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Shimano XT M788 Hub

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Shimano XT FH-M788 Hub Much stifferThan Quick Release version Center Lock rotor mount 32 hole


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Loving Life on a Bike!

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2015

Strengths:    NONE!!

Weaknesses:    EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
After only 6 months of riding the rear free hub body cracked all the way across. Did a search of the fh-m788 and found a lot of people have the same problem. Also like most of the people when you contact Shimano about this they know that there is a defect in this free hub body. I talked to 3 different reps on different days and all stated that there is a known problem with this hub. Yet Shimano will not do anything about this. What they want you to do is pay to have the free hub taken off(unless you have a 15mm hex laying around) then pay to have it shipped to them(YES a broken part that they know is defective) and then pay to have it reinstalled. All of this will cost you about the same price as a new hub, even if you have or want to buy the 15mm hex wrench it will cost close to the price of a new hub. The wrench alone(Park Tools) is $27-$36 then shipping the broken free hub. Then you will have to wait a month before you get your free hub back from Shimano. So if you don't have another set of wheels your not going to be able to ride for at least 5-6 weeks.
So in summary all I can say is buy them if you want to but know that you have been warned. Plus understand that if you put a lot of torque into your riding you will not last beyond a couple months of riding. I was lucky that my hub only cracked, for that I was able to ride out. Some people had theirs break up so that they had to walk out. Keep this in mind and do your own research about this hub before you buy it.

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Favorite Trail:   ALL single track

Bike Setup:   Marin Rift Zone XC8 29er

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tarp43

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2013

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    1st freehub body failed after less then 200 miles, 2nd failed after less then 100 miles.

Bottom Line:   
avoid the 142x12m XT hub at all costs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Phil Evanson

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.

Bottom Line:   
Until shimano replaces these with ones that work don't even think about it! Saints and ZZZ's will be just as bad.

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Shimano XT FH-M788 12x142 rear hub - broken freehub body

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. I was not willing to ... Read More »

re xt m788 rear hub for HD

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. Or am I missing something obviou ... Read More »

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