Paul Components W.O.R.D. Hub Hub

3.73/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $109.00


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WORD - Wacky One-Speed Rear Device

The WORD is a bullet proof piece of bicycle hardware, and will take you to places, both physically and psychologically, you never dreamed of.



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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ken Gilbert a Cross Country Rider from Decatur, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2007

Strengths:    They just go. Durability. I love to ride and trail side repairs are a drag. Paul hubs keep on rolling.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Ride your bike and enjoy. Everyone who sees my bike loves the simplicity. I have not had to change any parts since I bought it and the guy who sold it to me said everything was original from 95-97? I'm not sure exactly. It's a great bike and I just love to ride it. I may change out the front fork for a 29er with a Paul hub of course.
We'll see.

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Favorite Trail:   Yargo

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   From my bike mechanic

Similar Products Used:   This is my first SS bike.

Bike Setup:   Landshark frame. Paul hubs. Mavic rims. Maxxis rubber. Avid arch rival brakes. Time ATAC pedals. Raceface cranks. SS chain. Brooks saddle. Tomson post and stem.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matthew Berg a Racer from Madison,WI

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow up to my eariler review. I stripped the axle out, but lucky me you can get longer bolts and tap further into the hub. The treads are metric...beware. The bearings are easy to replace, I have replaced the drive side twice in three years.

Two years ago a Rep from Paul emailed me...Sorry for calling you guys Nazis...I was misinformed there are assorted favors of this hub.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Budget


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eelpie a Cross Country Rider from virginia

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2002

Strengths:    Light, nice-looking, builds up a great wheel, smooth, hex head bolts, angled flanges, made in the U.S.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
A great hub (though I've only used it a short time). Nice and light, relatively inexpensive, pretty stout for its weight, smooth. Some say the brass washers are a weakness, but they work great for me without tugs; this may change if the washers become deformed, but I like the design so far.

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Favorite Trail:   Patapsco/Avalon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   ultimateridingsports.com

Similar Products Used:   Surly NEW hubs (great hubs for the $, but a bit heavy).

Bike Setup:   On-One Inbred, RF Turbine cranks, Answer bar, Thomson stem and post, Salsa collar, Spot ring, SRAM-PC1 chain, Paul rear hub/SunRingle SOB front hub laced to Sun 0 Degree Lite rims (DT comp DB spokes), SI Max Flight Trans Am saddle, SD-7 levers and brakes, King HS, Manitou BLACK Elite Air fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by suLLy a Racer from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2002

Strengths:    Smooth roller, bolt on, looks good, fully serviceble.

Weaknesses:    None evident to me.

Bottom Line:   
Great hub for the money. Great craftsmanship. It is easy to service the entire hub, it uses standard bearings and their replacement is simple. Even replacing the axle was a breeze. Replacement parts are available at www.paulcomp.com along w/ excellent customer service and support.

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Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry Mesa

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Champions Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Bianchi B.U.S.S

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by derek a Cross Country Rider from Santa Clara, CA

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2002

Strengths:    Light, dishless.

Weaknesses:    Bearings locked up after 3 months.

Bottom Line:   
Very light and good overall concept. After 3 months I noticed the rear wheel wasn't spinning to well. Took the hub apart and the axle was just spinning inside 2 frozen bearings. Also, when removing the end nut big shards of aluminum came out. Overall I'm not impressed with the machining of the piece. I replaced the bearings a pair from Phil Wood and I haven't had any problems.

If I bought another set I would definitely buy Phil Wood for durability and quality (although sacrificing some weight).

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   webcyclery

Similar Products Used:   LX hubs spaced out for SS.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tony a Cross Country Rider from Newcastle Ca.

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2002

Strengths:    Light,simple,strong.Easy to obtain parts.

Weaknesses:    Don't over torque threads in an aluminum axle.

Bottom Line:   
Paul hubs work good,look good,light, easy to service. can order parts easily from Paul in Chico, Ca. The original K.I.S.S.

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Favorite Trail:   a new one

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Cambria Bicycle Emporium

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Bianchi BUSS, Mavic 517s, thomson, race face, carbon monkey,
avid ti brakes/XTR levers,747's,hutchinson python, 34:16

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ken Baker from Santa Cruz

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent craftsmenship, solid bearings, haven't even needed to adjust the cones. Disc brake option.
Made in Nor-Cal.


Weaknesses:    Sometimes I wish the hub flage was higher. Con Wrench/Bottle opener was not included with the hub...

Bottom Line:   
PAUL's W.O.R.D hub is the bomb. Mr. Price has been involved and help evolve the SS market greatly. Not only his SS hubs but his drop outs, brakes, frames, and racks all kick ass. I could not be more pleased with my WORD hub. The only thing that could make this hub any cooler would be if it were a cassette.

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Favorite Trail:   Mailboxes

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   PAUL Comp

Similar Products Used:   Phil SS hub (so heavy)

Bike Setup:   Sycip SS w/disc (F cables!)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by shiggy a Cross Country Rider from veneta oregon

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2000

Strengths:    simple, easy to work on, cartridge bearing

Weaknesses:    brass axle end washers, aluminum axle used with axle fixing bolts

Bottom Line:   
I have cracked 2 sets of the brass washers in the past year and now I have had the axle threads strip out. Soft metal alloys do not make sense on a hub that needs to tightened as much SS hubs need to be tightened to prevent slipping. A nutted or bolted steel axle makes more sense than alloy bolted axle. I may replace it with a Surley at half the price.

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Favorite Trail:   mad river

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   VooDoo Nzumbi with 32 or 34 by 18 or 20 gearing. I do a lot of climbing.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matthew Berg a Cross Country Rider from Madison,WI

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2000

Strengths:    1. No dish=strong rear wheel
2. Smooth
3. light
4. Boom proof axil


Weaknesses:    -One color, black you would think the guys a Paul were Nazis like Henry Ford.
-Yeah try to find a 19 or 20 mm cone wrench to work on it and you will be a god.
-brass washers yield(bend permenantly)easily, but they will not rust.

-Needs better seals on drive side.


Bottom Line:   
Get a 1x1 or spot, they will both be lower than the price range of this puppy..with the same performance. For what it is, it works, but others work just as well for laess bones.

Now get on a single speed and spin...fool..i'm out...

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Favorite Trail:   quary park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   XT hub with spacers

Bike Setup:   853 steel single speed with Yo' edde 1-1/4' rigid fork..if you are affiad of a couple bumps, man... then your a chump!

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by flying pig a Cross-Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: October 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Simple, not too expensive


Weaknesses:    
Bronze washers are too soft


Bottom Line:   
The bronze washers that hold the hub to the dropouts are too soft. They deform over
time, especially if you make the bolts tight. Also have a Phil hub where this is not a
problem. The Phil costs a little more, but is more durable.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Phil Wood single speed rear hub


Bike Setup:   
Rigid single speed

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

Date Reviewed: September 26, 1999

Strengths:    
very smooth
hassle free


Weaknesses:    
are there supposed to be any?


Bottom Line:   
very nice, smooth, sturdy, bombproof hub. carries my 200+ pound body down very bumpy and rocky trails without any problems. this hub is the WORD!

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
suntour XC hubs that lasted 15 years



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