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    Default Will boost front hub and forks to suit build stronger wheel?

    I'm stick at work and can't research it.
    Will fox forks with wider boost hub have less dish on disk side and therefore build a stronger more symmetrical wheel?
    I don't want to run semi fat tyres, just would rather a stronger front wheel.
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    Won't so much be a more symmetrical wheel, because it will still be dished to accommodate the disc. But the wider-spaced flanges will increase the bracing angle of the spokes, which will aid strength.
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

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    Yes in theory, but gives me the shits that stuff changes so quick, what next, Super-Boost, Extra-Boost, Mo-Boost, Turbo-Boost... why jump straight to 150mm (which was already a DH spacing) and save the bullshit.

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    Yes, in theory. But its 5mm (each side) out versus a spoke length of 250mm
    A well built wheel on narrow hubs will be stronger than a factory wheel on boost.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Yes in theory, but gives me the shits that stuff changes so quick, what next, Super-Boost, Extra-Boost, Mo-Boost, Turbo-Boost... why jump straight to 150mm (which was already a DH spacing) and save the bullshit.

    https://nsmb.com/articles/super-boost-plus-better/ it has been suggested we go straight to 157mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99_FGT View Post
    A well built wheel on narrow hubs will be stronger than a factory wheel on boost.
    And a well-built wheel on a boost hub will be stronger again.
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinigami View Post
    https://nsmb.com/articles/super-boost-plus-better/ it has been suggested we go straight to 157mm
    It will be done in increments mate, just to screw more cash from us, 150 ultra boost in 2018, 154 mega boost in 2019, 157 fully sick boost in 2020. In 2025 my FatBike hubs will be standard MTB.

    I purposely bought a 2017 Evil Following knowing a new 2018 BOOST version is being released because I have 4 sets of 142mm wheels.

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    Ding ding ding, they will do us slowly a few mm at a time.
    Be careful with that, it was new once.

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    It turns out that the bike industry is under the control of the reptilian master race! Here is one of their spokespersons (??? Autocorrect...) explaining the RnD to market process:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lEsN4-XLE2k

    I'm still trying to understand why forks switched to 100mm spacing? Why a 15mm axle? Why no more 20x110 outside dh? Why choose to make weaker products rather than stronger??? Grams man...grams...

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    While in theory the boost wheel would be stronger, strength will be more affected by the quality of the wheel components and the build itself. Save your cash and buy some decent wheels!

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