I have been investigating hubs choices in depth for about three weeks now.
On this thread I started on another forum the White Industries hubs come highly recommended by several very well respected wheel builders, including my own. As a result I am ordering a set of them.http://forums.roadbikereview.com/wheels ... 22736.html
My conclusions are as follows:
DT Swiss - super quality, long lasting, easily serviceable in most shops and at home. Easily upgradeable star ratchet system for quicker pick up, probably one of the most sold quality hubs out there and used by many OEM's. A great do it all hub. Coulour options - black on red!
Tune - Lightest reasonably durable, quality hub, though durability not quite up to the standard of the other I mention. Tune spares and hub availability very poor. Lots of colour choices. The factory currently has issues with the rear freehub so supply will be delayed for some time (don't ask where I heard this from!
White Industries - Super quality, lasts forever, not the lightest option. Good colour choices, silver polishes up so you need sunglasses to look at them directly, possibly the prettiest of them all. Factory service superb.
Chris King R45's - Last forever. Super guarantee. Not too light either. Light servicing easily carried out, but full servicing requires proprietary tools costing $180 currently (most shops don't have the tool). Bearings are also proprietary. The seals cause the hubs to have more drag than others (some wheel builders told me the drag disappears with use, others disagreed). Lots of colour options.
Alchemy - Highly regarded and durable. Just a tad heavier than the Tune hubs but lighter than the others. Wide flange spacing builds more laterally rigid wheels than the other hubs mentioned. Supply sketchy. No Campagnolo compatibility and won't be for some time yet. Three colour options.
The Fairwheel bikes hub review is good but talking to the people at the shop will give you a better insight into the foibles of each one that do not appear in the review.
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