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Onyx hubs

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by 4xBoy, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    Anyone else running them?

    I am in love, nearly all my bikes now run them.

    Quiet is faster.
     
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  2. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    @Sandwich has one. Not sure if you can say he's running them though. :D
     
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  3. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    I've always been intrigued by those. A buddy runs them on his bikes. I'm a big fan of tight engagement.




    (that's what she said!)
     
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    I looked at 'em, never made the leap.
     
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  5. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    Har har not wrong tho

    Mine have been fine for all twelve miles. I love the fast rolling and silence. I do not like the spongey feel under torque. You get used to it but it's not as direct as other hugs

    Woody also has some now
     
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    The new XTR and shimano stuff is interesting too, silent. The sprag mech on the Onyx should be able to deal with massive torque, but it's not light. The new XTR is light.
     
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  7. 6thElement

    6thElement Schrodinger's Immigrant

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    I thought they were developing a lighter version? I haven't investigated for several months though.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Seems to exist somewhere with the new Karpiel bikes so far...
     
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  9. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    I googled...


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    Planning on them for this winters 29r build.
    Latest on the lightweight version is spring 2019 + 2 weeks.
     
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    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    they aren't too bad with the aluminum driver. there are certainly lighter hubs out there though.
     
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    Did they ever release their lighter version hubs?
     
  13. 4xBoy

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    Not yet, some design changes are being worked on.
     
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    The hardened steel insert on the alloy version is a nice touch.


    Ya, I heard something about DT's microspline being plugged in...