Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:02 pm

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:26 pm
Posts: 839
The only reason to go for a Tune hub over an Alchemy is weight. I chose Alchemy over Tune. In my view if there is one thing on a bike where strength and durability are more important than weight it's wheels.

If you wanted a super light (under 1000gms) low profile specialist climbing wheel you will have to go for something like Tune. If you want a wheel for regular use or a high profile wheel go Alchemy. It's a no brainer. Alchemy are designed to be ultra water resistant too. You can whack them through rainy conditions with no problems at all.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:29 am
Posts: 99
hi, I just got my MAG170 from starbike (172g)
Image

I would like to know how to remove the right aluminum cap as mentioned in the instruction?


Top
   
Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:43 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:09 pm
Posts: 1388
Location: Aix en Provence
So is the 170 replacing the 180 or are they both continued?


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:29 pm
Posts: 767
Location: Springdale, AR
My question to heavy owners would be have you developed any serious play in the barings since owning/building up a rear using either hub?

_________________
Specialized Allez 06' "Rain Bike" 21.50lbs
Neuvation F100 11' "Road Bike" 16.80lbs
Specialized Tarmac Pro 11' "WW Bike" 14.25lbs


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:06 pm 
Offline
Shop Owner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:22 pm
Posts: 3705
Location: Tucson, Az.
excremanwu wrote:

I would like to know how to remove the right aluminum cap as mentioned in the instruction?


Just pull it off. It's not threaded it's just press fit.

LionelB wrote:
So is the 170 replacing the 180 or are they both continued?


The 170 replaced the 180 and surprisingly even though it got lighter it got better in quite a few ways. The biggest is that we've not seen nor heard of a single case of the creaking issue that some of the 180 hubs suffered from.

_________________
Fair Wheel Bikes

Fair Wheel Blog

Instagram


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:09 pm
Posts: 1388
Location: Aix en Provence
That's good to hear on the 170. My 180 took 3 trips to Tune to get the damn creak out :( Been happy with it since though.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:29 am
Posts: 99
madcow wrote:

Just pull it off. It's not threaded it's just press fit.


thank you, but it is too tight for me to do it by hand.... :noidea:

I put it close to my ear and turn the freewheel very very slowly, the engagement sound of MAG170 is just a single "tat" instead of MAG 180's "tat" "tat" "tat"....
I believe the engagement of MAG170 will be better.

btw, my solution to MAG180's creaking issue
Image
Image
Image
Image
not sure is it work for all, but it works for mine


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:19 am
Posts: 811
Location: Brisbane, Oz
Pawl filing fixed my MAG180.


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:24 pm
Posts: 350
Sorry for digging up this old thread. But since there are quite a few of Alchemy ORC-UL hubs on the road now, how do these compare to the Mig170?

_________________
I Will make the leap


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Tune stem, why spacer on top?

in Road

Canofale

10

915

Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:58 am

Canofale View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) TUNE AC 16+17 MTB Quick Release Set

in Road

addictR1

13

1031

Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:32 am

TarugoKing View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Re-covering tune speedneedle

in Road

Martin.F

1

201

Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:03 am

Fixie82 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Lightweight Bottle Cage - Tune??

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

nibby

16

1023

Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:27 pm

jrmynthn View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Similar saddle shape to Tune Kom Vor

in Road

SLCBrandon

7

594

Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:34 am

SLCBrandon View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], mnmasotto, mrlobber, MSNbot Media, Orlok and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited