Superstar Freewheels – Has yours gone bang?

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  • theraggyone
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    Mines in a box ready to send back when ive got the time. its a trizoid enduro hub and its started creaking badly when pressure is put on it , its only 6 months old .only reason im slow to return it is the front wheel has been written of in a crash and ive replaced them with hope hoops so im in no hurry . I will sell them on when ive got them repaired. I should of brought hopes in the first place it was a very expensive mistake buying superstars….

    zerocool
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    Nope, been abusing my Switch hubs for about 4 years now without any servicing and still going strong.

    I tell a lie, tensioned a few spokes out in the alps this year after a few sideways landings

    Tom KP

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    Mine went last pop year, ended up in 3 bits. Replaced under warranty tho. Then snapped the axle this year

    andyrm
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    Nope, my old Switch were brilliant in the 2 years I had that bike. My Tesla is spot on too. Sounds like you were fairly looked after re: warranty so no cause for concern.

    naffa
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    Freehub on my Tesla was replaced under warranty with no fuss. It did fail after only 30-40 miles though. I’ve now done a few hundred miles on it without any further issues

    Premier Icon neilc1881
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    Had trouble with a switch evo after 1 month, replaced on warranty very promptly. Since then I have had no trouble at all. Overall I have been very happy with them.

    Premier Icon jairaj
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    There has been a few reports of Tesla freehubs failing. Most if not all seem to get replaced under warranty.

    The Switch hub seems a bit more durable heard about a lot less failures and they’ve been about for quite a while now.

    I’ve had 2 years off a Switch in all sorts of conditions with no issues.

    OP – What hubs did you have?

    chris_db
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    Both me and a friend have had Superstar freewheels break on us in the last month, both hubs <12 months old. Superstar happily replaced under warranty.

    Anyone else had this happen or are we just unlucky?

    Chris

    B_Leach
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    I’ve been putting in at least 100 miles a week on a superleggera hub for well over two years now. Other than a couple of snapped spokes, they’ve not skipped a beat.

    I did accept superstars hit and miss reputation, and didn’t come a cropper. They were the best spec for the money at the time!

    In before the octoporn…

    warpcow
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    Switch freehub cracked after about 9 months. Replaced with a steel one.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Mate’s switch one split, think he fitted the steel one to replace it. The wheels have had a fair bit of use though.

    Premier Icon al
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    I’ve split three Switch alloy freehubs, they just shear. S* gave me a steel one (which is made of pig iron its so heavy) ‘cos they wouldn’t accept it was a shit design of hub. Seen a few Tesla’s exploded too. Mind you, I’m having to think hard for a brand I’ve not broken or seen broken first hand. Everything is shit, really.

    darkslider
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    I’ve got a Trizoid hub on a DH 595 wheelset that’s been faultless for 18 months. Still runs perfectly true I’ve only had to nip up one or two spokes in the whole time I’ve had it, no other maintenance whatsoever.

    warpcow
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    I seem to remember that Novatec (manufacturer of what S* calls the Switch hubs) replaced all freehubs with steel ones on their factory wheels that use the ‘Switch’ hub, so for S* to say it’s not a build issue is pooh. Story was on mtbr a couple of years ago.

    Premier Icon johnnystorm
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    My alloy FH cracked, but it was on a second hand pair of wheels. Replaced with steel. I can’t feel overly upset as it was a 30 second job to replace and I can’t be certain of the use/abuse they’d had before I got them. The pair I’ve owned from new (~2 years) are still going fine.

    handyandy
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    both myself and a friend have the AM wheelset, and both are fine after a year of 4x and trail centres. No issues to report, sorry .

    chris_db
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    My hub is a Switch. Replacement freewheel working well so far.

    Premier Icon neil853
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    Freewheel knackered, snapped axle and bearings gone in 12 months

    theboatman
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    My supraleggra started slipping after a few months, the ‘customer service’ was offensive in my attemps to get this sorted. Was a shame, they looked mint and were built well.

    KevinPP
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    Superstar rear hubs on 3 bikes and no problems. Oldest is about 2 years, newest 8 months.

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    No, mine switch is a year old and fine. Not been hammered but i am a biffer!!

    After 4 years of not touching my switch hubs, Ive just replaced the freehub (cracked) with a steel one and put a new set of bearings in. They have been flawless, never had any problems with any of my superstar kit.

    MrSynthpop
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    I’ve got one of the old xc/am subzero wheelsets from late 2010, other than needing a regrease they have been fine although they have not been used all that frequently in the last year.

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    My supraleggra started slipping after a few months, the ‘customer service’ was offensive in my attemps to get this sorted. Was a shame, they looked mint and were built well.

    Mine did this.. twice. They did replace them both times without fuss though..

    carlphillips
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    Sponging machine from here had his go bang, replaced without fuss and in good time.

    nealy
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    5,000km on my Switch hubs with original freehub and it’s still fine if a little chewed up by the cassette. Bearings were replaced after about 1,000km with EZO and are still smooth

    hazza123
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    I cracked my freehub on the trizoid dh hub and could do with replacing it before long, not currently in a rush as have stuck a spacer over the cracked part and adjusted mech accordingly. Will a steel freehub of any sort fit? as i don’t currently fancy forking out 60 quid on one of their freehubs, bearings in both wheels need replacing though.

    nixon
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    I’ve got a Superleggera hub and the freehub is still going fine, probs a couple of years old now.

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