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StiHacka

Compensating for something
Jan 4, 2013
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In hell. Welcome!
Not for me, but that's a great deal.

Saw that, too. That said, for the same price, I'd pick better hubs and a good alum rim instead.
 

jdcamb

Tool Time!
Feb 17, 2002
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Nowhere Man!
The build went well. I put them in the stand after the second ride. They were perfect. I had to tap out one of the disc mounts. Nothing major. I am not sure why the customer needed to tighten the rotors up. He is a noted ham Fister.
 

jonKranked

Detective Dookie
Nov 10, 2005
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I had them on my xc-ish built Stumpjumper and they have suited me well. But that’s the reason I’m saying I have hubs for sale as many folks have a strong negative opinion of them.
i know for some people they are fine. i am not one of those people. i am 220lbs without gear and ride XC like a downhiller. underneath someone like me they are effectively cheese.
 

mykel

closer to Periwinkle
Apr 19, 2013
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sw ontario canada
Just saw this thread, so a little late to the party.

Onyx classic in limited edition "Brassy Gold".

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32 hole built up with Spank Vibrocore and DT Swiss double butted. Brass nipples.
Built in the spring of 2019. Not had to touch them yet, other than tension touch-up when new and even that was minimal.

I absolutely love the silence, especially with the brain-ache issues. I have seen so much more wildlife now that I am silent than when dragging a nest of angry bees along. I did still back-pedal a few times at first as a warning when meeting foot traffic. That did not work as expected. :busted: Not a big issue anyway as where I usually ride, there is no foot traffic. As for the soft engagement - I noticed it only occasionally the first couple rides when in slow tech. If anything I liked it a bit better as it seemed to soften the pedal impulse helping traction. Aint justification, placebo and confirmation bias grand?:tinfoil:
Now it just feels normal.

Next wheel-set? At this point - Yes, without hesitation, even if they are a bit mass challenged.