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Surly 1x1 Hub

3.47/5 (15 Reviews)

Product Description

When the bandwagon rolls through your town, be ready with the Surly 1x1™ single-speed hubs. You’ll be confident in your derby abilities rolling on this pair of rugged hubs. The Surly 1x1™ single-speed hubs are forged and CNC-machined from 6061 aluminum and feature 4130 Cro-Moly solid axles, spinning on sealed cartridge bearings. The 135mm-spaced rear hub allows the use of BMX freewheels and as an added bonus, it’s threaded on each side for the convenience of quick gear changes. Front hub spacing is 100mm, and the matched pair is available in black or silver, (32 hole only). Both feature the handsome 1x1™ laser-etched logo.

M.S.R.P. - Front $45, Rear $54

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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Big Daddio a Racer

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2012

Strengths:    Inexpensive

Weaknesses:    Needs constant adjustments

Bottom Line:   
I had an older version of the Surly 1x1 hub and it was great. Not real light but dependable and simple. Got the new version and built up a wheel with it and have had nothing but problems. If you adjust the bearings tight enough that they have no play you wear the bearings out in about a week. Replacement bearings aren't too expensive but it's a pain to change them and if you let the bearing go too far they disinegrate and then you have a heck of a time getting them out. Seriously, DON'T BUY THESE HUBS! THEY ARE JUNK!

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Favorite Trail:   Skegg's

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   WTB, White Indutries, Paul

Bike Setup:   Single Speed and Rigid

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by noosa2 a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2011

Strengths:    The price was right

Weaknesses:    Way too much time trying to adjust this hub.

Bottom Line:   
Wow - I have been working on my own bikes and friends bikes for more than 30years and this is the first hub that has totally stumped me. They need to be adjusted all the time - I would have to adjust this hub between laps of a BMX track - that's less than 40seconds of ride time. The hub is either too tight or it is too loose - no "just right".

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Favorite Trail:   National

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   King, Hadley, Shimano XT, XTR, Bontrager ...

Bike Setup:   Used this hub on a Black Market Mob setup for BMX

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by bwmarshall1 a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2010

Strengths:    Hmmm...

Weaknesses:    Require constant adjustment... which does not help. One or two rides and they are loose and rattle.

Bottom Line:   
Not a fan! These take more adjustment and f****ing around to keep adjusted than necessary. They are too tight and grind, or they are too loose and rattle, there is NO in between with adjustment. As a former bike mechanic and having been a rider for nearly 30 years... these are the worst I have had.

Bleh... buy something else.

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Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Similar Products Used:   Nothing that is SS specific...

Bike Setup:   Vassago Jabberwocky, White Bros carbon fork, Race Face cranks, WTB rims and tires...blah blah blah...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim Beam a Cross Country Rider from Santa Fe, NM

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2010

Strengths:    none whatsoever

Weaknesses:    requires frequent adjustment. Removal of the SS hub freewheel requires superhuman strength. I have this, but it still hurts.

Bottom Line:   
Never again. Surly has a big FAIL on this hub.

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Favorite Trail:   SBT

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   X

Similar Products Used:   Hope, Shimano XT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GrampBredo a Cross Country Rider from CT, USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2010

Strengths:    They work, they don't require much maintenance.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
I'd buy these again. They're simple, they work, there's nothing to go wrong with them. They roll on sealed cartridge bearings, with adjustable preload nuts on the axle (ala shimano). But, they hardly ever need to be adjusted. In six months of active woods riding, I haven't touched them (other than open them up to see what was inside). The adjusters really just let you keep getting more life out of the bearings. And when the bearings do wear out, they're cheap and easy to replace, without replacing the whole hub. Overall, highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   Bluff Point

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Part of Used Karate

Similar Products Used:   Entry level shimano hubs, and a DT Swiss 340

Bike Setup:   Rigid, singlespeed Karate Monkey

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Isolation Helmet a Cross Country Rider from Fairfax, CA

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2010

Strengths:    Inexpensive but strong hubs

Weaknesses:    In two years of riding (5,000+ miles per year) I have needed to replace the bearings in the rear wheel twice

Bottom Line:   
I like the hubs but if you do not replace the bearings yourself they become very expensive. The replacement bearings are cheap but needing replacement annually is too much for those who do not do their own repair work. I would only recommend these hubs to someone capable of the bearing replacement.

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Favorite Trail:   Tamarancho

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Sunshine Bike

Similar Products Used:   Phil Wood

Bike Setup:   Fixed Gear Commuter

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff you don't need that a Cross Country Rider from GBK represent!!

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2007

Strengths:    seem to be good and strong.

Weaknesses:    The old 1x1 hubs were amazing, surly never should have switched the design. They decided they needed to make the bearings adjustable...i've gone thru 2 sets of "new" hubs and had the same problems with each.. the bearings are either loose and wobbly, or if you tighten them to take out the wobble they damn near lock up... and they are NOT smooth . damn you surly for changing the design!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
if your looking for a rear hub,, spend the extra dollars and get yourself a paul hub, yeah its like 50$ more but its 100x better. If you don't have the extra money... walk, If you in for a front hub, get just about anything else. I've been contemplating going back to my Shimano xt disk hubs. with loose ball bearings.

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Favorite Trail:   the river

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   interwebs

Similar Products Used:   garbage

Bike Setup:   custom steel frame, karate monkey fork, avid disks, race face crank, surly bars, crank bros peds, a seat, some spokes, and a chain

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tom Widdison a Cross Country Rider from Oakland, CA US

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2007

Strengths:    Simple, easy to maintain, sealed bearings.

Weaknesses:    none so far. I wish they were a cassette but I am running a whiteind. trials freewheel so I have got that covered anyway.

Bottom Line:   
Good value, everything a singlespeeder looks in a product. No b.s.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Bingham Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Paul SS,

Bike Setup:   Surly 1x1, Specialized bars and stem, Ryno Lite hoops, Truvativ Stylo SS cranks, White Industries freewheel.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ivan from Boyz-town, ID

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2005

Strengths:    Burly. Reliable. Relatively cheap. Haven't had to rebuild it yet - but I'm not worried.

Weaknesses:    Heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I've been enjoying this hub all season. Nice compromise of cost and weight for reliability and strength. Certainly no Phil Wood - but its also 100$ less.

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Favorite Trail:   MCT

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Speedgoat - maybe

Bike Setup:   SS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Al a Weekend Warrior from Bisbee, AZ

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2003

Strengths:    Sealed cartridge angular contact bearings
Accepts BMX freewheels on both sides
Solid axle
No dish and wide spacing makes for a strong wheel
Flanges are ultra beefy
Looks pimp

Weaknesses:    Doesn't come in 36h

Bottom Line:   
I have a Surly New Hub. When I ordered mine I thought I was getting a 1x1 but found out the 1x1 was discontinued and replaced by the New Hub. This thing is tha bomb! I weigh 250lbs and I ride angry on urban. My axle is still striaight, bearings are still fresh feeling, even after countless drops to flat on concrete, stair hucks, casing concrete edges on gaps, and enough abuse to snap my last frame. The flanges are so beefy i don't believe they will ever be damaged. The bearings are standard 7901 and are the only part I expect to ever have to replace (bearings die, fact of life).

Buy this thing if you wanna huck off the roof on a hardtail. Buy it if you want a smooth and reliable SS hub.

Also, the axle can be easily replaced with a hollow QR axle, although I don't know why anyone would want to unless you're racing and would need QR for flat changes.

Any number of flaming chilis do not do this piece justice, so I'll just peg both meters.


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Favorite Trail:   Urban trials nirvana outside my front door, anything with stairs and concrete

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $79.00

Purchased At:   Sun N Spokes - LBS @sierra vista, AZ

Similar Products Used:   None, i used to run a Shimano with a pile of spacers and a cog

Bike Setup:   '03 Da Bomb Sputnik 14" horizontal drops, Bomber Z2 Atom80 fork, Profile BMX cranks with Hatecake/dual 22t chainrings being installed, KMC Kink chain, ACS Claws freewheel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jerome a Weekend Warrior from Grenoble, France

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2003

Strengths:    Smooth, strong, cannot be stolen quickly (15mm bolts), rear hubs is symetrical so the wheel is stronger and stiffer.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I use the bike weekly to go to work and on week-ends to ride with wife and kid (kid sits on the bike with me).
About 200km per week (70~90 on mountain roads on WE), sometimes more. Even if raining or snowing.
No play, no rust, as smooth as the first time, the hubs seem to be reliable so far.

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Favorite Trail:   Alpes

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $105.00

Purchased At:   Streak'X

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi 20 mm DFH, Planet'X Goliath DRH, Formula 20mm DFH, XT DRH, Mavic Ksyrium Hubs (for sale today).

Bike Setup:   Surly 1x1 frame, Avid Arch brakes and levers, Mavic D521 rims, B52 stem and bar, Marzocchi MXR 10mm fork, FSA Pig set, Stronglight century crankset (44 t) and bracket, BMX 18t free-wheel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicholas from Reno, Nevada

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2002

Strengths:    See The Bottom Line...

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
VERY NICE Hubs… The bearings are soo smooth. It’s a very solid feeling hub. These things look and feel as if they are never going to brake. I highly recommend this hub.

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Favorite Trail:   Keystone to Verdi

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $58.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Custom Single speed. Older Schwinn frame (w/ old drop outs cut off and BMX style welded in), Race Face Cranks, Hell Bent HB, Salsa Moto Stem, Selle Italia Nitrox seat, XT V-Brakes, Mavic 221 Rims, Surly 1x1 Hub.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tyler janicik a Weekend Warrior from sacramento

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2002

Strengths:    has'nt broke dispite numerous attempts to kill them

Weaknesses:    they didn't have them in black when I placed the order, other than that they're perfect

Bottom Line:   
my bike is the sh*t, it goes anywhere
I mainly ride street, but I do ride dirt trails about twice a week and there is nothing more gratifying than out climbing other riders on geared bikes, I find it best make your moves when they shift because that usually throws off their momentum

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Favorite Trail:   urban assult anywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   azonic DS-1, marzochi Z-1 MCR 130 mm, mavvic 521 rims, easton carbon riser bars,rase face DH system stem and real seal headset, Truvativ isis BB and single speed cranks, avid arch 50 brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick from Tempe, AZ

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2002

Strengths:    I've only used the rear hub, so that's the one I'm reviewing.
Light weight- Hub is 260g, and a freewheel weighs about 100g. Cheap, too. Very very strong- I regularly drop 5 feet to level concrete and have never had a single problem. You'll never bend that axle.

Weaknesses:    The axle is probably beefier than it needs to be- I wish they were available in a standard QR. I hate carrying a 15mm wrench. Not that much of a problem in the grand scheme of things.

Bottom Line:   
If you want a good lightweight SS hub for not very much money at all, here's your hub. Mine has never had any bearing trouble or developed any play despite some serious abuse. I weigh 180# and I break parts quite a bit, but this thing keeps kickin.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Plenty of rear cassette hubs, this is my first SS hub

Bike Setup:   Planet X Zebdi, Orange trials fork, and the full trials kit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Little JeSSe a Weekend Warrior from Missouri

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2002

Strengths:    Awsome, Strong, Great company, and what matters most it's Black

Weaknesses:    Got stuck with a flat and without an 15mm to get the wheel off (no quick release) oh well stop whinning

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is you cant go wrong with this hub its fairly cheap, very strong, and nicley built awsome for a singlespeed

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Favorite Trail:   Binder

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   High Street Cycles

Similar Products Used:   cheap aluminum hub that came on a Fisher

Bike Setup:   Smith&Wesson cop frame, truvative SS cranks Surly hub with salsa gordo rims rock shock judy T long travel(old) also using a surly singlelator which is working awsome

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