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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Try lacing 0x:3x. Then the nds tension is minimized and often lower than ds.

My wheel is 97/100% 21h with plenty of nds space for a rotor should they design a hub with one. I like the wheel so far.

It wasn't an accident, the spoke calculator predicted the numbers accurately.

Sure it's not ideal to have 0x on a side where torque is transferred but if the hub isn't super light it will work with one side crossed.

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Raccooningtanuki
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by Raccooningtanuki

Bitex 106 - 245g ~150$
Novatec 792 - 280g ~80-100$
Bitex 306 - 270g ~185$
Dt 350 - 271g ~246$
Novatec ds11/12 - ?g ~70$
SRAM x0 disc - 250g ~ 200-276$

Need feedback/experience on an of these hubs
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joejack951
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by joejack951

Raccooningtanuki wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Bitex 106 - 245g ~150$
Novatec 792 - 280g ~80-100$
Bitex 306 - 270g ~185$
Dt 350 - 271g ~246$
Novatec ds11/12 - ?g ~70$
SRAM x0 disc - 250g ~ 200-276$

Need feedback/experience on an of these hubs
I used the Bitex BX106F and R hubs for my last build (and a build that's been in-process for a while). I went 24F and 28R Sapim CX-Ray spokes with a Campy freehub. Purchased through DCR Wheels out of the UK for ~$170/pair which included having Bitex custom powder coat them in white. I liked that they were light-ish, cheap-ish, used standard spokes, and accepted centerlock rotors.

Weights came in a little over claimed but I blame that on the powder coating and possibly the Campy freehub. First pair was 146 grams for the front with 15mm thru axle end caps and 264 grams in the rear (12 x 142). The second pair I purchased weighed 133 grams for the same front spec and 247 grams for the rear with a Shimano freehub (same white powder coat finish but 24H rear).

In my opinion, they're the best out of the options you've listed for overall value. You have to spend quite a bit more to get lighter and centerlock becomes rare outside of DT Swiss.

Raccooningtanuki
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by Raccooningtanuki

Novatec disc d411/412sb popped up.

Rear hub 232g. 88$ magic or garbage?
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