points

    The hadley thread(s) got me thinking... am I missing any high engagement point hubs during my quest for a new SS rear disc wheel, cassette style?

    Hadley: 108pt - swiss watch, relatively heavy?
    King SS: 72 pt... the standard for all other hubs to be measured by (except for price)
    Hope Pro2 SS: 48 pt... light, easily serviceable, lots of options, steel driveshell standard, reasonable price... a winner?
    DT swiss 240 ss: light, how many points? centerlock rotors only.
    American Classic: 36 pts? realibility issues?

    I think I have convinced myself the Pro2's are the right balance of cost, weight, reliability, and engagement. Is there a magical SS cassette hub out there I am missing. Sure, I'll take the 72 pt King, if someone wants to cut me a sweet deal

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    I9 hubs have 120 engagement points.

    Are the 108 pt Hadleys still available? I thought they stopped selling those.

    DT swiss hubs have an interesting ratchet system. I don't know the engagement points, but they are quiet, work well, and seem to be durable with low maintenance.

    Hope Pro II hubs seem like a very nice price to performance. I have a Pro II front hub that I like. But for rear hubs, I love King. Ring drive is a long term investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowdog View Post
    Ring drive is a long term investment.
    Well stated cowdog I love the King hubset on my geared bike, but prices seem to have gone thru the roof since I bought them, plus the move to disc. ~$420 vs ~$220 retail, King SS disc vs Pro2... striking.

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    Track down an old stealth hub. Nothing else made with pawls comes close.


    They use angular contact bearings. I thought I'd seen 'instant engagement' until I rode one.

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    Profile Racing SS Hub.

    I'll have to check the engagemnt points tonight on mine.

    I have been running the DT Swiss 240 rear hub on my CX rig for a year now. No issues thus far.
    Last edited by Andy_B; 07-03-2007 at 12:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Track down an old stealth hub. Nothing else made with pawls comes close.


    They use angular contact bearings. I thought I'd seen 'instant engagement' until I rode one.
    These?




    The new stuff...http://trueprecision.net/shopping/en...s_zg_Cogs.html
    Last edited by Andy_B; 07-03-2007 at 12:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_B View Post
    These?





    .........
    That's the one.

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    any idea on weight for the stealth hubs? look like you could tie them to someone's feet and take them for a swim Jersey style. cool stuff though!

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