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Onyx Hubs

Brian HCM#1

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Sep 7, 2001
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Pretty sure that mechanism is high drag, since it's basically "dragging" the sprags along the whole time. Totally silent though.

A riding buddy here broke several of the original hubs, but he's a monster and breaks every hub.

My voice gets hoarse yelling at hikers, so I like my hubs to make some noise.
The Onyx on my DH bike spins longer than the I9 Hydra on my trail bike. Way less drag.
 

Brian HCM#1

MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 7, 2001
32,050
295
Bay Area, California
But then again it would, if the DH bike has heavier wheels and tires...
Not really. Yes, the hubs are heavier, but the hub really isn't rotational weight that would give the wheel momentum. Hubs Onyx Classic, rims are Stan's MK4 28h, double butted spokes, alloy nipples. Tires Maxxis DHF 2.5 DD front, 2.4 Shorty DD rear.

Trail bike: I9 Hydra's, Stan's carbon 32h, double butted spokes, alloy nipples. Tires Michelin Wild Enduros 2.4 F & R which are roughly the same weight as Maxxis.
 

jdcamb

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Feb 17, 2002
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They arrived today. Spokes are prepped. Brass nipples. Stans rims. Borrowing a Park stand to do the build. Kind of nervous. It's been a while.