Shimano Deore XT M756 front disc hub uses a double contact seals, and provides a 6-bolt ISO disc mounting surface. Front Hub Spacing: 100 mm Front AxleType: 9x1 Weight: 302 g Hub Drilling: as listed under choose size & color Hub/Brake Compatibility: 6-Bolt Disc
Strengths: Cheap, large hub flanges, roll smooth for a little while
Weaknesses: They use unsealed bearings making them short lived and a pain in the ass to service.
These hubs have lasted for 2 years of abuse. (Cross Country, Dirt Jump, Free ride, and some street) Over all they have been good durable hubs, but for me the hassle of readjusting the bearing preload every time the wheel comes off is not worth it.
I'm looking at them in a product catalog - they look identical except for color, and they weigh exactly the same (123g each, 246/pr), but the XT's are just more expensive.
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