Best value rear hub 142x12

Discussion in 'Parts 'n Stuff' started by Flip666, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Looking at purchasing a secondhand set of stans flow ex wheels but will need to change the rear hub.
    Firstly not sure if it's worth it or wait for a set that has a suitable hub.
    Secondly what is a decent hub for the money etc?

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  2. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    What hub does the wheel come with?
  3. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    Hope aren't bugdet, but a lot better than hubs costing a lot more. Adaptable to various configurations, go for ever, and sound fantastic.
  4. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    I'll wager he means rims...
  5. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    I'll take that wager, $50 on hubs here.
  6. 99_FGT

    99_FGT Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Either way, given last weeks advice on wheels from os, it would need to be a good deal. 80 for a rebuild, plus spokes, plus the cost of a hub.
    Sure you don't just need end caps?

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  7. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    Just re-read. Wager is off :behindsofa:

    I'm now going with current hub being QR and non convertible.
  8. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Hmmm does sound expensive looking into it..
    The rear hub is a single speed so could buy front complete with hope hub and rear as rim only.

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  9. ozzybmx

    ozzybmx Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Has to be Hope, bulletproof, ride and forget, spares probably the easiest available of any hub and great price for what you get.
  10. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    Is it actually single speed, or a standard Shimano freehub with a single speed kit. My SS has a kit, I can pull it off and install a cassette in less than 5 minutes.
    It's just a spacer kit with standard lock ring.
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  11. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    Ahh that's a great idea! I'll find out what it is.

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  12. Flip666

    Flip666 Likes Dirt

    It's a hope trials specific hub can only take up to 6 gears.

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  13. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    I tipping a freehub change is all it needs but could be wrong.

    Just had a look at one, freehub change at best but looks like an axle change might be needed as well. Still, pretty inexpensive and easy with a Hope hub. Pro 2 EVO I'm guessing?
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2017
  14. notime

    notime Likes Dirt

    Wrong. It's a wider body, builds a strong wheel.
  15. hifiandmtb

    hifiandmtb King of his castle

    Cannot convert just the free hub - the flange dimensions on the Hope SS hub provide a symmetrical wheel build.

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  16. The Duckmeister

    The Duckmeister Eats Squid

    I know I'm in the minority, but hello Shimano or other (less good but better than most) cup-n-cone/angular contact bearing hub for improved lateral stability.
  17. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    You know I love you....but here's why we can't have nice things.
  18. Ideate

    Ideate Senior Member

    Cones? You what m8?
  19. yuley95

    yuley95 Likes Dirt

  20. Ideate

    Ideate Senior Member

    Yeah they're good. I've had a few but thier freehubs and axles are heavy. Solid hubs as you say though (no cones!).

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