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Thread: Boost hubs. Here to stay?

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    Default Boost hubs. Here to stay?

    Boost hubs 110/148 seem to be in favour currently. Are they the new standard, or something akin to octalink BBs that lasted a few seasons and all but disappeared?

    Had a browse this arvo and can't seem to see anything extra new on the horizon, but they'll surely come up with something not too long from now to make current gear not compatible. Sure QR worked ok, but through axles are a better solution. Is 142/12 the transition and therefore the new octalink while boost with be the new hollowtech II and stick around for quite a while?

    Don't really want to start a war on standards and how the designers are screwing us, so would appreciate if the discussion stayed with hub spacing. (But also know this is rotorburn and likely to go off on several tangents every fourth post)

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    110mm was the standard width on the front with a thru axle for many years. I am glad to see the deviation away from the experiment with 100mm.

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    They will have a new standard in 3? years, superboost or some such crap.

    Syntace came up with a better standard than boost, maybe it will be adopted in time.
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    20x110 super boost!

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    e-boost...

    I wish my body was as old as my brain thinks it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pink poodle View Post
    20x110 super boost!
    Also known as 20mm.
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    Think I'll just buy an Orange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorey View Post
    Also known as 20mm.
    The axle size that works.









    For the Clydesdales.

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    Why are they called 'boost hubs', it's not like they're going to make you boost any higher ? They should have just called them 'Steve Miller hubs' after that famous band that sung 'Take the money and run'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flamin'trek View Post
    Boost hubs 110/148 seem to be in favour currently. Are they the new standard, or something akin to octalink BBs that lasted a few seasons and all but disappeared?
    Is 142/12 the transition and therefore the new octalink while boost with be the new hollowtech II and stick around for quite a while?
    Doubt if anything will last more than 3-4 years until they try and screw us with the next standard

    I'm still running the original octalink BB on my 07 giant alias, and it's been my wet weather bike. Been through about 6 XT external BB on various bikes since then. bring i'm back i say - and it doesn't creak

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavike View Post
    Doubt if anything will last more than 3-4 years until they try and screw us with the next standard

    I'm still running the original octalink BB on my 07 giant alias, and it's been my wet weather bike. Been through about 6 XT external BB on various bikes since then. bring i'm back i say - and it doesn't creak
    so much more reliable than pressfit
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