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Hershey Hubs Hub

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $300.00

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Hershey Hubs

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Gibson a Weekend Warrior from Madison, WI

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2004

Strengths:    I have the Naked front hub. Smoothest hub ever! Extremely light and strong. My whole wheel (with rimstrip, no tire or tube) weighs 576 grams.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
If you can find them on ebay, buy them. I owned two of them but sold the turquoise one on ebay after deciding that it was just going to sit on my bookshelf as a paperweight. I kept the black one and it is definitely my best hub. Too bad the company went belly up, I really like a lot of those 90's quirky products.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   XTR, Xt, STX, Rolf Dolomite

Bike Setup:   Cannondale SM900, pepperoni fork, Xtr rear with Bontrager Valiant rim, ringle seatpost, machine tech stem, hyperlite handlebars, Maxxis minotaur tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pascal NEPPER a Weekend Warrior from Luxembourg, EUROPE

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2000

Strengths:    I use the naked front hub with a rigid fork for trials (front wheel hop with the wheel sideways, etc...), NEVER ANY PROBLEM !

Weaknesses:    nope.

Bottom Line:   
This naked front hub is the coolest hub I ever found, one of the lightest, and strong enough for trials !

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Favorite Trail:   city walls !

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   shimano xt & xtr, I broke several hollow axles before this hershey hub.

Bike Setup:   15" zaskar with rigid fork, for trials.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by David Maciel a Cross-Country Rider from Escondido, CA

Date Reviewed: August 26, 1999

Light, smooth, strong

rear hub bearings wear quickly

Bottom Line:   
Although bike shops did not recommend radial lacing, I still did it and I have not had a single problem in 3 years. Too bad I can't find them anymore.

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Favorite Trail:   
Lake Morena

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   

Bike Setup:   
I have a 98 GT Zaskar with XT/XTR group with Judy XC shocks.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John McCauley a racer from Ft. Worth, TX.

Date Reviewed: May 2, 1997

Bottom Line:   

I have used the Hershey Metal Matrix Monster Hubs on my cross-country racing bike and also my tandem which my girlfriend and I race. The hub on the tandem really takes a beating because of all the force put on it (no suspension). This hub has taken the abuse with flying colors! I have rarely had to true the wheel after a hard race or ride.. I recommend these to anyone....

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by matt cutler a cross-country rider from columbia, sc

Date Reviewed: January 23, 1997

Bottom Line:   

I only have the front naked hub, but it is a sweet piece. The first one I had broke (can't handle radial lacing), but Hershey replaced it within a week. saved me a whole bunch of weight up front and has been really reliable.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff Gittleson a weekend warrior from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: June 14, 1996

Bottom Line:   

These hubs work pretty well. I love the front hub. This thing is beefy. It
has a 19mm axle, and huge cups that cover the bearings and clamp in between
the fork legs. It rolls silky smooth. The rear rolls good, has a smaller
axle and looks kinda wimpy, but I haven't had any problems (no bent axles or
anything). The bearings are exhibiting a less than silky smooth roll right now.
I have abused them through a rainy season (7 months), and it's not rolling as
nicely as when I got it. It still rolls endlessly, you can just feel it when
you hold the axle in your hands and give it a spin. Overall, I like these hubs.
The front is called Ti Monster and the rear is just a Ti rear hub (no special
name). The rear hub is the one that isn't rolling as well as the front. I think
the bearings are too small. I give 4 stars for the front, 3 for the rear.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Gerard Durrmeyer a racer from Switzerland

Date Reviewed: May 10, 1996

Bottom Line:   

I am a Swiss bicycle racer and race for team Bianchi. I build custom wheels for myself and other bike teams. I do snowflakes crow's foots and other rare spoke patterns as well as traditionnel ones. My current paire of racewheels are Hershey Ti. They are light weight and durable and I am overly satisfied except for the bearings which are cheap japenese bearings that I would suggest to replace with a good set of german bearings. If it wasn't for the bearings they would get five stars.

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