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 Post subject: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Hi I've got xentis squad 4.2'a which I just don't get along with.they feel dead /lifeless..before I give up on them and sell them, wasting loads of money, would changing the hubs enable me to stiffen them up, thus giving them more feel and life? At present they have dt swiss 240s hubs which apparently are quite narrow.if I put say tune mig mags on, which are wider, could I tension the spokes more thus stiffening the rims?


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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:49 pm 
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Unless you are experiencing unacceptably high flex from the rear wheel, changing hubs won't help.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:45 pm 
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What spokes have you got? Try some stiffer ones?


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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:45 pm 
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What do you mean by "dead" could mean alot of things.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:20 am 
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not sure what spokes.possibly sapim cxray.dead as in when you put power down they feel sluggish !!! unlike my campag eurus which are amazing and sort of zing along ???


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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:53 am 
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Have you tried different tires to find out whether the lack of riding fun comes from the wheels themselves?


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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:33 am 
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Tyres were my first thought too. Have you tried running Veloflex tyres? Tyre pressure is also something that can be easily monitored that can take the zing out of a ride if too low.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:13 pm 
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As mentioned, this could be a tire issue.


Swapping hubs won't do anything though. Yeah the DTs have relatively narrow spacing, but swapping to a wider flanged hubset will only make a difference laterally, not necessarily torsionally.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:52 pm 
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Yep.change pressure and tyres from schwalbe ultremo zx HD to Michelin pro race 4.
Trouble with this prob if that I haven't come across anyone who has them or any reviews.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:55 pm 
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Think I've sorted it.although not the bling look,....I've bought some campag shamal ultras..!!! Hopefully get something back on Ebay?
Thx for the input, think I was flogging a dead horse?

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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:53 pm 
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Ok.this should do the trick...!!!???
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 Post subject: Re: Changing hubs.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:57 pm 
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Sorry about the multiple piks.don't know how that happened.

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