Weaknesses: 1st freehub body failed after less then 200 miles, 2nd failed after less then 100 miles.
avoid the 142x12m XT hub at all costs
Date Reviewed: July 28, 2013
Strengths: One of the better bearing finishes and designs and a resonable cost if it worked. Warranty top notch.
Weaknesses: Every 142mm hub in our city of 80,000 people has failed! Warrenty freehub fails just a fast! So unless a more flexable steel is used like their Ti XTR freehub, these hubs are going down in the history books as the worst modern rear hubs made.
Until shimano replaces these with ones that work don't even think about it! Saints and ZZZ's will be just as bad.
I have ridden about 300ish miles on the hub. The freehub body cracked.
In 20+ years, I have never broken a freehub body before. I do not ever recall seeing a broken one.
Shimano is sending a warrantee freehub body through my LBS. That is going to take a couple weeks.
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I have a xt788 rear hub and are unable to install it ont to the rear end of my HD because the axel on the hub sm-ax75 is too long. dose anyone know if you can get a narrower left nut. if so can you on form me the part number and some where to purchase it on line.
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