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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:12 pm 
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I HATE noisy freehubs. :x So, I'm thinking XTR hubs, Sapim CX-Ray spokes on some of the Stans 330g rims. Light, durable strong.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Heard stans were a bit cheesy?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:37 am 
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Stans, cheesey? Nooo!
I bought a bike that had Stans olympics fitted to CKs. They looked weak and wimpy so I thought I may as well trash them sooner rather than later. THey stood up to everything I could throw at them.


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Nice. Maybe its the dh versions then which is of course often par for course. Hugely preferential i suppose - ignore me if you like.
Always 717's.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:37 am 
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I've got Stans Crest on my 29er and they seem fine. That said, I haven't had them for long and I weigh bugger all. Having the wheels built by someone that knows what they're doing is key, you'll destroy any rim if it's been built badly.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Not overly impressed with later Shimano hubs.

Hope they've fixed it now but there were LOADS of problems with broken pawls in the previous generation of XTR and Dura-Ace hubs.

SLX is more reliable TBH.

Otherwise... Hope - and earplugs. :P


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:25 am 
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Outboard gear oil in a shimano freehub makes them totally silent!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:17 am 
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I was considering XC717, but I've already got a set of those on XT, which aren't the lightest wheels. I have considered Strada for the build.

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I have ck hubs on 317s they are pretty damn light and pretty tough too. I've got some sun equalizer rims to build the hubs up to when I trash them, they're about 400 g a rim.
Not too loud either, hope are ridiculously loud!


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I have ck hubs on 317s they are pretty damn light and pretty tough too. I've got some sun equalizer rims to build the hubs up to when I trash them, they're about 400 g a rim.
Not too loud either, hope are ridiculously loud!


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