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hey guys! i'm very, very close to snagging my mojo sl... however, i need some advice.

i'm planning on putting a Fox 36 van fork up front but my current front wheel (Mavic Crossride) obviously won't take the 20mm thru-axle fork...

what should i do about the upgrade? should i...

A) get a 20mm front wheel only (i can get a sweet deal on a 20mm front only mavic deetrak...)

B) upgrade the front mavic hub to 20mm

thanks!
 

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Mavic Deetrak is heavy. My advice is to build a new front wheel using a NoTubes Flow rim, 14/15 spokes, alloy nips, and American Classic hub (Dimension or other generic to save money). Then sell your old wheel.
 

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Take the opportunity to get a nice new wheel built. Loads of good rims out there (personally I run mavic 819s but I'd low a set of flows to get a better tyre profile on larger tyres) Hope Hubs are excellent and good value, Kings are sublime
 

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Lelandjt said:
And heavy & expensive. Sorry, I'm the sole King hater.
Hub weight is not an issue considering the weight on his fork. The King ISO hubs are great, I've had a set since they first came out. I also own Hadley hubs and now think they beat the Kings. The CK hubs are sealed better however, and if you ride in wet conditions that is a big plus. The Hadley hubs are super smooth rolling and easy to adjust, and they stay adjusted. They are a simple design and easy to service too. Plus Hadley have the best customer service on the industry, proven time and time again. :thumbsup:

Check them out here:http://www.go-ride.com/SPD/hadley-20mm-front-disc-hub--4D50000-1005242668.jsp

Also, my first 20mm front hubs were Hope Bulbs, very similar to their Pro2 hub design. These were handy in that they easily converted between standard QR axle and 20x110mm thru axle, but they are total crap compared to either my Chris King or Hadley hubs. And the Hope rear hub is junk compared to the others too.

Hey, scarecrow209, your profile shows you being in Monrovia, that's like 25 miles from the Hadley shop. Seems like a no-brainer to me...

Cheers,
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thanks for the replies guys!

so i take it i should only upgrade the hub?

i'm just a bit tentative with that since just a front hub would cost me more than a whole new front wheel that comes stock with a 20mm hub...
 

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A dimension hub costs $53. They are only like 230g and I've never had one fail. I think your current wheel uses special spokes so you'll have to get new spokes and you might as well get a new rim as well.
 

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+1 on the Hadley
Kings are beautiful and pricey, Hadley's roll much faster and are max-convertible, less$, and just as trick as Kings. Only Hadley downside is that the 20mm endcaps are not retained on the hub, so they fall off easily when pulling/installing the ft wheel. Minor gripe for me, but may be a headache if you've got to remove your front wheel a lot to load bike in a car or something. Flows are killer, and so are Bontrager Dusters....most thoroughly engineered tubeless setup IMO and offset spoke holes makes for nice builds with the potential to be both lighter and lower maintnance.
 
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