- Which rear hub for a QUIET ride?
- Mary HingeMember
I've ended up with Hope ProII hubs on all my bikes, for a variety of reasons. Partly though due to the value, reliability and ease of maintenance.
But the loud clicky rear does annoy me.
I've had Shimano hubs in the past and the silence was golden, but they required constant maintenance when ridden frequently in the Peaks.
So….are there any quiet rear hubs, that are comparable to Hopes on price/reliability/ease and lack of maintenance?Posted 8 years agomboySubscriber
Shimano XTR will have much better sealing and reliability than anything lower down the range… Not cheap for sure, but comparable with your Pro 2 rear I suspect on price.
Or if you want total silence, reliability and ease of use, but don't mind gaining a bit of weight, there's always the Shimano Alfine IGH hub… 😉Posted 8 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
DT 240S is pretty quiet. And hellishly expensive. But even the noise they do make isn't as intrusive as some, which makes a big difference.
No idea how anyone could say XT is silent, nothing like it… But not too bad. And cheap of course. If XT had an alloy freehub body like Pro 2 it'd weigh barely any more, funnily enough.Posted 8 years ago
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