Talk to me about SS Hubs
Anyone got feedback on superstar hubs, especially the singlespeed one above. I thinks its a sensible route to getting rid of my hated Pro 2 SS Hub, but anything that doesnt require a rebuild every 2 weeks is good to me. Anyone had good or bad things about these? CheersPosted 5 years agoSinglespeed_ShepMember
“hated Pro 2 SS Hub”
Was thinking about one of these for the 48point pickup speed
I’ve never had a problem with mine. The one in my salsa has taken a serious beating with all the crap weather and gritty trails. Still going strong.
Just think the surly hub freewheel is a bit nicer and niche.Posted 5 years agosimon1975Subscriber
+1 for screw-on hubs.
But I found that the Surly bearings died pretty quickly compared to hubs with standard bearings. I think they were slightly tapered on my Surly with nuts to take the play out.
So it’s DMR Revolver ftw although the axle seems to be rusting prematurely on LadyAlex’s… The On-one ones were great, but I don’t think they’ve done them for a while.Posted 5 years ago
Theres a thread about my ‘odd’ Pro 2 hub which has non standard issue seals in which like water like ducks. Rebuilding it every 2 weeks at the moment. Its been a nightmare and with Hope being adamant of not being a differing seal in it means I am just sick to the back teeth of it. The Surly is nice, but is a bloody heavy set up. i had a Surly and WI on a tin inbred in the past and worked fine, but on a Ti + carbon SS is not really what I wanted to do. Big nasty bolt on axle ,I dont think i could tighten due to cowled dropouts.Posted 5 years agofirestarterSubscriber
After using various ss hubs for years , including surly. I prefer using a geared one now with spacer kit. Cheap cogs, easy to change , good chainline and even carry a spare or different ratio if you want. Meant to be a slightly stronger wheel with wider hub but I’ve never destroyed a wheel on a single speed. Doesn’t look quite so trick maybe is its only downfall 😉Posted 5 years ago
Like I said, I dont think I could tighten the nuts on the dropots due to the cowl round the dropouts. It is very tight and goes over halfway round the dropout. Currently the Hope hub , I have a pair of M12 or M10 Ti bolts holding it it, socket cap, so is OK. Was looking at Tarty Bikes stuff last night, as they have bolt in hubs with allen bolts. The WI hubs look nice but at a cost.Posted 5 years agobent udderMember
Actually, Mick’s on the money. I’ve got an old Hope XC on my 26″ singlespeed, and just bought a pair of Hope Hoops (Pro 2 Evo hubs – the rear’s the geared job) for the 29er. I can put a reach mech on both bikes, so having the flexibility is important. No problems with the Hope XC. I’ll let you know how the Pro 2 Evo works out.Posted 5 years agoononeorangeSubscriber
I put a Superstar SS hub on my bike 2 or 3 years back and it gets used most weeks, and I’m not exactly a lightweight user. Apart from greasing the pawls after the first use or so (there was no grease in there so it sounded terrible) it’s been great so far.
Ask again in 15 years for a proper opinion…..Posted 5 years ago
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