Tune MAG 200 Hub

MAG 200

Tune MAG 200

User Reviews (12)

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tim   Weekend Warrior [Jun 17, 2003]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

4 pawl flange broke.

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.

Similar Products Used: all hubs
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Fatman   Cross Country Rider [Oct 05, 2003]
Strength:

light, smooth, keeps functioning

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT, LX
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Richard Lederer   Cross Country Rider [Nov 08, 2001]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

NOne

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

Similar Products Used: xtr, campy,
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
renzo hagenaars   Cross Country Rider [Dec 10, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

none for so far

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.

Similar Products Used: those japanese things, crossmax, goldtech, ringlé (broke)
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RATING
5
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5
Marcel Frenk   Cross Country Rider [Nov 17, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Stefan Aichele   Cross Country Rider [Oct 05, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None so fare.

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

Similar Products Used: Big "S" STX, LX
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Peter Hils   Cross-Country Rider [Jul 09, 1999]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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)

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT, LX, Exage
Huegi
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Steen goè ben   Weekend Warrior [May 10, 1999]
Strength:

the lack of weight-
german engineering should work.

Weakness:

until now- none.

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.

Similar Products Used: Lx- Xt- Chris King.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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Juergen Haiderer   Cross Country Rider [Jul 11, 2000]
Strength:

lightweight
cool looking
seals

Weakness:

none so far

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.

Similar Products Used: Suntour XC-Pro Grease Guard
Shimano XT
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Thomas   Weekend Warrior [Apr 16, 1999]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None.

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.

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT.
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RATING
5
VALUE
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