- Hope rear hub possible alternative?
had my Pitch for a few years now and have some wobble in my rear hub. I think it’s on its way out so looking to replace before it fails down a nice big hill.
Looking at a nice hope one, but wondering if there is anything nearly as good for less cash… I’ve read the reviews about the one from superstar and that sounds a bit rubbish so will probably give it a miss.
What are peoples experiences with different hubs. I ride in the south downs a lot with some rough terrain so something that can take a bit of stick there and at trail centres.
taPosted 5 years agomindmap3Member
Another vote for Bulbs if you go own the second hand route. All of mine have been fab. I’m still using a pair of original five bolt jobbies from god knows when.
Other than Hope I’m not so sure. The Superstar jobbies seem to be hit and most other stuff seems quite expensive.Posted 5 years agoMark NMember
have some wobble in my rear hub
Replace the bearings, problem sorted.
+++ It is going to be worn bearings, loose balls or cartridge type. Both are relatively easy to sort. Much more cost effective than a new wheel. Never had a shop do it for me so not sure of their cost. As I rcall I have spent about £15 on getting cartridge bearings and then just knocking the old ones out and swapping. All done in 30 mins.
It could even be that the cones are loose if you have a cup and cone hub.Posted 5 years agoMark NMember
Have a look at the Park Tool web site. They have a very good bike maint guide avail on line.Posted 5 years ago
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