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RooX Thelma XC Disc-Hubs Hub

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Compatible with all Disc-Brakes matching the new international standard 2000
  • Precision sealed cartridge bearings
  • Rear Hub comes with a Shimano XT freewheel and a 10 mm stainless steel full axle
  • CNC machined from high grade aircraft aluminium 7075-T6
  • For 32 spokes
  • Weight: 220 g (front), 398 g (rear, incl. washers and nuts)

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Joel a Cross Country Rider from Canberra, Australia

    Date Reviewed: August 30, 2005

    Strengths:    Ha ! I'm now a cross-country rider. How things change. Anyway, hub spins smooth, is well made etc

    Weaknesses:    doesn't appear to conform to ISO disc standards

    Bottom Line:   
    So yes, I tried to mount a disc brake on this hub (an 8" rotor no less) and had two separate problems. One problem was that the rotor mounting flange was too far from the LH dropout, meaning that the rotor rubbed on the inside of the disc caliper (an avid bb7 caliper, do they come any more adjustable?). Another problem was that the LH spoke flange was too close to the rotor flange, meaning the rotor hit the spokes. Lucky for me, I happened to have a King ISO arrive and had another rim lying around. This hub remains on its rhyno lite and remains a v-brake only wheel, but is otherwise doing perfectly.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Joel a Weekend Warrior from Canberra, Australia

    Date Reviewed: November 23, 2004

    Strengths:    Fairly light, simple design, very smooth bearings.

    Weaknesses:    could potentially have problems with bearing retention.

    Bottom Line:   
    Running the front hub. Nice looking, smooth running hub. Haven't actually run discs on it yet but the mounting flange looks like it should hold up fine. Bearings run very smooth with very little friction. Strange thing about this hub is that there isn't actually any bearing or axle retention mechanism. The bearings are pressed in sufficiently well that they won't come unseated or fall out if the wheel is removed. The axle runs right through and has a cap on each end which is clamped onto a stop in the perfect spot to have just enough pressure on the bearings. I have had absolutely zero problems with this retention mechanism, you can pop out the axle and bearings for maintenance or replacement with just your fingers. The whole thing is held together by the force from the skewer.

    For the price though, a Chris King ISO hub runs lighter, has an axle retention mechanism and adjustable bearing tension and has a 5 year warranty.

    XC riders will love the smooth bearings, but harder riders might prefer a little more confidence in their axle and bearings staying put.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   everything, shimano, king, WI.

    Bike Setup:   26" trials bike. Hub laced 3x to Rhyno lite rim and mounted on a Planet-X fork.

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