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Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by OGRipper, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    Full disclosure: These guys are my friends so my apologies if this is spammy, feel free to delete.

    Anyway, just wanted to get a little exposure for the new Chub line of hubs and wheels for fixed and single speed road and mountain.

    Check it out here: http://bythehive.com/



    I've been riding a chub fixed gear hub for about 6 years without any problems. There is real engineering and advantages behind the design but to me it's not about a performance advantage, just a cool approach and top notch quality.
     

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  2. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    They should consider fixing their site so it works with something other than firefox.
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    BTI designed theirs with Firefox and even go so far as saying it's what you should use. :)
     
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    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    whats the advantages of the hub? i cant read the site
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Get Firefox, you noob.




    The flanges are extra long to shorten spokes and provide a stronger wheel. The part with the writing is a large carbon tube.
     
  6. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    The shorter spokes are actually sort of a happy side benefit to the main engineering purpose. Traditional smaller-shell hubs actually twist between the flanges, leaving the drive-side spokes doing most of the work. A stiffer shell gets the non-drive side on the program. The best way to get a stiffer shell without adding lots of weight is to make it massive but thin, and making it that size has the added benefit of shorter spokes/less wind-up. That and it looks cool and you can make all kinds of jokes about your stiff chub.

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    Works fine in Safari.