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Posted on: November 3, 2009
Maybe I’m a tart but that’s one fugly hub.
All very nice but when are Shimano going to produce a Deore level singlespeed hub for the masses?
Nowt wrong with spending a tenner on a conversion kit.
very, very ugly and very expensive. Hope pro II front is lighter and half the price. Hope singlespeed rear is less money and has a proper freewheel mech plus chainline adjustment. Why would you buy these hubs? If your current wheel feels flexy, then get someone who actually knows how to build wheels to re-tension it for you or use a decent rim. All IMHO of course.
More expensive, overpriced tat…
google chub hub and one of the search results is…
chubhub.net – Social network for chubby gay guys and their admirers
curious name choice!!
back to the point- where are they made? i was trying to find the website for the company
Some interesting thoughts there…
“where are they made?” Designed in the US built in Taiwan.
Eichler: the rim and the build are not the only elements that add to the stiffness of the wheel. The large flange provides a better triangulation and therefore for a given spoke tension stability of the rim will be better.
As I was writing the review I thought these would be a Marmite product. Yes they are expensive but the finish is really very nice, on par with Chris King, I’d say (but you get a pair of these for the cost of a rear ‘King). Aesthetics are pretty subjective but on the whole I’d say most people I’ve talked to liked them. Whatever happens you can’t deny that they draw a lot of attention, which, I’m sure, is enough reason for some buyers
Personally I like the fact that The Hive are approaching design from a different standpoint- there are plenty of CNC machined hubs out there already! I hear that geared hubs are in the pipeline at the moment although I can’t guarantee that they were developed in conjunction with chubby gay guys!
[i]the large flange provides a better triangulation and therefore for a given spoke tension stability of the rim will be better[/i]
Wow! Everyday is a school day around here! grandmother, eggs…..
“All very nice but when are Shimano going to produce a Deore level singlespeed hub for the masses?”
hear hear, been going on about this to them for years, a 32T/bash SLX SS crank also.
Twin them with deep section rims for super-stiff wheels.
Does anyone make spokes that short?
I’d hope so, otherwise BMX wheels would be a bit rubbish with no spokes
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