At Competitive Cyclist right now. It's the lowest I've seen. I'm awaiting the 2011's to come down to the magic $500 mark. Another year...
I'm waiting for the 2011's to drop in price b/c they have the 20mm hub option. My understanding is that the rear hub issues people have with the 2010's are due to not maintaining the hub preload adjustment. I know on the early Havoc's (I have a set), the rear hub bolts can loosen causing bearing play. I just replaced the bearings after 3-4 years of use, I kept up on the rear hub bolts, but every now and then I'd realize they'd loosened and I'd forgotten to check them.mikerod87 said:Stumble,
I have heard multiple people having problems with the rear hub on the Havens. Are you waiting for 2011 model bc its been improved?
Definitely a difference between those to options. If you're riding aggressive trail and you're of reasonable weight (under say 180lbs?). Then go with the Havens, they're much lighter and can run 2.4 wide tires no problem. If you're a real hard rider and you're beyond say 160lbs then go with the Flows. All very speculative and subjective I know, it's just my 2 cents.mikerod87 said:Stumble,
Thanks for your comments. I know I have seen them at this price at Mikebikes but couldn't pull the trigger. I am stuck between Hope Pro2's on ZTR Flows or the Havens.
The Havens have more bling but the hope's are better hubs. I think the Havens are 3 pawls.
As of now it's a 5 Spot with Havocs and a 140mm MC Rev, bit of a miss-match of parts. I'd like to get a 160mm Lyrik Coil. The Rev though has been great for most my riding, it's very adjustable, very responsive, uses all it's travel, tracks pretty well, no real complaints except that I wonder how the 5 Spot would be with that Lyrik.mikerod87 said:Man turner 5 spot on a Revelation and Havens. That must be a bad A#@ ride.
Do you have the black box or MC? RLT Ti...?
When I called Easton they sent out a free replacement rear axle to update it, no questions asked. Just told them I had the old model. So I'd say definitely worth it.Dictatorsaurus said:Is it worth going with the 2010 model?
Looks like many rear hub issues...