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 Post subject: New hubs from Alchemy
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:32 am 
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Alchemy is soon replacing the Orc rear hub with the Orc-UL and also adding an additional front hub as well as mtb hubs to the lineup. Details are here: http://fairwheelbikes.com/cycling-blog/ ... pdate.html

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Very cool!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:39 am 
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Great thanks for the info!! like many I've been waiting to hear about shimano 11 speed compatibility with Alchemy hubs.


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That's welcome news...except I might be tempted to buy them! My Orc and ELF hubs have performed flawlessly and Alchemy customer service is first rate and consistently so.
Incidentally Jason, will the HSC ceramic upgrade bearing kits fit the new hubs?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:12 am 
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A lighter and more aero elf, plus an orc that is sub 190?!? :unbelievable:

I don't understand form the description and the images how the bearing spacing works, Alchemy really need to do a section image to show how their rear hubs work!!

I might have to give up on the idea of developing my own hubs and just retail Alchemy hubs. They are making too hard to compete!!

Any idea of colours they will offer? Hole counts? Triplette? MTB hubs?? Imagine how stiff the rear end of a FS would be with an ORC 12mm thru axle setup!


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Some clarification from Alchemy on the new ELF bearings: "We have actually switched to PhilWood bearings that have a higher compression grease and better seals than the bearings we were using. However, Phil offers some sizes with a marine grade seal. This seal, while very effective, also has very high drag. We use the standard Phil seal which is better than the old seal we used, but has less drag than the marine grade seal."


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:39 am 
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Phill P wrote:
Alchemy really need to do a section image to show how their rear hubs work!!


Agreed. I am interested to see how exactly the hubshell extends under the free hub body.

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Hi,
Don't know if this link will help: http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-53428434.html


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:21 am 
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^That isn't the new version.


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Also not a section view. I want to see what it looks like assembled, but cut in half


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:23 pm 
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kac wrote:
That's welcome news...except I might be tempted to buy them! My Orc and ELF hubs have performed flawlessly and Alchemy customer service is first rate and consistently so.
Incidentally Jason, will the HSC ceramic upgrade bearing kits fit the new hubs?


KAC


The UL should use standard sized bearings which means there will be a ceramic upgrade kit.



Phill P wrote:

I don't understand form the description and the images how the bearing spacing works, Alchemy really need to do a section image to show how their rear hubs work!!

Any idea of colours they will offer? Hole counts? Triplette? MTB hubs?? Imagine how stiff the rear end of a FS would be with an ORC 12mm thru axle setup!


They aren't releasing too much info on it until the hub is done and ready for sale, but at some point we'll certainly be able to show you more.

For colors I expect it to continue to be the same, black, silver and red. Drillings should also be the same. I don't think they have any plans to do a triplet.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:05 pm 
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Any news on these hubs? Somehow I don't trust that the Alchemy website is up-to-date...

http://www.wheelbuilder.com/wheel-weigh ... lator.html

...seems to show "2013 Alchemy Orc UL Rear Road Hub 192g" as an option.


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Since wheelbuilder is allowing you to put his as an option, it must be close? any more info on the ORC-UL hub?


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No more info yet. Wheelbuilder may have them as an option, but Alchemy hasn't finished them yet. MSRP and weight haven't even been determined, so I don't really see why they have them up.

I will definitely post pics/opinions in this thread once we have their new hub in. Sarah says at some point in January, so it should be really soon!

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Halfway through January!


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