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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Seriously considering a set of these hubs because they're light, a bit different (!) and appears they can be serviced at home.

There seem to be a few horror stories about the freehubs (I'll be using an XX1 type), but I was told alot of the issues have been fixed in the last year or so.

What are previous/existing users opinions?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:09 pm 
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I never had an issue with my Prince/Princess hubs.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Used King/Kong with XX1 all season on a AMbike without any problems. Really satisfied.

But serviced at home? Pretty hard to get the body off without Tune's extractor but you're right about it else.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:44 pm 
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i've never had a single issue with 3 or 4 sets of king/kong hubs from 2008 with tones of mud and kms on most of those. The Prince hub (rear) form 2009, howenver, failed in the freehub after 5 years of moderate use. i'd opt for Kong with rear hub therefore.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:05 am 
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Hi There,

I've run king and kong and prince and princess on several bikes and they have been great. I would suggest that the issue Sandal from above had with the freewheel body failing has nothing to do with the hub being a princess rather than a kong. They both run the same freewheel bodies. (Although there is a Skyline freewheel body which is used on the Princess, but I would assume the additional machining that differentiates the Skyline freewheel body from the regular one was not the failure point).

Enjoy, they're great hubs ;-)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:58 pm 
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Sandal wrote:
i've never had a single issue with 3 or 4 sets of king/kong hubs from 2008 with tones of mud and kms on most of those. The Prince hub (rear) form 2009, howenver, failed in the freehub after 5 years of moderate use. i'd opt for Kong with rear hub therefore.

You know both hubs have had an almost complete redesign since then?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:33 pm 
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yes, i know, they are different and still perfect. nevertheless, i'm cautios to try Prince again... :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:40 am 
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Sandal wrote:
with tones of mud

"Under the Moon of Love" perhaps?

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