Superstar wheel deal, hubs any good?
No doubt there will be the superstar haters along here soon but..
I have the Trizoid hubs on 490 Rims,although they were a bit slack out of the box, overall they are a great value wheelset, they have been excellent on the lakes trails,and get some serious abuse, a favourite on the local Keswick night rides, Highly recommended.. 😉Posted 4 years agotwoninerMember
Looking for some new wheels for the whyte. Seen these on superstar
Anyone got any thoughts/experience with the Switch Evo Hubs?Posted 4 years agoretro83Member
I think you’ll find negative posts about any component. People love a moan (myself firmly included!)
Mine have been reet so far. Much quieter than Pro 2s they replaced, but otherwise seem perfectly good. And unlike my Hopes, they didn’t arrive with nackered bearings. 😡
The sentinel rims also seem pretty good, but the wheel build however wasn’t great. Spokes felt pretty loose, so I ended up buying a spoke key and fixed it myself.Posted 4 years agoKevinPPMember
Hubs are fine. Bearings are a bit crap but easily (and cheaply) replaced with better quality ones when they do go. Mine lasted about 12 months. Didn’t stop me getting another one for my new wheels. Even with new bearings they are cheaper than Hopes, and just as light.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Seen a few of the Switch freehubs broken like that but it’s an easy part to replace and there was no quibbling. Not ideal but wouldn’t be a dealbreaker for me. Not sure about the Tesla.
SS’s aftersales can be questionable… But to be honest at the prices you can almost consider it a collection of parts, even if you’re unhappy with the build and decide to pay for a rebuild immediately, it’s still not a bad deal.Posted 4 years agowarpcowMember
The broken freehub is a common thing on quite a few Novatec hub. They even replaced them all with steel freehubs on their own-branded wheelsets. Happened to my Superstars, aswell as the bearings dying quickly, but they’re all common and easily replaced so I’d still say the wheels are good value overall.Posted 4 years agohugoagogoMember
I got some superstar switch/ stans flows wheels and wish I’d paid a bit more for some decent wheels. The spokes loosened after a couple of rides on pretty flat ground, had to have them tensioned twice – you could twiddle them with your finger and thumb they were that lose.
The rear bearings went pretty quickly the front lasted a couple of months longer. All in all I’m less than impressed, they’ll be getting put right and fooked off. Lesson learned, you buy cheap you buy twice.Posted 4 years ago
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