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Tune MAG 200 Hub

4.83/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $500.00


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Tune MAG 200


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Linn a Cross Country Rider from Gainesville, Fl. USA

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2007

Strengths:    I'm reviewing the Tune KingKong hubs, these are beautiful, light, stiff hubs and after two years of use the bearings are as smooth as new

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I wanted the best and lightest xc hubs on the market. Along came the Tune's. They have amazed me, I think they are a tad lighter than King's and boy do they perform. They are made to last and sound sweet, not as loud as king's.

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Favorite Trail:   Pinhoti trail N. Georgia

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   ebay (wheelset with Stan's ZTR 355's))

Similar Products Used:   Crossmax Sl's, Phil Wood SS, Chris King SS

Bike Setup:   Titus Racer X, Fox 80 RLT, CK headest, Manitou 3 way swinger, Magura Marta's, Thomson laid back post, Selle Italia SLR, Ritchey WCS stem, Answer carbon bar, Tune King Kong Blue hubs with stan's ZTR 355's, safim spokes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brett Keller a Cross Country Rider from Angels Camp, CA

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2004

Strengths:    Light and beautiful. Love the distinctive buzzing sound, Easily serviced

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Great Hubs. I got lucky and got a hub that weighs 190g instead of 205g claimed weight. It is stiff and light. I can't wait to get out and race them for the first time! Hard to find in the US, but worth the search.

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Favorite Trail:   Skid Marks

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   Europe

Similar Products Used:   DT Swiss-Hugi

Bike Setup:   Specialized S Works FSR with lots of light stuff. Sub 23 lbs. Wheels built with Sapim XRay spokes with Mavic 717.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fatman a Cross Country Rider from Feldadafing

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2003

Strengths:    light, smooth, keeps functioning

Weaknesses:    skewers; I use the Salsa CroMoly skewers; keep the wheels more stable. The black ones match exactly with the black tune hubs.

Bottom Line:   
Last week, the the cogset did not move backwards smoothly any more when the skewers were closed. I thought the hub is gone with the wind now; well, not too bad, after five years of use under a heavy rider in all weather conditions. Checking out with tune, they said I should send it, they would repair it, no problem. So I removed the cogset. There was a lot of grid in there. I removed the muck, put the thing together again, and, horrido, it worked again. I think you have to use a hammer to destroy these hubs. Verrry recommended.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Whizz Wheels

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT, LX

Bike Setup:   Trek OCLV 9900 1998, Marzocchi Atom 80 2001, Moots seatpost, Shimano XTR 1996 (hmmmm!)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tim a Weekend Warrior from Mill Valley CA

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2003

Strengths:    light-- can be disassembled by hand on the trail if something happens

Weaknesses:    4 pawl flange broke.

Bottom Line:   
Broke the pawl flange on a climb out of the saddle.

took it apart on the trail-removed the metal mulch--rode out 6miles on 3Pawls! Kudos for servicabilty on the fly.

Sent it back to Tune. Good Service. They sent a newly redesigned 3 pawl vs 4 pawl freehub body. Thicker flanges that hold the 3 pawls now! should be unbreakable even for my 210lb hubkiller body. Suggestion....if you break the Mag200 at the pawl flange....ask for the redesigned one. The older 4 pawls should hold up fine if you are under 175lbs. Get the 215 if you sheer the ti hub body with the cassette rings.

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Favorite Trail:   anything Downieville

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $169.00

Similar Products Used:   all hubs

Bike Setup:   Hardtail Gunnar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Lederer a Cross Country Rider from Lodi Ca. USA

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2001

Strengths:    Light simple design, that you can really take apart and clean with out any tools, including the pawls. awesome!!
using the 215 weight is 213 grams!!! and strong at that.


Weaknesses:    NOne

Bottom Line:   
Simply awesome, and easy to maintain. well worth the extra money.

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Favorite Trail:   auburn

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $185.00

Purchased At:   Hi Bike Germany

Similar Products Used:   xtr, campy,

Bike Setup:   Principia msl pro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by renzo hagenaars a Cross Country Rider from nederland

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2000

Strengths:    weight
durability
looks
sound
and all the other good things you can name for complementing a good hub


Weaknesses:    none for so far

Bottom Line:   
super hubs made in germany by a man who nows how to make light stuff that lasts longer than any other thing that calls itself a hub. I made the wheels myself with cer 517 and dt revolution spokes because i'm a mechanic at azzuri in roosendaal (0165-552483), maybe you can give us call to let us make your own tune wheelset.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   azzuri wielersport roosendaal (0165-552483)

Similar Products Used:   those japanese things, crossmax, goldtech, ringlé (broke)

Bike Setup:   klein attitude, sid (custom colored), tune hubs, skewers,
seatpost,saddle,crankset,arch supreme,king,xtr,etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marcel Frenk a Cross Country Rider from Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2000

Strengths:    Very light, mine was 203 grams, simple construction once you figured it out, sound of the freewheel mechanism, quality of crafsmanship.

Weaknesses:    Expensive, but who cares, user manual not too clear, and in the German language only. It`s holding up well, but it`s not very well sealed so some water comes in if you ride in the Dutch monsoon and hose your bike down afterwards. You`d better take it apart once in a while and clean and relube the thing. Not all the bearings are standard items, better order some spares in advance. Still though, I only had to change one bearing, and that was because I screwed it up at reassembling the hub. When I opened the bearing later, there was no water inside. So the bearings itself are of very good quality.

Bottom Line:   
If you want to build a light pair of wheels with durable parts, these are Hubs!

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Favorite Trail:   Rijk van Nijmegen

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Fietssport Vincent (Ede, NL)

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT

Bike Setup:   Specialized S-Works FSR-XC M4, lot`s of Tune stuff, Rond/Magura Fork, Magura brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stefan Aichele a Cross Country Rider from Waterloo, Ontario , Canada

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2000

Strengths:    Very rigid, nice seals, great bearings, they are fast..Bzzzz.

Weaknesses:    None so fare.

Bottom Line:   
Great value for the buck in Germany,
to expensive in NA. But a challenger for the King's..
better watch out!

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Favorite Trail:   Grand River Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $620.00

Purchased At:   Whizz-Wheels Germany

Similar Products Used:   Big "S" STX, LX

Bike Setup:   Norco XCS 1 ,Bomber Z2, Magura HS 33, Easton Carbon Cockpit and these great Tune Hubs with DT Aero Spokes and Mavic 618 Ceramic Rims, Bzzzzzzz

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Juergen Haiderer a Cross Country Rider from Senftenberg

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2000

Strengths:    lightweight
cool looking
seals


Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I use them together with Mavic X517 CD and DT Revolution Spokes (2.0-1.5-2.0). These wheelset is really one of the lightes available. I weigh 65 kg, I used them now over 10 months with my RS SID 00.
No problems with it at all.
This hub is recommended from Tune also for downhill use, the german downhiller Marcus Klausmann uses it in his Hot Chili DH Bike.
I would give it more than 5 stars.

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Favorite Trail:   trails at lago di garda

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Suntour XC-Pro Grease Guard
Shimano XT


Bike Setup:   Manitou HT frame, RS SID Race 00, Storck Carbon Cranks, Tune...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Hils a Cross-Country Rider from Karlsruhe, Germany

Date Reviewed: July 9, 1999

Strengths:    
light, reliable, great design, can be disassembled without tools


Weaknesses:    
price (it´s well worth the money), slight lateral play


Bottom Line:   
I got one of the first hubs delivered in Germany. IAs an engineer first thing was to dismantle the hub. Just press the axle on a piece of wood and it nicely comes apart. Everything is designed as it should be. Mr. Fahl has really learned his lessons. My hub had an alaminium cassette body which broke at the locking ring thread. My LBS sent it back. Got a new TI body within a few days. Only maintenance done so far was adding the provided washers to minimize the lateral play.
Great design and very good customer service. I would buy it again. It´s really worth the five chilly rating
P:S. I´m not working for tune .....(standard disclaimer)

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Favorite Trail:   
Black Forrest

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano XT, LX, Exage
Huegi


Bike Setup:   
Clark Kent Ti frame,
Marzocchi XC600

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Steen goè ben a Weekend Warrior from Copenhagen, Denmark

Date Reviewed: May 10, 1999

Strengths:    
the lack of weight-
german engineering should work.


Weaknesses:    
until now- none.


Bottom Line:   
i`m riding the Mag 215, which is the most heavy of the three Tune rear hubs, and it weighs in at heavy 223 grams... that is not much.
my bike dealer recommended the heavy version,
because i weigh 85- 88 kg (that`s with or without
helmet-clothes-camelbag...), although the lightest
version is to be found on super Mario Cipollinis
sprint bike- you know,the italian who can`t ride
uphill, or go to Paris.
it`s got a lovely sound, and engages with a nice
Klonkk, when you`re not freewheling.
the Hot Chili downhill squad uses the same hub, so i think it will stand up to my abuse...
untill now it`s worth 4.5 stars, and if it`ll last more than a year, then it`s FIVE big chili`s.

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Favorite Trail:   
everything rideable

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Lx- Xt- Chris King.


Bike Setup:   
95 Litespeed Obed, with
lot of goodies onboard.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas a Weekend Warrior from Stockholm, Sweden

Date Reviewed: April 16, 1999

Strengths:    
The second lightest rear hub on this planet and still extremely strong.


Weaknesses:    
None.


Bottom Line:   
The MAG 200 is one of the ligthest rear hubs around. 200g is the weight. It has a titanium cassette and a carbon fibre axle. The bearings are sealed eight (8) times!!!! Only the MAG 190 is lighter.

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Favorite Trail:   
Vaxholm

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano XT.


Bike Setup:   
Specialized M2XX

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