- Silent rear hubs, Shimano? What else?
Hope with too much grease? If its bathed in grease it will be silent, bonus silence if you forget to pop the labyrinth seal back in.
I remember my formula hubs being silent on my old wheels, the ambrosia hubs on my dads roadie are pretty silent as well (although not disc).Posted 3 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Just been cleaning the Fargo and spot a broken spoke, so thoughts naturally turn to rebuilding the wheel if it gets to be a habit. Tomorrow I’ll just pop along to LBS for a replacement and a spare. Current wheelset was the first 29er wheelset to turn up in the classifieds after I got the frame, so I didn’t think too hard what I wanted, it’s a Bontrager Mustang disc set with Shimano FH-525 rear, 32 hole. Now I’ve been stockpiling a pair of Hope XC for just this moment, but after living with silent hubs again, I don’t want to go back to the buzz of Hopes for touring and lighter off road stuff.
So if you were building a strong and silent 29er rear wheel, what hub would you go for? And would you stick with 32 spokes?Posted 3 years agoPriddsSubscriber
Stealth rear hub is silence was the most important factorPosted 3 years ago
Cheers all, will keep an eye out for bargain DT and American Classic if I go with a rebuild. Spokes are plain gauge 1.8mm on the current build, I think they are OEM on older Trek Superfly, so not really designed for my fat ass and panniers bouncing down bridleways on the Fargo.Posted 3 years ago
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