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The Hive Single Speed Rear Hub

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $225.00

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Product Description

Chub singlespeed disc hubs incorporate the technical advantages of our massive flanges into an ISO disc compatible, thread on singlespeed hub.

  • Stout 15mm 7075 Aluminum through axle
  • Precision Japanese ball bearings
  • Massive clamping force provided by twin M10 Screws
  • Optimized fiber orientation for torque transfer between flanges
  • 32 holes; 135mm spacing
  • Ti M10 Screws (292 grams); SS M10 Screws (301 grams)
  • Color : Silver/Carbon or Blackout
  • MSRP: $225 (Ti M10); $199 (SS M10)
  • The Hive Single Speed Rear Hub Pro Review

    The product I’m reviewing is the Chub singlespeed disc rear hub with Ti M10 screws for $225 and QR Disc front hub for $180. The rear hub is a thread-on hub weighing in at 292 grams and the front weighs in at 160 grams. Both feature a carbon fiber hub shell that reminds me of the old Nuke Proof Bombshell hub that I lusted for when I started biking back in the 90's. The rear hub features an impressive 15 mm through axle and is clamped on by the trickest 10 mm Titanium bolts that I have ever fondled. Continue reading →

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by flyinryan2 a Cross Country Rider from Durango, CO

    Date Reviewed: November 12, 2011

    Strengths:    Very strong hub and smooth bearings. I can actually notice when riding my other wheels that bearings on these Hive hubs are very high quality and roll great. I've used these for races, longer XC rides, and very rocky descents and they are solid. Due to the larger flanges, I guess it builds a stronger lateral stiffness in a wheel but it also depends on spoke type and lacing you use. You can build 3x with these and I might even try 2x next time. I got one of the first gen hub sets released and was waiting anxiously for several mths and when they arrived I was amazed at the lightness and quality of them. The Ti bolts are very smooth, light, and stay tight when tightened. Questions I've had have been handled pretty quickly from the folks at the Hive.

    Weaknesses:    Having to explain to the Non-Observant that this IS NOT a Rohloff, Nexus, Alfine hub and then seeing the look of puzzlement.

    Bottom Line:   
    I like these hubs. They look cool, get lots of compliments, questions, and ride great. If you like SS, you should try them.

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    Favorite Trail:   All of 'em.

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Hope Pro II (both cassette and SS versions), Surly, XT's, XTR's, WTB.

    Bike Setup:   Niner SIR SS with WI freewheel.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by cbetony a Cross Country Rider from NORCAL

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2009

    Strengths:    A light but very stout high flange 1 speed hub. Silky Smooth bearings. Carbon bling factor!

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This hub set is way smooth and very light. The High flanges make for a very strong wheel build due to better triangulation and shorter spokes. This is a great hub set for 29er wheel builds. The guys at Bicycle Emporium in Auburn were glad to order the hubs and built them up in quick jiffy for me. The same guys that distribute the hubs brought Formula brakes to the US. I called Chris at Formula, and got all my questions answered without any attitude. Great customer service for the brakes and the hubs. It's great to see you can still get an awesome product for a great price.

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    Favorite Trail:   fast and tacky

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $225.00

    Purchased At:   Bicycle Emporium, Au

    Similar Products Used:   Paul WORD hub, Spot one speed hub, White ind. ENO hub.

    Bike Setup:   Chub hubs front and rear, White Ind. freewheel, 14/15s laced 3x to Mavic 717s. Formula ORO disc brakes on a Spot frame.

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