Paul Components Fhub Hub

4.92/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $97.00


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Product Description

The front hub with a funny name does everything any front hub should do, and much more...


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by tim a Weekend Warrior from cinti, oh

Date Reviewed: November 24, 1999

Strengths:    
good bearings
excellent machining
adjustable
countersunk spoke holes


Weaknesses:    
ti axle bolts wear out


Bottom Line:   
a good hub. monstrous axle, reasonable weight, spoke heads fit snugly in the spoke holes, nice machining, smooth. but the axle bolts tend to become rounded out. they shoulda used stainless bolts, not ti. if you have the same problem, you can take an old axle from a cheap shimano hub and thread it thru the middle of the paul axle, it fits just right and allows you to use a qr.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
white ind, lx


Bike Setup:   
khs montana team
halson inversion

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by eric a Cross-Country Rider from n.cal

Date Reviewed: September 26, 1999

Strengths:    
smooooooth!
nice design


Weaknesses:    
wish paul would make a QR for these


Bottom Line:   
very, very very, nice hub. very smooth. after 3 months of riding on very rocky and dusty conditions at the end of a rigid fork there have been no squeeks, squawks, or any other noise or problems with this hub. have a feeling it may last twice as long as my old hubs.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
suntour XC hubs that lasted 15 years


Bike Setup:   
rigid single speed, got this to compliment the WORD hub in the rear

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by My Poor Friend Me a Cross-Country Rider from NorCal

Date Reviewed: September 14, 1999

Strengths:    
light, smooooth beyond description


Weaknesses:    
seems to loosen easily,
too smooth for mortals?


Bottom Line:   
I pretty much agree with everything else that has been posted here. smooth, stiff and well built. however, mine seem to loosen very easily. about a month of moderate riding, and twice it has loosened up beyond what i expect, even from a new hub

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Chris King classic
Ringle SOB
Shimano XT



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by koala a Cross-Country Rider from lake oswego, OR

Date Reviewed: August 31, 1999

Strengths:    
super light, super smooth, super cool.


Weaknesses:    
hmm... too cool?


Bottom Line:   
these hubs came standard on my bianchi boss. these are truely the best hubs around. the W.O.R.D hub (wacky one-speed rear device) is also truely perfect. there isnt much difference though... pretty much the same because 1 speed doesnt need a freewheel! anyway, these hubs are great. i've been riding them for several months now, every day. a simple adjustment here and there, and they're perfect. light weight (lighter than spots). you'll love these hubs.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
spot


Bike Setup:   
bianchi boss

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Miguel Aguirre from Staten Island, NY 10301

Date Reviewed: January 19, 1999

Bottom Line:   


The Paul front hub that came on my Bianchi Boss made a
strange noise at first, but with a little adjustment and
an occasional lube voila! The rear W.O.R.D. hub should
stand for wonderful one speed rear device. If your
entertaining the idea of going 1 speed I'm not too sure
you can do better. Tried the old style canti's ...eh
you could do better.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by single speeder paul a cross-country rider from marin ca

Date Reviewed: July 30, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Yes the front is nice but what about the W.O.R.D! they ROCK, if you
do the Single thing look no further, mine are laced w/121's, 14g, brass nips
buy'em, you won't be sorry. never mind Spot, they to heavy my brother, this page resly needs a single speed area, we are out there, come on in the waters fine.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by MICHAEL a racer from AUSTIN,TX

Date Reviewed: June 30, 1998

Bottom Line:   


VERY NICE, AS WELL MADE AND RELIABLE AS ANY HUB CAN BE. I RETURNED IT TO PAUL'S FOR MAINTENENCE AND RECEIVED PROMPT AND REASONABLY PRICED SERVICE FOR NEW BEARINGS, WHICH BY THE WAY AS YOU CAN SEE BELOW ARE SMOOTH FROM DAY 1 ON. (JUST DON'T OVERTIGHTEN EM AND THEN GO SLOPPING THRU A SEASON A MUD)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Rob King a downhiller from Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

Date Reviewed: May 22, 1998

Bottom Line:   


This is amazing! It's sooooo much smoother than the shimano stuff - it just keeps on spinning! Does everything it should do, and isn't an overpriced pile of junk like the deraillieurs! The colour matches my Z1's really nicely, and looks so funky! It goes really well on my orange dream machine (Santa Cruz Heckler)...
Well worth the money! - Try one!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Sam from Seattle

Date Reviewed: January 22, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I love my fhud DDT. It is very stiff and very burly and actually lighter than my older XT. The axle is huge (25mm) and it even bolts on to the fork. Get this hub it is stout. I am currently switching this wheel to my hard tail and puting a Hope with a disk brake on the front of my FS/DH bike.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mike McKeand a downhiller from Mankato, Minnesota

Date Reviewed: December 10, 1997

Bottom Line:   


This hub is the most cherished part on my bike. Paul makes the most beautiful bike components in the world. This hub is so smooth. I repeat, soooooo smooooth. It's damn sturdy too. I don't have much else to say except exellent machining and that it's the coolest thing in the world of bikes. 5 peppas for sure!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by DAVE a racer from RICHMOND,VA

Date Reviewed: October 30, 1997

Bottom Line:   


THE PAUL HUB IS BEAUTIFUL.MINE LOOKS LIKE A GOLD OIL DRUM.IT'S VERY SMOOTH,SUPER STIFF,AND EASYLY MAINTAINED.MINE SQUEEKED AFTER A FEW MONTHS BUT I LUBBED IT ONCE AND IT HAS NEVER SQUEEKED AGAIN.IT'S WELL WORTH THE MONEY.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by big dave a cross-country rider from vail,co

Date Reviewed: July 10, 1997

Bottom Line:   


this hub is badd ass. totally stiff. sweet hub for your suspension fork. hey all you judy and manitou owners listen up, step up to a fhub and improve your steering.
-word.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Dean Wallace a cross-country rider from Santa Rosa, CA

Date Reviewed: March 7, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I have been riding the fhub since early October of '96 an have been very happy with it so far. It is super smooth (smoother than the Ultegra hub on my road bike!). The only small annoyance was a squeak(no doubt accountable to the number of large puddles in my local riding spot) that developed in early January which went away with the application of some Triflow at the start of each ride. A great hub, a bit expensive, but a great hub!

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