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Shimano Deore XT FH-M765 Rear Hub

2.83/5 (12 Reviews)
Weight : 369 grams


Product Description

  • Center Lock system compatible
  • Cup & Cone bearing
  • Smooth rotation
  • Double contact sealing


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by machinetwelve a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2012

Strengths:    They haven't exploded yet.

Weaknesses:    have to tighten them before every ride. I'm not a fan of loose ball bearings.

Bottom Line:   
I've been riding these for about 6 months. After the first 2 months I noticed the hub was loose on the axle so I tightened it. Then I noticed It kept coming loose so I disassembled and rebuilt the hubs. Good for about a week until they started loosening again. Looking into new hubs because I'm so pissed off at these things. I know some people swear by loose ball bearings but I've found that dirt and mud easily gets in there. and they're not the easiest to rebuild. I bought these cheap thinking they couldn't be that bad since they are XT. I was dead wrong.

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Similar Products Used:   Surly Hubs, Rolf hubs

Bike Setup:   Vassago Jabberwocky Singlespeed. These Hubs are laced to velocity Blunt rims.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Metu Vis a Cross Country Rider from St Petersburg, FL USA

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2012

Bottom Line:   
The drive side torque nut loosens within 40 miles; happen three times within 120 miles. I solved this issue when reassembling the hub, added lock tight to the axle to ensure the torque nut would not loosen.
My recommendation do not by these hubs or any wheel set that has these hubs. At best these hubs are poor quality and not worth the worriment if you are a serious rider.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   ActionWheelSport


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Daemongrad a Weekend Warrior from Brockville,ON. Canada

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2011

Strengths:    looks nice, rolls super smooth, lightweight.

Weaknesses:    after rolling super smooth for about 150k the hub either locks up or comes loose inside the freehub mechanism. It has happened 2 times, the first locking up, the second loosening off so I had play in my wheel/cassette. LBS had to order a tool for the inner bits the first time, and is a very quick fix once you get to it.

Bottom Line:   
Came on my Mavic 721's. I like it when it works and don't much like the fact that it has failed twice. Seems a quick fix when you have the proper tool, but costs 15 bucks a week to keep rolling.

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Favorite Trail:   B&D

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   other rear hubs

Bike Setup:   non stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mtnbike1 a Cross Country Rider from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2010

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    broke less than 2 weeks after getting my new Santa Cruz Tall Boy 29er

Bottom Line:   
After climbing a very small hill on my 4th ride on this hub, I heard a loud pop. The rear hub was completely broken and a major hassle to replace. Even if Shimano sends me a new one, it's not worth replacing with a new one and having to be stranded in deep woods again. I'll have to eat the cost and move on but hopefully by reading this review you won't have to same problem. Don't buy this rear hub. I do love all other shimano products I've tried.

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Favorite Trail:   Slickrock

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   DT Swiss

Bike Setup:   not relevant

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by 2002heckler a Cross Country Rider from Eureka, ca

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2009

Strengths:    Price

Weaknesses:    Rear hub loosens on the drive side, greased poorly.

Bottom Line:   
With less than 100 miles on the rear hub it loosened up on the drive side. I called bike shops and they said the XT is notorious for this. I would buy this hub again. But I would take it apart, grease it, and tighten it down before I used it. The freehub also has some play because the grease dissolved when exposed to water. It's wet here.

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Favorite Trail:   weaverville

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   jensen

Bike Setup:   heckler

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by killacitythrasher a Weekend Warrior from kc, missouri, usa

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2008

Strengths:    decent for a cheap hub, easily changable from qr axel to bolt on axel

Weaknesses:    bearings and axel keep coming loose every mile or so switched to bolt on axel still come loose but not as severe as with the qr axel, engagment on freewheel slips at random.

Bottom Line:   
for the price not bad would recomend switching the axels around. they have taken lots of abuse as all my parts do and have held up. bearings could be a tad smoother. they do have a taller spoke flange which is good. i would still recomend the ringle's and if u have the extra $$ and skills opt. for the avalible pro kits makes a world of difference in smoothness and engagment.

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Favorite Trail:   the streets

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   sun ringle, redline, surly 1x1, oynx, atomlab, mid to late 90 xtr and xt, many others

Bike Setup:   norco 250,S.S.(of course) marz. DJ1 20mm axel, GT cranks, hays 8" hydros, atomlab trail pmps, atomlab air corps pedals, k-rads,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by spcarter a Cross Country Rider from houghton, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2008

Strengths:    Durable, good engagement

Weaknesses:    Not sure if this is shimanos fault but the freewheel is starting to go

Bottom Line:   
This hub is a pretty good value and has worked well for me in normal conditions. The only problem I've had is that the bearings went to sh!t after I rode through a monsoon (mud puddles up past the hub, absolutely ridiculous) But after overhauling the bearings they've worked good. The freewheel is now slowly dieing but I'm pretty sure that's from left overs from the storm.

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Favorite Trail:   Beer 30

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   LBS


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DLH a Cross Country Rider from PACIFIC NW

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, reliable, absolutely serviceable. To Yevgeny below: Don't blame Shimano because of your countries supply problem.

Weaknesses:    A little bit on the heavy side.

Bottom Line:   
Great hubs for all round usage.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Yevgeny a Cross Country Rider from Russia

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2008

Strengths:    didn't find any

Weaknesses:    heavy, poor water and dirt protection, non serviceable

Bottom Line:   
Bought this hub instead of my died formula hub that was in stock on my bike and lasted for about 4000km in heavy riding conditions (mud, water, sand, snow).
I was really surprised when XT hub came in bad condition after only 500km. I've disassembled and cleaned up bearings but the problem with serviceableness of freewheel body remains. Washing and oiling didn't solve the problem. Separately freewheel impossible to by here. So the hub is unusable anymore.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Similar Products Used:   XSiv mid, Formula (some of the cheapest)


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug a Cross Country Rider from Boston Area

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    Smooth spinning. Adjustable. XT quality

Weaknesses:    found it had loosened one day for no apparent reason. Little dirt found its way past the first seal.

Bottom Line:   
Great hubs (f/r). Relatively light and trouble free. Haven't serviced them yet. Smooth spinning. Only one instance of trouble with the rear and its seems fine now. Affordable too!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   stock M-545

Bike Setup:   Spec. FSRxc, XT hubs, xc717 rims, wheelsmith spokes

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Watson Lu a Cross Country Rider from Petaluma CA USA

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2007

Strengths:    Good QR comes in 32 and 36 hole.

Weaknesses:    Axle Comes Loose
Not Smooth after rides
Slow Engagments On rear
Bad Seals don't hold out mud
engagments skip with excess amounts of mud
Heavy rear and front is average
Front has drag after short period of usage


Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY THESE HUBS SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR SOMTHING BETTER. THEY MAY BE CHEAP BUT THEY ARE STILL NOT WORTH IT.

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Favorite Trail:   Big Rock Ridge

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   Never used anything like this but Chris King ISO, Sun Ringle Abbah, Deemax hub

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper, King hubs(replaced from XT), Rock Shox Reba Race, Mavic 317, Monkeylite CT2, Avid BB5, Candy SL, FSA Afterburner, Thomson Seatpost, Salsa Skewers.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jovanni from Italy

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2007

Strengths:    lots

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Awesome quality/price (just a perfect one).
Smooth rolling, strong and nice looking.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Similar Products Used:   LX, XTR

Bike Setup:   XCross

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