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  • Thrustyjust
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    http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_reviews.php?cPath=58&products_id=283

    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? Cheers

    go for a surly or dmr with a screw on freewheel.

    If you don’t like your hope i wouldn’t go for a cheap copy.

    drofluf
    Member

    Surly + White Industries freewheel FTW

    Get a surly, and a white ind freewheel…. About as dependable as it gets.

    I have both in the shop, let me know if you want anything.

    C

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Just to pile more pressure on… ๐Ÿ™‚


    IMAG0334 by pten2106, on Flickr

    bent udder
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    Yep – what they all said. Completely reliable. Boringly so. A little expensive if you want to switch ratios and can’t do it by changing the chainring, but that’s it, really.

    Happy to take the SS hub off your hands.

    james
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    “hated Pro 2 SS Hub”
    Why so?
    Was thinking about one of these for the 48point pickup speed

    nicolaisam
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    Was looking at a Pro2 SS hub aswell…

    mudmonster
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    My pro 2 singlespeed just keeps going and going. One of the bearings in the freehub disintegrated after a few years of solid use. But apart from that, bombproof.

    “hated Pro 2 SS Hub”
    Why so?
    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.

    Premier Icon Andy R
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    Another Pro 2 user here – mines been fine over the last three years with lots of use in crappy, shitty conditions.
    I don’t see what’s to hate about it?

    Premier Icon simon1975
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    +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.

    Thrustyjust
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    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.

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thrustyjust
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    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.

    bent udder
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    I wish I was on the money mate ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ti_pin_man
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    I’ve used a WI Eno for years now, saved my fitting a new BB or a chain device, two or three bearing changes and its been the biz.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    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…..

    Premier Icon Del
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    the dmr revolver and the on-one are the same IIRC? you can use QR with either of them.
    why don’t you send your hope back to hope and ask them to take a look at it. then you’ll get it resolved once and for all, non?

    69er
    Member

    DMR + WI here. Hub bearings die quite frequently if you ride them submerged but what wouldn’t? The freewheel seems to love it though… (and of course it’s rebuildable) plus you get the best ‘click’ ever.

    If you ride in winter you’ll need to do maintenace ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Fact.

    Thrustyjust
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    Emailed Hope to get a final answer, if none appear, it will be binned and a more ( not difficult really) reliable set up will be bought. Hence the thread to see what peeps recommend.

    nicolaisam
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    If your going to bin it,can i have it,will pay postage…Need one for a project.. ๐Ÿ˜€

    orangeboy
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    My single speed is not my main ride but built it years ago
    Surly hub plus wi free wheel just keeps working

    tazzymtb
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    got goldtec pro SS hubs on my main singlespeeds, with the ceramic bearings and optional Ti carrier they are lovely, pimpy light.

    For going for ever whilst looking lush then my woods hub with WI freewheel is fab but weighs half a ton.

    fr0sty
    Member

    Paul Components WORD hub, anyone?

    This is mine, with a White Industries freewheel.

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