Pulstar Pulstar Hub

Pulstar

Pulstar

User Reviews (11)

Showing 1-10 of 11  
ryder drumm   Cross Country Rider [Nov 06, 2002]
Strength:

straight spokes are more rigid and i had a limited run 24 spoke hub front and 32 rear. they only go out of true when the nipples get loose from big hits which you dont see too often in xc. if you tighten them up every couple hundred miles they are great and will treat you well. the ride is also really plush and they accelerate quickly. the bearings have been cleaned after every race and have held up fine, they look like new.

Weakness:

not made anymore and i know everybody complains about the spokes being expensize since they are dt hugi but thats what you get when you have something original like the first straight pull hub. if you notice mavic and shimano now both make straight pull wheelsets.

personal preference, if you take care of your bike like i do you love them, i you want to put them on and forget about them then these are not for you. they look great, ride great, straight spokes are rigid but forgiving on big stuff at the expense of the opposite spokes coming loose sometimes.

Similar Products Used: shimano xtr on mavix rims
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Kelly Covington   Cross Country Rider [Apr 05, 2001]
Strength:

looks good as hell, very reliable.i'm 210 pound hard riding and only had to true wheel twice..if built by person with skill..

Weakness:

rare parts(spokes & Free hub body)

if purchased, hope ya baught spare parts ta' boot!!

Similar Products Used: ringle' & xt
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
jason   Cross Country Rider [Apr 25, 2000]
Strength:

light
Interesting idea, but does not work well. The idea of straight-pull is good, no bend in the spoke to
break. But this allows for the spokes to twist as they move to the non-pressure side of the rolling
wheel, and they loosen over time. This has cost me two rims due to uneven spoke tension. Plus
spokes are almost impossible to find, and if you do, they cost you super high $ for simple straight
guage. Get anything else.

Weakness:

stupid straight-pull spokes

Interesting idea, but does not work well. The idea of straight-pull is good, no bend in the spoke to break. But this allows for the spokes to twist as they move to the non-pressure side of the rolling wheel, and they loosen over time. This has cost me two rims due to uneven spoke tension. Plus spokes are almost impossible to find, and if you do, they cost you super high $ - for simple straight guage. Get anything else.

Similar Products Used: LX, XT
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Jason   Cross Country Rider [Apr 25, 2000]
Strength:

light

Weakness:

stupid straight-pull spokes

Interesting idea, but does not work well. The idea of straight-pull is good, no bend in the spoke to break. But this allows for the spokes to twist as they move to the non-pressure side of the rolling wheel, and they loosen over time. This has cost me two rims due to uneven spoke tension. Plus spokes are almost impossible to find, and if you do, they cost you super high $ for simple straight guage. Get anything else.

Similar Products Used: LX, XT
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Dave Bingham   Cross Country Rider [Feb 25, 2000]
Strength:

Best Hubs that I have ever owned.
10,000+ miles and still rolling strong.
The straight-pull spokes build up a bombproof wheelset. I love to ride up/down stairs on these hubs built up on ceramic rims.

* hint * don't over-tighten your spokes & they won't pull out of your rim !

Weakness:

The original '93 rear hub cassette tore out after 1,000 miles & were replaced immediately - including rebuilding my wheel - for free, by Pulstar.

These hubs rule. I had to build up a new wheelset after crunching my front wheel & this required a special order of the DT spokes. The front/rear wheel use the same sized spokes - so I ordered a box of each size, enough to build 4 complete wheels.

After 10,000 miles they are still rolling strong (had to replace the rear at 1,000 miles). I never grease the sealed bearings, replaced the front bearings after the 3rd wheel & 9,500 miles.

Similar Products Used: Shimano LX, XT, Ringle
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Matt   Weekend Warrior [Jul 13, 1999]
Strength:

Hasn't fallen appart

Weakness:

Never stays in true, and I've had several different people true the things

These hubs suck, the spokes are a total paain in the ass if they break, not only because they're hard to find but to get them on you have to be a spoke contorsionist. This is by far the most frustrating bike product I have ever owned! Thank god they don't make'em anymore, now I know why

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
Diogo Bellas   Cross-Country Rider [Mar 28, 1999]
Strength:

They are better than XTR lilht and roll much than a baby.

Weakness:

Don't have.

Unkown.

Similar Products Used: Don't Have
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Matt   Weekend Warrior [Jun 08, 2001]
Strength:

Durability, quality, looks.

Weakness:

...special spokes which are hard to get, building the wheel is cumbersome.

...definately worth the money, never had a problem with it considering I don't actually pamper my bike.

Similar Products Used: brubz, shimano XT, shimano LX
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Sebastian   Cross Country Rider [Jan 22, 2003]
Strength:

I had my wheels made by a sophisticated local wheelbuilder about 8 years ago. Since then they had not to be trued one single time.

Weakness:

The nuts on the rear axle went loose frequently until In had an extra washer added. The free hub sometimes "jumps one cam" with a loud "click".

What really impresses my is how few maintainance the wheels need (so far none at all). I used to have wheels that looked like potato chips after only a few years.

DT spokes are very common in Germany since they're from Switzerland.

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT (rear), Shogun (front)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
george   [Dec 11, 2000]
Strength:

cool looks, reliable,

Weakness:

uses special order spokes, no longer available

In three years of hard riding at lest two or three times a week these hubs have performed without a problem. Ive had the rear wheel trued three times and the rims are just about shot, but this is just as as result of normal wear and tear and not due to the hubs.
The people who were having problems with the wheels staying true probably had their wheels built by a less than competent builder. That has a lot more to do with a wheel staying true than the hub does.
All this is probably pointless though since the hus are no longer available unless you can find a shop that has had a set sitting around for a couple years.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Showing 1-10 of 11  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.