Disc hubs for LB 56mm ultra width rims

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romanmoser
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by romanmoser

Hey !

Figured I would do a specific post about my request
I've ordered 2 rims LB 56mm ultra wide for my aero disc bike

I care mostly about
- durability of bearings , ease of maintenance or nearly not maintenance at all
- geometry ( 15X100 and 12X142 front hub ) will use cx ray spokes and probalby some cx sprint or dt aerocomp on the free whel side to balance stifness , wont use round spokes as i am 1m88 and between 65 to 70kg
- price/weight
- after sales services if needed

I've selected 4 modeles of hubs, I won't build myself the rims, my wheelbuilder is really helpfull but conservative, I guess more opinions are better :unbelievable:
I don't mind mixing brands if necessary but won't mix J bend and Straightpull hubs tough

- DT swiss 240S J bend : price ok , weight ok , durability and bearings protection ok , geometry average ?
According to my wheelbuilder Straightpull DTswiss have worse geometry than hope straighpull
I've used the spokes simulator with the ERD of the rims but I don't know if the numbers are better or not than hope or newmen ...
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- Hope RS4 Straightpull : price ok , 50 to 60 gr heavier so it's acceptable , durability and bearings protection ok
geometry compared to DTswiss 240 J bend ? Image

- Hope RS4 J Bend : same
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- Newmen Centerlock Straightpull : a little bit expensiver but still ok , way lighter , play settings seems ok not too difficult and seems to last from their mtb wheels with the same kind of hub I've read , bearings and weather protection seems okay . https://www.mtb-mag.com/en/tested-newme ... -wheelset/
Geometry in pictures : Image Image

So I've the numbers but I am not sure how to translate all this in - or +
What would you do in my situation ?
Thanks !

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NickJHP
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by NickJHP

I recently built a set of 24/28 spoke disc wheels using DT Swiss 240s j-bend rear hub, Hope RS4 straightpull front hub, CX-Ray spokes all round with DT Squorx nipples, Light Bicycle RRU25 carbon rims. Wheels haven't been in use all that long, but zero problems with them so far, and I have other sets of wheels using DT Swiss and Hope hubs which have been completely problem free. Built-up weight, according to my kitchen scales, with tubeless rim tape but without valves installed, is 650g front wheel and 780g rear wheel (1430g total).

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romanmoser
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by romanmoser

Hi thanks
I've had wheels in the past with straightpull DT350
Within a few months the anodisation was coming off where the spokes enters the hubs flanges

Except that nothing to complain about for the price , bearings are great ,
But if I can't get something a little bit better why not :)

Why the '' mismatch '' ?
Did you already had one of the hubs ?

NickJHP
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by NickJHP

Both hubs were on sale cheap (relatively speaking). I think the parts for the whole wheelset cost me about $950 Australian. I couldn't have bought anything remotely comparable for anything like that price.

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