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Suntour XC Pro front hub Hub

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)


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Suntour XC Pro front hub


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by euphras a Cross Country Rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2008

Strengths:    Polished and durable finish, great flange design, grease guard, i stiil think it´s one of the nicest looking and crafted hubs out there.

Weaknesses:    none, if you own a grease pistol

Bottom Line:   
Nearly unbreakable, never experienced problems with broken spokes (even on the rear hub), on the front hub i still drive my 1993 original 6001 ball (cartridge) bearing set. If you can get one, get it!

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Favorite Trail:   eastern westphalia, Eggegebirge

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT II, Hügi and others from the MTB era of 1990 to 1995

Bike Setup:   92 Specialized Rock Hopper Suntour XC Pro only

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darren Ehresman a Racer from Fresno,Ca

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2002

Strengths:    Last over 8 years of hard riding.

Weaknesses:    None!

Bottom Line:   
I had these hubs for well over 8 years and over 10,000 miles on them. Had to change bearings once but that is it, Never had to adjust them or anything else. Now I bought a Single Speed frame and converted the rear hub, I figure I get another 8 years out of them at least! As some else has stated, I can not understand how Suntour could not compete with shimano!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   XT,LX and some others.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Gloucester

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2000

Strengths:    Finish, Easy Adjustability, Maintenance, Strength

Weaknesses:    Absolutely none

Bottom Line:   
This is the greatest hubset ever bar none. There is nothing you could improve on the design. I pity people who dont have this miracle of a front hub. If you can get your hands on any of these around do it. In the seven years I have owned this hub I have adjusted it twice and replaced the bearings once. The greaseguard system and cold forged cups and races are superior to all hubs I have ever seen.

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Favorite Trail:   All North Shore

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Almost any hub you can think of

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit with misc. Parts Front hub originally came on Paramount 90

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hamish Walker a Cross Country Rider from Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2000

Strengths:    Grease-guard, finish, longevity

Weaknesses:    Minimal sealing

Bottom Line:   
This hub came as part of the original XC Pro group and with only one change of bearings has lasted through all weather and been raced, toured, commuted for nearly ten years. With the availability of industry standard bearings should last another ten. If you can find one buy it. Great for wet weather or winter use. In fact, great for all round use.

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Favorite Trail:   Loch Fyne/Loch Awe

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT

Bike Setup:   Specialised Stumpjumper Team/SunTour XC Pro

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Koh lee wei a Cross-Country Rider from Singapore

Date Reviewed: July 14, 1999

Strengths:    
Grease guard and low maintanance.I like the smooth rolling hub.Very good hub for a very good price.


Weaknesses:    
None.Really can`t find any.


Bottom Line:   
Don`t buy a bike without it.
Suit everyone.

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Favorite Trail:   
Bukit Timah Trail

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Parallex Shimano.


Bike Setup:   
Peugeot Excess 7005 frame
Tektro v-brakes
8-speed shimano
SRsuntour MG80 Front sus

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Little Welsh boy a Cross-Country Rider from Wales

Date Reviewed: April 7, 1999

Strengths:    
Shiny, Simple & it's Grease Guard! I think they take standard motorbike wheel bearings as well


Weaknesses:    
None on my rigid setup


Bottom Line:   
A great hub, if you can get one...

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
SunTour XC D
Union cheapie


Bike Setup:   
Rigid MTB - used on & off road. With slicks mostly now though.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Steve H a Cross-Country Rider from Minneapolis, MN

Date Reviewed: April 1, 1999

Strengths:    
Durable, smooth rolling, easy maintenance with grease guard


Weaknesses:    
Not stiff enough for use with a shock


Bottom Line:   
Very good hub. Makes you wonder why Sun Tour couldn't compete against Shimano when they made such a nice product. If you need a great hub for a rigid front, this is it!

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
WTB Grease Guard hubs,
Sun Tour Grease Guard BB, headset, pedals


Bike Setup:   
Judy SL

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by BobC a Weekend Warrior from RI

Date Reviewed: March 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Amazing durability


Weaknesses:    
No more!


Bottom Line:   
Great hub if you can find it. Amazing durability. Great greaseguard feature.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
WTB GG bottom bracket



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06 frs xc pro front hub bearing size(stout)

hi possie.does anyone know the size of the sealed bearing in the stout hub on my 06 fsr xc pro .i,ve searched the web but no joy. mine have finaly giv it up and need replacing..cheers all..rob.. :madman:Read More »

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