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Nov 9, 2005
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Looking for stronger and lighter hubs and its between the hadleys or the chris kings. I may also switch to a thru axle bike later so re-sale is an issue. Im on a stinky dee-lux right now though. im also planing to lace them to mavic 823's
 

zmtber

Turbo Monkey
Aug 13, 2005
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hadley for sure less $$$$, or buy hopes!!! just as good and save even more $$$$
 

Thrillkil

Monkey
May 25, 2005
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Isla Vista, CA
True Precision Stealth hubs. They're getting redesigned for 06, plus they are made in Goleta. Instead of having a ratchet engagement, they have this expanding disc that offers instant engagement, and it makes no sound whatsoever. The guy who makes em used to work for Chris King.
 
Nov 9, 2005
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do the hadleys click because i have a friend who has a.d.d. and if he herd clicking noises he might get distracted on the trail
 

SXtrailrider

Turbo Monkey
Aug 27, 2005
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stealth blows up, and yeah trevor i allready asked this question go for hopes they are almost just as good as hadley are chris king but gor 150 not 250-300 dollars
 

SXtrailrider

Turbo Monkey
Aug 27, 2005
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true but expencive and hopes come in the different colors to. Byut if your not paying go for them, but remmeber oliver regrets spending a lot of money on his because soon you will want to change to a bike with a 10 12 or even 15 mm hubs which mean you will have to sell the hadleys.
 
Nov 9, 2005
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no because u can buy an axle conversion for the haldey to make it 10 or 12 mm (Which is wut the stab is) and i would only get black hubs cuz their easier to sell if i ever want to
 

frznnomad

Turbo Monkey
Jun 20, 2005
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a-town biatches
yeh every hub you get is going to click man its just the matter of how loud. i dont know exactly how loud the hadleys are but do a search im sure its come up numerous times.
 

degoose

Monkey
Nov 26, 2005
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So Cal
ringles, they come with the frame your buying ( if you spend extra cash on a hub, i personaly will do your sister in the but AGAIN.
 

seismic

Turbo Monkey
Dec 22, 2003
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South East Asia
Go for the CK!!! I got them recently and I have never had a better set of hubs. The Hadleys seem awesome too, but I just like the CK better...
 

zahgurim

Underwater monkey
Mar 9, 2005
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lolAsia
I'm happy running Hopes.
Light (Ti freehub body), work great, not retarded expensive. And they're pretty, too.
 

Thrillkil

Monkey
May 25, 2005
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Isla Vista, CA
frznnomad said:
yeh every hub you get is going to click man its just the matter of how loud. i dont know exactly how loud the hadleys are but do a search im sure its come up numerous times.
Stealth hubs dont click, because they dont use a ratchet. If you can afford to wait a while, the new design is supposed to solve the exploding-hub syndrome that plagued the old ones
 

redical

Monkey
May 19, 2004
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Hope Bulbs or the new Hope Pro hubs (can change rear axle 10-12mm). Almost as light as Kings, has stronger Ti cassette body like Hadley. Very smooth. Mine is 2 years old, no play at all. Cheaper than both (try dropnzone.com for killer quotes - tell Allan ALejandro sent ya). Front converts form 20mm to QR.

I have mine laced to 823 tubeless for 4X racing & DJing.
 
Nov 9, 2005
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im actually not getting a new frame with the ringle for a while so thats why im looking into a new set of hubs. my friend has CKs and he isnt all that impressed with them considering the amount of money he put on them
 

ThePriceSeliger

Mushhead
Mar 31, 2004
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Denver, Colorado
I have Hadleys, and to be honest, they are a type of part you put on a bike and forget. I don't see how you can be not impressed with a Hope hub. If your friend is having problems, he probley did something wrong and it probley not the hub. Hopes and Hadleys are amazing all together seeing as I have had both. When your pinning it down a trail, the last thing you will hear it your hub unless its wicked loud which neither are.

Get whichever, Hadleys are cheaper and IMO better, but not to contradict myself when I said, a hub is a hub, if your using it for the correct purpose, it should do fine unless something internally is wrong, and that is a factory error.
 

amateur

Turbo Monkey
Apr 18, 2002
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SBDownhillRacer said:
so no CK their lighter and stronger than both
They're also quite a bit more expensive. If your frame came with a Ringle, then is it a 12mm thru axle? If it is, that kind of makes your decision for you.

Judging by the question, your skill level probably isn't to the point where you'll notice the quicker engagement (assuming you don't get the trials freehub), so why not save some cash? i'm perfectly happy with my Hopes, just make sure you get the bulb. If you're dead set on the best, get King, but it really just isn't worth it...at least to me.
 
Nov 9, 2005
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i am just really looking for a hub that i can put on the my stinky frame right now that is 100x135 and that is strong and light and i can jsut forget about it sounds like hopes and hadleys are the same so ill see what i get
 

DHS

Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy
Apr 23, 2002
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Sand, CA
SBDownhillRacer said:
do the hadleys click because i have a friend who has a.d.d. and if he herd clicking noises he might get distracted on the trail
if you friend has that bad of a d d, he shouldn't be outside...
 

Sir_Crackien

Turbo Monkey
Feb 7, 2004
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hadley. while not the lightest they are the stongest. also like others said you put then on and don't realize the you have hubs until you have to rebiuld the wheel because you broke the rim. at this time you realize that through all this time and neglect that they are still perfect!

hadley on the only choice for strong hubs in my opinion. i have never had ck but i can't stand the noise. i have had hope though and my hadleys were WAY better. the noise that hadley's make in like i have just engaged and will not slip. they go click, click, click. the faster you go the faster that difine click goes. it does not sound like bee's at any speed.
 

Bicyclist

Turbo Monkey
Apr 4, 2004
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Why not just go the cheap route and do an XT rear hub and a Marzocchi front? They work fine and you save money you can put towards something that matters.
 
Nov 9, 2005
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thats that i have now and there is a lot of play and the engagement is really bad and it is noticable between my bike and my friends ck
 

DHS

Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy
Apr 23, 2002
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Sand, CA
so what, that your friend's got a ck, if you can live with what you have now and don't HAVE to spend money live with what you got.

i still say hadley in the end. i have 6 rear hadley hubs. nothing has beaten them in my opinion. and i've had the ck and the older stealth(until it died 4months later) they're a bitch to get too. you can get the trials hadley freehub and just use a little more hadley lube then usual and it will quiet down quite a bit.
 

DHS

Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy
Apr 23, 2002
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Sand, CA
Bicyclist said:
Play is adjustable. And do you really need good engagement on a DH bike?
yes, i think you do. i want a quick pedal in when i'm thru rough stuff or around a bend.
 
Nov 9, 2005
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true i dotn find myself pedaling all that much so i dont know how impornant the play is and i havent broken the hubs i have yet so i may just save my money
 

seismic

Turbo Monkey
Dec 22, 2003
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South East Asia
SBDownhillRacer said:
im actually not getting a new frame with the ringle for a while so thats why im looking into a new set of hubs. my friend has CKs and he isnt all that impressed with them considering the amount of money he put on them

So, what is it your friend dosent like about the CKs ?
 

Polandspring88

Superman
Mar 31, 2004
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Broomfield, CO
Bicyclist said:
Why not just go the cheap route and do an XT rear hub and a Marzocchi front? They work fine and you save money you can put towards something that matters.
I'd have to disagree with that. Hubs are a part of the bike that you are going to notice quite a bit, especially the rear hub. I ended up with a rear XT that has started loosening up chronically, and I have to tighten the cones every other ride or so. If anything get a good rear hub and a lesser quality front as you will notice any faults in a rear hub far before you will notice it in the front.
 
Nov 9, 2005
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yea my friend kills himself becaus it was like 550 for the hubs front and rear for the CK and the hadleys are a hell of a lot less and the hopes are even less so he is wondering why he got the ck. has anyone tried the hadley 10mm bolt on kit for the rear hub and compared it to the CK fun bolt?
 

seismic

Turbo Monkey
Dec 22, 2003
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South East Asia
SBDownhillRacer said:
yea my friend kills himself becaus it was like 550 for the hubs front and rear for the CK and the hadleys are a hell of a lot less and the hopes are even less so he is wondering why he got the ck. has anyone tried the hadley 10mm bolt on kit for the rear hub and compared it to the CK fun bolt?
He got the CKs because they are the top :) Of course.....:love: