Novatech D791SB/792SB – best budget hubs?

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  • Novatech D791SB/792SB – best budget hubs?
  • submarined
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    10% off on eBay at the moment may be the catalyst I need to sort out a new set of tubeless road/canal wheels.

    Rims are sorted, but hub wise, the above pair can be found for about 60 quid online from China at the moment – Is there anything better out there not too far off pricewise that will build a good workhorse wheelset?

    I’m too lazy/incompetent to deal with loose bearings, so much be sealed cartridge.#

    EDIT: Sorry, 6 bolt, QR F&R

    Premier Icon lovewookie
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    They’re not bad. bearings as standard will be OK, but not brilliant. Upgrade when they wear out with some decent ones.

    Freehubs can be quite soft, so if you can, source the ones with the anti-bite guard steel strip.

    submarined
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    Ok, cheers. Can’t find any with the anti bite thing specifically mentioned. Am I right in thinking these are all 11sp road compatible? (Although I guess not as much of an issue with the new 105 cassette)

    Premier Icon lovewookie
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    yes, they should come with a spacer for 10spd/11spd mtb.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Slight hijack – any tips on sourcing Novatec freehubs without having to remortgage the house?

    Premier Icon sv
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    Depends on the model but some on AliExpress for £20-30 eg:

    Novatec F482SB FS522SB F772SB D412SB D612SB DH12SB D202SB D882SB Bicycle Hub 8/9/10/11S Aluminum Freehub Freewheel Cassette Body
    http://s.aliexpress.com/QFjiuy2i?fromSns

    Premier Icon lovewookie
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    last one I got was from sjs cycles for £25. but it depends on the model of hub. the 792 uses the B2 freehub, of which the ABG version is £35.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I have the D642, they’re about £100 on SJS and all I can find elsewhere is threads about how my freehub is going to fail any minute anyway.

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