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Has anyone used the 6 pawl DMR hubs?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Dirtbike, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Dirtbike

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    Im posting this in downhill, because of the higher traffic, and need an answer quick. Im looking to get a single speed hub and came across the DMR 6-pawl cassette type hub. Does anyone have on of these rear hubs? Hows the engagement? I dont want to drop the cash on another hadley just for SS. Any other good single speed hubs you guys can recommend?
     

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  2. Dirtbike

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    I had the 9 speed version of that hub and had to replace the freehub body within a year of building up the wheel. If you want dedicated single speed there are plenty of options out there, especially if you dont mind using a freewheel.

    WTB Laser disc single
     
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  4. Nagaredama

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    These hubs just came out. DMR being a British company I would imagine the Brits would be more likely to have initial impressions than us Yanks.

    Try asking on some British based sites.
     
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  5. Dirtbike

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    The reason im building a SS wheel is for greater lateral strength. This is for a dirt jump bike. Im used to my Hadley 108 engagement. WTB rear hubs have terrible engagement quickness, so those are ruled out.

    What forums are in europe that I should try?
     
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    Isn't pinkdike a brit site?
     
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    If by brit you mean Canadians then yeah.
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  8. Dirtbike

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    Got this hub a couple weeks ago and built it up. So far, Im impressed, this hub is excellent. Smooth and decent engagement. I opted for the cassette type so I can run multiple gears.
     
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    Just bought one of these myself. I am glad to hear that you are having a good experience. I haven't got ride it yet...
     
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  10. buildyourown

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    I bought one of their front hubs last year. It's hard to F up a front hub. But...the flanges where to thick. The spokes physically wouldn't fit thru the holes without some serious metal work. Kinda disappointing.
     
  11. Haybear

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    oh that stinks about the front hub. I had universal build mine up with the revolver up front, it seems to have gone together all right. But, who knows how much they wrestled with it. :think:
     
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    ive got it and its great. however the freehub body started to come off the axle part. not a huge deal because to fix it all i had to do was tighten the bolts up and it slide right on. i have the 14-135 singlespeed hub. worth getting for sure
     
  13. Matt22inch

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    Eastern makes a single speed hub. its flanges are spaced out wider for more strength and you can get it with a 1 or 2 piece driver. I have it with the 11 tooth cog( 2 piece) its pretty good. You jut have to stay on top of cleaning it and greasing it.