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Syncros Rear Hub Hub

2.15/5 (26 Reviews)
Weight : 315g MSRP : $200.00


Product Description

  • Virtually indestructible. Unlike so-called bomb-proof hubs, our clutch mechanism is encased within a vault-like one-piece shell. Now that’s fat.
  • It’s crud-proof. The clutch is protected by 10 independent rubber seals and two labyrinth seals to keep dirt, water and crud from turning your ride into a total grind.
  • Compatible with Shimano XT, 8-speed XTR and 9-speed Dura Ace.


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Rekibsn a Racer from North Vancouver, BC

    Date Reviewed: April 8, 2010

    Strengths:    Sure looks nice.

    Weaknesses:    Lasted 4 minutes and failed miserably.

    Bottom Line:   
    Syncros make some really good products but these hubs are doing them no good at all. I resisted believing the bad press and went ahead and bought two hubs anyway. Silly me. This one lasted 200 yards and I had to walk home. The free-wheel just failed and now it is free in both directions.
    Anyone want to buy my other hub...New in box....never built up...cheap....???

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    Favorite Trail:   The Dirty one

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Similar Products Used:   Loads....Shimano, Suntour, Mavic.

    Bike Setup:   XC Bike and CX

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by James Flynn from Coventry, UK

    Date Reviewed: November 3, 2001

    Strengths:    Light
    Looks nice
    Easy to service/maintain


    Weaknesses:    Engagement, feels weak and with only 16 clicks per revolution, it doesn't satisfy me (Me is a trials rider)

    Bottom Line:   
    I don't really know who should buy this hub, they say its bombproof enough for DH but it certainly does't feel that way to me, it hasn't got the strength or the engagement points to be a trials hub and XC riders can get better hubs. Hmm... This hubs abit of a loser, I don't recommend it. Just to annoy you all, I ordered a Chris King Classic rear hub last week so that should soon replace the Syncros.

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    Favorite Trail:   Local trials spots in Coventry

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Broadribbs, Leamington

    Similar Products Used:   several Shimano models
    Hope Bulb
    Coda 200
    Diatech Disc


    Bike Setup:   Cortina Dual Frame, Orange trials forks... Oh sod it! Just take a look right here.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Tobi from Germany !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Date Reviewed: February 14, 2001

    Weaknesses:    NOT VERY STIFF !!!!!!
    Only for x-country !


    Bottom Line:   
    I had very much trouble with this Hub:
    The axle had play and the Bearings got broken.

    B U Y E V E R Y T H I N G F R O M S Y N C R O S , B U T
    N O T T H E H U B S ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano STX

    Bike Setup:   Syncros + Race Face

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Jim Kramer a Cross Country Rider from Marion, Iowa USA

    Date Reviewed: August 23, 2000

    Strengths:    None.

    Weaknesses:    Too much play, water contamination to bearings, many other problems.

    Bottom Line:   
    Blows, good thing you can not buy them anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A real suprise considering the quality of their other products.

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    Favorite Trail:   Surgar Bottom

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $189.00

    Purchased At:   Hall Bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   NA

    Bike Setup:   Gripshift - Good stuff.

    Overall Rating:3
    Submitted by Teg a Cross-Country Rider from Toronto, Ontario

    Date Reviewed: January 9, 2000

    Bottom Line:   
    I have had similar problems as the rest. Lots of play, poor design, and I even snapped the axle. I also have the front hub, and it performs flawlessly. Real dissapointement, considering the rest of their components are great.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   
    XTR
    STX


    Bike Setup:   
    Full syncros
    XT/XTR
    Marzocchi Z3 light
    Trek Alpha Alum

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Clayton Covemaker a Racer from Carbondale, IL

    Date Reviewed: November 15, 1999

    Bottom Line:   
    Everyone is welcome to the own opinion but I have nothing but praise for this hub set I am a 225 pound nightmare on equipment I ride hard and I have not had a single thing go wrong with them. The only thing bad that has happened to them this the aluminum freehub shell got nicked up by some over enthusiastic shop employees but other than that everything is fine.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Cedar Lake

    Duration Product Used:   
    1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   
    Shimano LX (97&99)



    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by derek a Cross-Country Rider from saskatoon, saskatchewan

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 1999

    Strengths:    
    nice looking, sounds good


    Weaknesses:    
    the bearings are always loosening up, which is no surprise since reading the reviews. I wish i would have read them BEFORE i bought the hub. Also once and a while the freehub doesnt engage properly and skips a notch. That sucks too. I thought syncros was always such good stuff, but not anymore. I only way 140lb, and ride on the praries, how much less abused can a hub get. I wouldnt recommend this hub to anyone. I would just like to say, go for a shimano, they are heavier, but trouble free. My XT hub gets ridden everyday on my winter bike through the worst of the worst and it is still alive. I dont even think i will try any warrenty stuff, just wait for next season and a set of XTR hubs. Maybe i should ride the syncros this winter and see how long it lasts.


    Bottom Line:   
    Its a no good piece of crap made by a respectable Canadian company. Canadian EH, it embarrases me.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    xt, white industries


    Bike Setup:   
    brodie soveriegn
    xtr cook bros
    z2 atom bomb
    worn out syncros hubs w/mavi 517 rims

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by mike a Racer from washington.dc

    Date Reviewed: September 17, 1999

    Strengths:    
    none


    Weaknesses:    
    expensive piece of crap..no customer service..axle comes loose..freehub spring broke..


    Bottom Line:   
    I bought a syncros wheelset a year ago and have nothing but trouble out of the rearhub...the front hub and rims are fine..the rear hub was loose when new..finally after tightening it 5-6 times it held..then the spring that keeps the pawls for the freehub in place broke..little bits of the broken spring locked up the hub..had that fixed now the hub is loose again...syncros should stick to making things with no moving parts...I've got a 3 year old lx hub that I've beaten the sh*t out of that works better than this thing..

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    Favorite Trail:   
    accotink

    Duration Product Used:   
    1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   
    xtr..xt..lx


    Bike Setup:   
    m2..manitou carbon

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Tom a Cross-Country Rider from Cooksville, MD

    Date Reviewed: September 17, 1999

    Strengths:    
    relatively trouble free


    Weaknesses:    
    Axle nut on drive side needs to be checked every couple rides ro tightness.


    Bottom Line:   
    Well, I heard there were some problems with some of these hubs, but I guess I,m one of the two guys out there that has had good luck with them. When they were new, I had to check the drive side axle nut and retorque it to 60 in. lbs. I still check them but it is infrequent that I have to retorque them. I have pulled them apart two times to grease the bearings but that was just PM. I use these hub for most of my XC riding and the really rocky races that I compete in. I don't baby them, I use them for the really epic rides. One thing I learned from the original White Ind. hubs is that after a ride or two the bearings set and you have to re-tension them no matter who the mfr. is. Just because it a sealed crtrigde bearing does not mean you can ride and forget normal maintenance. I used some Chris King hubs on my 'cross bike and after a particularly wet race (read torrential downpour)I pulled the rear hub apart and check the bearings. One of them (the drive side hub bearing) had muddy water run out of it. This bearing seal is exsposed to elements where as all of the syncros bearings have some kind of shield that mud and water have to work thru to contaminate the bearings.I have use many of their products and have been satisfied with all of them. Their headset is every bit as good as King's. I might get godsmacked the next time I ride these hubs, but I would give them two thunbs up.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Frederick, MD wate shed

    Duration Product Used:   
    1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   
    Chris King's
    White Industry originals
    White Ind. Speed Racers
    Paul's SS hubs


    Bike Setup:   
    Litespeed w/ SX carbon
    Ventana Habanero w/ Zoke Z-1
    Indy Fab Planet X
    Spot w/ Judy SL w/ White Bro. springs
    Outback cro. mo. w/ SX-Ti
    853 road bike

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Mark a Cross-Country Rider from Tampa, FL

    Date Reviewed: August 24, 1999

    Strengths:    
    looks


    Weaknesses:    
    SLOPPY BEARINGS


    Bottom Line:   
    My hub sucks as much as everyone elses. I can't even ride it anymore. only had it six months and wish i read these reviews first. I don't think much more needs to be said.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    flatwoods

    Duration Product Used:   
    6 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    xt, crosslands


    Bike Setup:   
    FSR, sun Oxc, black spokes, alloy nips.(looks cool anyways)

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Derek a Weekend Warrior from B.C. Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 4, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Looks good


    Weaknesses:    
    Excessive unremovable play.


    Bottom Line:   
    Syncros needs a product support! Attempts to contact them were futile, and the solution to there defective hub was to trade for another persons product of equal value. So I did what I thought was best, I payed a little more and bought King hubs. I'll rate them 1 chille just because I got my $$ out of them.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    All of them

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    Wheels of all sorts.


    Bike Setup:   
    Rocky Mountain Element

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Keith Thompson a Cross-Country Rider from St. Catharines, Ontario

    Date Reviewed: July 1, 1999

    Strengths:    
    At least it looks kinda cool.


    Weaknesses:    
    I am a bike mechanic here and when I first received my rear hub out of the box it had massive amount of drag. So much that my chain was hitting my rear wheel. I was sent THREE more with the same problem, so finally I got fed up with the run-around from Jason Haycock in warranty at Syncros that I built the last one they sent me only to find out that 40 min. into my ride that the freaking freehub body broke away from the actual hub. I almost killed myself! I would not recomend this hub or any other Syncros product on even my worse enemy!


    Bottom Line:   
    This product may be Canadian and have a warranty, but the quality as well as the warranty is garbage!! Even with the warranty in hand, you are just politely pushed aside hoping to go away.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Short Hills

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    Rolf, Shimano's XTR.


    Bike Setup:   
    '98 Trek 8900 custom build.

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Michiel Beumer a Weekend Warrior from Venlo

    Date Reviewed: June 9, 1999

    Strengths:    
    great sound!


    Weaknesses:    
    axle


    Bottom Line:   
    this rear hub sucks, 3 weeks after purchasing I was biking along with my granny and from out of nothing I hear a bang, the moment after I almost knock my teeth out as Islam into the asphalt .
    It appeared the axle broke and got stuck!You can probably understand why I hate this hub.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    downhill

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    Dt Hügi


    Bike Setup:   
    steel hardtail with obsys40

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Tom a Racer from Toronto

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 1999

    Bottom Line:   
    This HUB is dangerous, My third one within a year seized while I was riding it, almost running me into a tree. This hub is gone and am now trying a Chris King Hub. DO NOT BUY THIS HUB!!!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   
    6 months

    Bike Setup:   
    Wheeler Titanium E11
    Manitou Mach 5 Forks
    USE Suspension seat post.

    Overall Rating:2
    Submitted by Justin a cross-country rider from Utah

    Date Reviewed: February 20, 1999

    Bottom Line:   


    Well kids, I spoke too soon. My Syncros rear hub has now developed play which will not disappear. We'll see what happens I guess. Any suggestions TO FIX this hub other than replacing with a Hugi or a King?

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