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 Post subject: Light Boost Hubs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:08 am 
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I'm looking for Boost hubs with J-bend flanges, Center Lock, and XD driver that are lighter than DT 240s. Any suggestions besides DT 180? Anything cheap and Asian (that's not heavier than 240s)?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:46 am 
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Lelandjt wrote:
I'm looking for Boost hubs with J-bend flanges, Center Lock, and XD driver that are lighter than DT 240s. Any suggestions besides DT 180? Anything cheap and Asian (that's not heavier than 240s)?

IIRC, Fairwheel Bikes did a pretty thorough hub review recently. Check it out. I think it reviews quite a few nice hubs.

I think some of the pricey euro hubs are in it, along with DT, King, WHite, etc.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:10 am 
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Lelandjt wrote:
I'm looking for Boost hubs with J-bend flanges, Center Lock, and XD driver that are lighter than DT 240s. Any suggestions besides DT 180? Anything cheap and Asian (that's not heavier than 240s)?


Those requirements pretty much lock you into DT or WI. You are marrying SRAM land (XD/Boost) with Shimano (Centerlock).


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Now I'm easing up on the J-bend and centerlock requirements and considering the Exfralite Hyper Boost hubs.


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 Post subject: Re: Light Boost Hubs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:39 pm 
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Okay, I'm now down to Extralite Hyperboost or Carbon-Ti SP Boost. Extralite is a little lighter and two people on here said they like their's but one person warned they aren't sealed well enough to handle the MTB environment and he recommended Carbon-Ti. Any input?


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 Post subject: Re: Light Boost Hubs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:44 pm 
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tune?

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 Post subject: Re: Light Boost Hubs
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Among the 3 brands Tune seems to have the worst reputation for durability so I left it out. Maybe weak freehub pawls? I like that the Extralite Hyper2 is the lightest. Its weakness seems to be aluminum parts in the freehub mechanism will get ground down if dirt gets in and isn't cleaned out. This doesn't seem like a problem for me since I regrease my freehubs pretty often (it's quick and easy so why not). Carbon-Ti is a little heavier but maybe better sealed or steel freehub guts?


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 Post subject: Re: Light Boost Hubs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:19 am 
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I think that was problem like 5 years ago with tune freehubs, haven't heard about it for a long time

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 Post subject: Re: Light Boost Hubs
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Lelandjt wrote:
Among the 3 brands Tune seems to have the worst reputation for durability so I left it out. Maybe weak freehub pawls? I like that the Extralite Hyper2 is the lightest. Its weakness seems to be aluminum parts in the freehub mechanism will get ground down if dirt gets in and isn't cleaned out. This doesn't seem like a problem for me since I regrease my freehubs pretty often (it's quick and easy so why not). Carbon-Ti is a little heavier but maybe better sealed or steel freehub guts?

The ratchet engagement Alu parts in Extralite rear hubs are replaceable. But you are right. The seals are weaker so cleaning more often is necessary for better longevity.
http://www.extralite.com/Products/Hyper%20JR.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Light Boost Hubs
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Newmen hubs...go to : http://www.newmen-components.de/de/


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 Post subject: Re: Light Boost Hubs
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I am using Extralite boost hubs with Enve M50 rims on my Ripley LS. No troubles at all with these hubs so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Light Boost Hubs
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Lelandjt wrote:
Okay, I'm now down to Extralite Hyperboost or Carbon-Ti SP Boost. Extralite is a little lighter and two people on here said they like their's but one person warned they aren't sealed well enough to handle the MTB environment and he recommended Carbon-Ti. Any input?

After more 1 year, my Extralite HyperBoost hubs works great. I have put them through several rainy and muddy marathon races. Carefull power wash after each of them. They are still holding great. Very well sealed. Checked regularly. No water or mud inside after the muddy events.


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