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CODA Hubs


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lebikerboy a Weekend Warrior from north vancouver

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2009

Strengths:    Made by DT Hugi and uses their incredible ratchet system used in a lot of DT Swiss hubs today...

Weaknesses:    Requires some maintenance which some folks are remiss to do and the Cannondale silly four bolt disk brake interface.

Bottom Line:   
This review probably won't be seen by anyone as this hub hasn't been made for nigh on 12 years however as I just got it recently off ebay thought I'd review it. I have exactly the same hub in a six bolt configuration labeled DT Hugi/Hayes
which was of course specially produced for Hayes brakes.
They've been amazing but do require regular greasing. I personally use Shimano Dura Ace which is awesome stuff.
Built up a wheel with the Coda DT Hugi '98 disc rear hub, Mavic X517 ceramic rim, DT Competition spokes 3X. Will probably last longer than me...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Ringle, Hope, Formula etc.


Bike Setup:   Bocky Mountain Blizzard with rear rim brake...

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by collin hartman a Cross Country Rider from lantzville,bc,canada

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2003

Strengths:    they have lasted awhile and still perform pretty good through all the abuse

Weaknesses:    rear hub is squeking once every couple of revolutions but does not seem to affect performance

Bottom Line:   
well this isn't as good as some of the other hubs but it's lasted quit awhile it doesn't seem to spin as nicely as some of the other hubs thou still good.

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Favorite Trail:   poop shoot

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   cannondale super V with z1 drop offs fox vannila R shock xt sprockets,truvative isis cranks,sun rims double wide,magura disks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marcus a Weekend Warrior from Agoura Hills, Ca

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2003

Strengths:    Very light, strong, reliable, looks nice

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
I've been using a Coda front hub for years (two different bikes) and couldn't be happier. The hub is super light (some where around 100 grams when I weighed it years ago while fixing a wheel). I repack it a couple times a year and have never had a problem with it. It doesn't strengthen the front fork up as much as a dedicated suspension hub, but it has worked very well on my xc set up. Very light, looks fine, never had to do anything but add grease... I'd recommend it to my friends.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came on bike

Bike Setup:   hardtail, XC and Urban riding

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Howard a Cross Country Rider from East Yorkshire, U.K.

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2002

Strengths:    The black finish matched that of the other components on the bike.

Weaknesses:    Coda stuff is, in my experince, total junk.

Bottom Line:   
My chainset was replaced after the first ride due to dreadful chainsuck as a result of faulty machining of the rings (though not after my new frame was scratched up as a result.

The hubs were just as bad and I had to pay for a new XT hub out of my own pocket to sort the problems out. The real problem was that the outer bearing housings are not machined deeply enough, this, along with the very small axle lip supporting the inner part of the bearing, means that as the QR is done up a large side loading is placed on the bearings.

The first you know is that the rear wheel QR becomes loose as the bearings centre race moves, the a few miles later the whole bearing fails.

Cannondale tried to blame 'faulty bearings'. Hogwash, poor design is the real problem...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT

Bike Setup:   Cannondale 900 with all the Coda junk exchanged by Shimano LX/XT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christian Zimm a Cross Country Rider from Denmark

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2002

Strengths:    It works, and it came with my bike, thats allways najs.


Weaknesses:    There is none at this moment, and i have been riding every day since i got the bike.

Bottom Line:   
Like no other front suspension bike before, have i try'ed something so good and complet like this - offcourse there at points were I can get some upgrades - like the crank, but hey is works like it shall, and im not the biggest weight weenie, too the dude that says that Giant offers a better bike, i can only say one thing, yes C-dale is expensive - but you get what you pay fore, this frame will stay true has long has blood is still pumping in your wains and be a number one place too hook up new components over time, Giant is one hell off a good bike, but in the long term you wont be as pleased with it as a c-dale.

Regarding the hubs - fore XC you cant go wong! offcourse Dh and freeride calls for a more heavy constructed hub and there is many out there thats better than the Expert, but hey you dont take you Ferriar too the outback for some muddy hillclimbs. So if you want the xc hub and have a expert dont just go outthere and burn off money when you allready have working hub! Spend that extra money off yours on your kind ones!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, and older Coda

Bike Setup:   C-dale caad 5 alu frame with Xtr/Xtr/coda crank - lefty elo - standart competion seatpost and seat. Continental Explorer Pro. and offcourse the coda expert hubs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rod a Cross Country Rider from Singapore

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2002

Strengths:    NIL

Weaknesses:    Failed almost instantly. Crap components

Bottom Line:   
Coda hubs are complete rubbish. The rear hub failed after a few hundred kms of pretty easy going riding. Because of the non standard setup with coda brakes makes changing to a decent set of hubs a pretty expensive option. These hubs are very ordinary.

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Favorite Trail:   Bukit Timah

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   F2000SL

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Billy a Cross Country Rider from Colorado

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2002

Strengths:    Looks Pretty

Weaknesses:    Everything, Coda parts turn an otherwise decent C-dale
Mountain bike into Crapin-Dale. Parts appear to be fashioned from frozen butter, accented by wooden gears and sprockets.


Bottom Line:   
Hubs developed play and fell apart after a very short time. All Coda parts are very low quality. Do yourself a favour and build a custom bike with parts spec'd out by the rating system on MTB review. You will spend more money but will have a much better bike in the end with parts that will last.

Thankyou MTBR for this great resource!!

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Favorite Trail:   All Trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Hugi's , Shimamo's

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F2000

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Cross Country Rider from São Paulo, Brazil

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2002

Strengths:    light and stiff, look very good, like high standard hubs

Weaknesses:    haven´t found any yet

Bottom Line:   
almost every body seem to not aprove these hubs.
My coda perfomance hubs, whit dt swiss spokes and weinmann zac 19 rim 32 hole are working a lot better that my old ones.
These hubs are shurely no freeride or dh hubs, they are xc hubs, light and stiff,and not atomic tested hubs!!! These guys blaimyng that they are suxs are tryng to compare something like a chris king´s hub designed specially for freeride or dh, whit xc hubs. can´t do!!!!!!
these are very good xc hubs,they probably whill last a f*** lot with proper mainutence, and some care.
FOR XC USE ONLY!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   any in bad condition

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $57.00

Purchased At:   my favorite bike store

Similar Products Used:   shimano alivio 99,stx rc 99,deore lx 98.

Bike Setup:   cannondale super v frame, fsa ultimax bottom bracket, shimano dedore 2000 v-brakes whit kool stop pads, every else shimano deore lx 2000

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tug Hill a Weekend Warrior from Upstate NY

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2002

Strengths:    rear travel on a hard tail...

Weaknesses:    unfortunatly, its about an inch of left-right travel

Bottom Line:   
suck.

I dont know what these were designed for, but it sure wasnt riding. I had them on specialized fatboys and smooth pavement for a month during my migraton to sunny florida. I didnt hit a drop more than 3 inches that whole time and now they are pooping out. Not even the frailest roadie with the biggest support crew in the world would ride this trash

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Favorite Trail:   its all good

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   i rode on no-name OEM Taiwanese hubs for 3 years, never a problem, just slowly died. Ive been on these for not even three months, and the hub started going before even two.

Bike Setup:   Rockhopper Comp from a year or two ago...had oem hubs that worked fine. Ive bumped pretty much everything up to LX now

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Andy Cockburn a Weekend Warrior from Farnham

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2002

Strengths:    look nice

Weaknesses:    rubbish

Bottom Line:   
Like every CODA part on the bike, is absolutely trash. Rear hub free wheels in both directions, apparantly (according to dealer) because I got mud in it. Thats a first!

"Hand built in the USA" ... give me Taiwanesse robots any day!

Deserves no chilli's at all.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Evans Woking

Similar Products Used:   LX

Bike Setup:   Jekyll 900sl, now with xt drive chain as CODA stuff was dreadful

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Cosmo Catalano a Weekend Warrior from Dartmouth College

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2002

Strengths:    colored black and thus cool, unheavy

Weaknesses:    breaks quickly, some people might be bothered by the loudness and slow rotation

Bottom Line:   
Hubs look cool, are relatively light but fall apart. After a month of riding in Nov and a month or two in april-may the rear hub now has side to side travel. major uncool. Its not a big deal, but it diddles with your handling and occasionally flips over and catches, thus hurting your bum. I havent been on anything hard with it (cept a few curbs on the way to class) and have barely been on the trail this season. Its still ridable, but I have a bad feeling its going to poop out on me sometime when I dont want it to. Any hub that falls apart after that little wear is not worthy of purchase.

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Favorite Trail:   amything

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Parallax (still works)

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher X-Cal, Manitou Mars, Ritchey Pro Stem, Answer Hyperlite Bars, Avid SD-7 breaks/levers LX shifters (8speed) Xt derailers, LX crankset, sram 5.0 (GREAT casette for cheap) Zac19 rims and *sigh* coda hubs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by H a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2002

Strengths:    It lasted 2 years...

Weaknesses:    and then fell apart

Bottom Line:   
Coda Expert Rear Hub - Junk. I've never had a rear hub fall apart on me in 20 years of riding.
The cassette hub body broke away from the hub - it literally came off in my hand while removing the wheel from the bike.
Its gonna cost me 3 weeks and £20 quid to ship a replacement part over from Holland - crap.
Suffice to say I'm currrently speccing up a replacement wheel with a differrent hub - if I ever buy a c'dale again then the first thing I will request is the coda hubs are replaced. Avoid at all costs!

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Favorite Trail:   Hardnott, Dales

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ryan a Cross Country Rider from Corvallis OR

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2002

Strengths:    None (in their present incarnation)

Weaknesses:    They're Junk

Bottom Line:   
I am mostly writing this to bring some info that needs to be brought to light.

Coda hubs at one time were made by Dt-Hugi, and amazingly enough were an awful lot like Hugi's 240 hubs. I have no doubt that most of the Hugi made Coda hubs are still out there pleasing their owners.

My Wife bought a Cannondale in 2000 which had the "new" Coda hubs and the wheelset didn't last 2 months. We traded them in and got store credit rather than a new wheelset.

Cannondale has learned the lessons of Shimano and Microsoft well, and thus produce tons of proprietary junk that's incompatable with most of the other stuff on the market.

Add to that the fact that a $1000-$1200 Giant gets you a harsh riding aluminum bike with a XT/XTR parts kit while the same amount of money gets you a Cannondale with a harsh riding aluminum frame and a Deore/XT/Coda(Junk) parts kit and I'm amazed Cannondale is still in business.

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Favorite Trail:   Time Warp

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Hugi Shimano, King, Syncros(also Junk)

Bike Setup:   Custom titanium hardtail, Hugi 240/Bontrager valiant wheels. Full XTR drivetrain, Avid SD Mag brakes, Judy Race fork (don't like the SID) Tompson Stem/seatpost.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ren a Cross Country Rider from usa

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2001

Strengths:    rolls nicely, durable, good looking, easy to work with

Weaknesses:    sealed bearings are pain in rear to service

Bottom Line:   
Well, I'm an XC racer, and I've got a coda700 FRONT hub. So far I've probably put about 700 miles on it and it's fine. Quiet, haddle free operation. It's not the best out on the market, but thus far it's outperformed my pervious LX hub. I'm sick of all these DH people taking a shyt on coda stuff. Of course it isn't designed for the torture you're putting it under. I don't know why you people are expecting some bombproof product from CODA.... that's not what they do. They're lightweight components people, designed for XC and road racing, only. Not DH. I'm so sick of this whole influx of DH and freeriding into the market. Companies are not only gearing towards it, but attention is being drawn from XC racing. Sure, my bike can't take 15 foot drops scott free, but that's not what I built it for. I spec'd it specifically for slingshot acceleration and lethal top speeds. You can't have your cake and eat it too, people. I'd suggest you get some nuke hubs if you're doing the stuff I'm reading on this page. jeez.
About the hubs, they're nice stock hubs, etc. I'd rather stick with chris king or XTR, but they're pretty good bang for the buck and a decent overall hub. Good for intermediate biking, things like a training XC rig or mild freeriding.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   shimano LX, XT, Deore XT

Bike Setup:   cdale raven 2000 featherweight XC rig

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel a Racer from Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2001

Strengths:    People say they are crap and garbage but i think the are so much better than my old hugi/hayes ones, the hydraulic coda disc brakes are excellent and go with it perfectly.

Weaknesses:    None whatsoever.

Bottom Line:   
Buy them, every dollar is worth it

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Victoria (97 world cup place)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $95.00

Similar Products Used:   Hayes/Hugi, Mavic Crossmax UST disc

Bike Setup:   mongoose pro rockadile al, rockshox sid, Easton, CODA!!!, cannondale crankset, XT/XTR,

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