Cost of hubs

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tharmor
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by tharmor

WW member @BobDopolina (I think his name is) has a store in Taiwan (from all I can gather) and he stocks Novatec hubs. You may want to try him ::

http://www.bdopcycling.com/

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Thanks tharmor,

I will give http://www.bdopcycling.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; a go!
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

hiro11
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by hiro11

Exotic hubs make very little sense to me. In my experience, inexpensive Ultegra cup/cone hubs are completely bulletproof and offer a quiet and maintenance-free freehub. You basically don't have to think about them, which is what I want in the first place from a hubset. Also, with $20 worth of cone wrenches and a half an hour of practice, if you ever need to you can replace the bearings for $0.50 and set the preload perfectly. These Rube Goldberg style preload adjustment designs make no sense to me.

Having said all of that, I have also had good luck with DTSwiss 240s and Novatec sealed bearing designs.

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