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 Post subject: Bitex Hubs
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Hi

I'm struggling to understand the Bitex Hub range

I'm ordering a set of 38mm road wheels and a set of 29er wheels from farsport

Road bike is standard QR front / QR rear
The MTB is a standard QR rear / 15mm axle front

I see the edhubs farsport sell are also Bitex but are $40 more expensive and I'm not sure what model ?

I'm after the best (quality, light) hubs they do

Farsports webshop - http://www.wheelsfar.com/38mm-clincher- ... p-220.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
BITEX - http://www.bitexhubs.com/htm/products.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cheers in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Bitex Hubs
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:19 pm 
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I can't help you with your original question, but please review those 29er rims once you've had some time on them. Weight, build quality, tubeless setup, etc. I haven't actually managed to find any reviews for the farsport 29er rims yet which totally precludes me from buying them.


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 Post subject: Re: Bitex Hubs
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 Post subject: Re: Bitex Hubs
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Yes iv also had trouble finding any reviews, I was going to get the Light-bicycle (new process) 29er wheels but the farsport road wheels get good reviews and they are available with more hub options and sapim spokes to I thought id take the gamble with the FS 29er's and order at the same time.
When I figure out how to upload a picture ill post a cross section pic of the farsport 29er's they seem to have a good bead hook which should help with a tubeless setup and they also have a ti wire in the bead hook ?

Off course ill post a review (I'm new to this forum but active on other MTB forums) on here

I just need someone to help me select the hubs so I can order :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bitex Hubs
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:49 am 
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I think the Edhubs are Bitex RAR9/RAF10. And that the $40 is for ceramic bearings.
But I'd verify with Farsports.


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 Post subject: Bitex Hubs
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:43 am 
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I have ordered a set of the wider 38mm rims with novatec disc hubs for my cx bike. I will post some details once they arrive (shipped last Saturday).


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 Post subject: Re: Bitex Hubs
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:07 pm 
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womp wrote:
Hi

I'm struggling to understand the Bitex Hub range

I'm ordering a set of 38mm road wheels and a set of 29er wheels from farsport

Road bike is standard QR front / QR rear
The MTB is a standard QR rear / 15mm axle front

I see the edhubs farsport sell are also Bitex but are $40 more expensive and I'm not sure what model ?

I'm after the best (quality, light) hubs they do

Farsports webshop - http://www.wheelsfar.com/38mm-clincher- ... p-220.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
BITEX - http://www.bitexhubs.com/htm/products.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cheers in advance

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I have look at Bitex hub and edHub sometime ago.

I think that edhubs are made by Bitex for Farsport. Yes it could be the RAR9, RAF10 hubs.
The RAR9 use 4, 6802 bearing and the RaF10 (front hub) use 4 x 688 tiny bearing. Edhub have the same bearing size (from Mae at Farsports). Those hubs are light but might required more frequent bearing change because of the limited load capacity.

If you chose Bitex hubs, Farsport use the A713SB Front and the RAR12 rear hubs for there wheel.
The Bitex RAR12/13/16 use Bearing:6802*2+6902*2
* one 6902 is in the end of the cassette body and one 6902 is in the hub-drive side which connect with the cassette
The A713SB and RAF 13 use 2 x 699 bearing.

I have order and received a set of the new aero profile wheel 38 mm from Farsport and love them (Angela : sales4@farsports.cn - She is very good answering your question) but I chose the DTSwiss 240 hubs, front radial laced rear, 2 cross on both side because of the flange size on those hub (same small diameter on both side). DT Swiis 240 have bigger bearing than Bitex.

Between the Edhubs or the Bitex hubs, the BItex hubs RAR12 is likely more durable for a little extra weight because of the bigger bearing. At the front, I would prefer bigger bearing that the 699 but this bearing size is often used and does the job. Tiny 688 bearing at the front Edhub, even if there 4 of those, don't appeal to me. Axle size is also smaller (8 mm instead of 9 mm). If you are extra light person , you might chose differently.

I have not look at MTB hubs...

I hope this help.


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 Post subject: Re: Bitex Hubs
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:10 pm 
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I've had a couple Bitex fronts with the four small 688s. None have gone bad and the hubs roll pretty well.

I ride a lot of rough roads but I'm about 145 lbs.


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 Post subject: Re: Bitex Hubs
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:11 am 
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what's betther for mtb? these bitex hubs of novatec 711 & 712?

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