Atomlab Standard Axle Hub

Standard Axle

  • CNC 6061 T-6 aluminum
  • Hayes disc compatable
  • Shimano 8 or 9-speed cassette
  • Hallow 7075 axle
  • Oversized sealed bearings
  • 32h or 36h available
  • 9mm front - $110
    10mm rear $130

  • User Reviews (5)

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    Ken Bennett   Downhiller [Nov 12, 2003]
    Strength:

    I've been running the rear hub for 1 year now and I haven't had any real problems with it. It has held up to racing, jumping and big drops with no slop in the bearings or busted freewheel. The price is almost the same as a Shimano with standard QR but hte bolt on axle definitely stiffens up the rear triangle.

    Weakness:

    I had to put a good bit of threadlock on the bolts to keep the hub from coming loose. I also rounded out one of the allen heads. I was able to replace it with a higher grade bolt without any trouble (they're a common 6mm) and haven't had any trouble since.

    This is quite possibly the best way to get thru-axle performance without buying a new swingarm. The hubs are tough, reliable and relatively cheap.

    Similar Products Used: Shimano, Hope
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    5
    VALUE
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    5
    Rick Gunster   Weekend Warrior [Jan 25, 2004]
    Strength:

    bloody tough. re-buildable parts. bearings still spin brilliantly after 2 years, freewheel runs nice, engages fast.

    Weakness:

    bolt-on axles, good idea and bad idea all at once. tried contacting atomlab - useless. their customer service is a ghost.

    the hubs are solid and reliable. the bolts for the axles suck, they sounded out after a few months and could never get through to atomlab for a new set. ended up going to the local machine supply shop for better replacements any ways.

    Similar Products Used: king - much better but you pay through the nose. XT - cheaper, for a reason.
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
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    5
    adam davidson   Downhiller [Aug 14, 2002]
    Strength:

    This thing stays put...I've got horizontal drops. Hasn't bent yet, but has had some other issues, read later...Atomlabs has AWESOME customer service...my bolts got rather stripped, and less than a week later, NEW BOLTS!!!YOU GUYS RULE...

    Weakness:

    the freehub clicks like nobodies business.

    maybe?

    Similar Products Used: yes
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Sam   Downhiller [Sep 23, 2002]
    Strength:

    cheap

    Weakness:

    bolts round out

    I went with the Atom labs in the end because of price (vs Hope Bulbs). Quality seems ok and after 2 weeks on france (equivalent to at least 1 year in the UK) and a few races back here there's still no play or problems....

    except that the bolts used to do up are rubbish. The hex is slightly oversize (perhaps it's imperial.... bloody americans) and is starting to round off a little bit. You can get a normal skewer right through the axle though, so that's an option, but I'll just replace the bolts with something a bit more sensible soon.

    Similar Products Used: hope, various others
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    moon   Cross Country Rider [Jul 04, 2006]
    Strength:

    Well...
    See my hub picture... hub body crack
    http://blog.daum.net/moonlop/8643460

    2month later. I'll change a rachet.
    and 3month later
    change a rear hub body.

    The hub are not tough.

    hub crack picture.
    http://blog.daum.net/moonlop/8643460

    Similar Products Used: a2z DH rear hub
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    1
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    1
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