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Like the title says -- has anyone received and ridden the new Onyx Vesper rear hub? any reviews anywhere?

Onyx is being really quiet and the only info is from NOBL.
 

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From my email: "orders will start shipping to us the first week of June. We have them set to ship out express in order to get them as soon as we can."

It should be any day now. I'm all excited.
 

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I called them last week. Long story short, the hubs aren't out yet. They ran into manufacturing delays. Shooting for end of June now I believe.

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Whoa, really? I'd like to hear more. Is that something that requires maintenance to keep quiet?
I just put them on my DH bike (after running multiple sets of torch's over the years). So far I only have one super dusty park day on it and it's still dead quiet. I literally used a tiny dab of grease. I'm headed to Whistler next week where I'll get a better idea of how long it lasts. I'm going to add some to the Torch's on my trail bike to see the difference as well. So far I'm super impressed. The Hydras without the grease are definitely more quiet than Torch's even and the engagement difference is very noticeable.
 

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Really glad I went Hydras vs. waiting - I've been riding them for a month, they're lighter, and the sound level and engagement are great. I haven't taken the step to grease them yet - I don't like the angry bee thing and found Torches pretty obnoxious, the Hydras are much less intrusive.
 

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Really glad I went Hydras vs. waiting - I've been riding them for a month, they're lighter, and the sound level and engagement are great. I haven't taken the step to grease them yet - I don't like the angry bee thing and found Torches pretty obnoxious, the Hydras are much less intrusive.
I just saw this and it's pretty incredible what a bit of grease does to quiet it down. Watch at 1:58.

I'm going to talk with my shop to see how long Onyx is delayed. I like that I don't have to do anything with grease to get them to be quiet.

 

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It came in a nice box:

Bicycle tire Wheel Tire Bicycle wheel rim Mode of transport


With some nice packaging:

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There were some spare spokes, several stickers, and a T-shirt (the shirt went into the washing machine before I took a picture):

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I ordered black chrome powdercoat finish. This looks like matte black to me but it looks sweet anyway.

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Bicycle wheel rim Mode of transport Spoke Bicycle part Rim


They came with valves installed. I like the little NOBL crown:

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I'm waiting on some new Vittoria tires to arrive at before I mount everything up. I was originally planning to run a set of slightly-worn Maxxis tread that I already have but then I decided I just can't install old, dirty rubber on clean, new wheels.
 

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The new I9's with a tiny bit of Dumonde Tech Pro X grease are nearly dead quiet (Cannot hear them on the trail at all), and the engagement feels instant. Identical to Onyx. Big difference from Torch's IMO.
Calling bullshit on this. I've got i9 Hydras and while greasing the pawls silences them for a short period of time, they're loud AF again within a few miles. They do engage super nicely, I'll give them that.
 

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Calling bullshit on this. I've got i9 Hydras and while greasing the pawls silences them for a short period of time, they're loud AF again within a few miles. They do engage super nicely, I'll give them that.
Serious question out of my own ignorance, but aren't they pretty specific about which grease you should use for quieting them and still getting some longevity?
 

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Did you use the same grease...curious about this because I am debating between the Onyx and Hydras, but I do not want a Hub that is too loud.

Would you say the I9 are louder than dt350(36t)?

Looking forward for a review of the new Onyx.
 
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