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 Post subject: XT M738 Front hub
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:13 pm 
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Remind me please what is the significance of the 110 and gold label?


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 Post subject: Re: XT M738 Front hub
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:54 am 
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Your hub may well have 110mm spacing at the lock ring ends, as opposed to "regular" (to my knowlege anyway) 100mm spacing.


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 Post subject: Re: XT M738 Front hub
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:11 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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GOLD LABEL is the suspension model


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 Post subject: Re: XT M738 Front hub
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:13 am 
National & North West AEC
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The lockring dimension is the same as the M737 hub. The M738, as Charlieboy has already stated, was designed for use with suspension forks. It has a wider diameter, therefore stiffer, aluminium axle designed to reduce the lateral flex that earlier forks have.
It relies on doing the QR up really tight.
There's also a gold label LX M564 hub with the same axle.
Both were available between 1994 and 1997. Both phased out in 1998.

It's a bit like a precursor to modern thru axle designs, only less effective.

You can of course still M738 and M564 hubs with a rigid fork.


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 Post subject: Re: XT M738 Front hub
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:20 am 
National & North West AEC
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M738
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M737
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 Post subject: Re: XT M738 Front hub
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:49 am 
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Thx Paul, see you on saturday


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