Not for me. Mine quit after 2 months. The main drive side hub bearing exploded into many, many pieces. Unfortunate, really, as it was a beautifully machined hub.6 SPOT said:Are Hadleys really worth the extra cash. Any advice would be great. Thanks.
On top of that, I'm aware of the bearing preload issue. The bearing felt good out of the box, so I didn't touch it further. In my opinion, if they're going to run like a Swiss watch, the watchmaker should assure their precision before they leave the factory.cowDawg said:I was going to go with Hadley F/R but the recent feedback, including seeing ignazjr's Hadley carnage, has me worried about that choice.
nice try.tscheezy said:So these sponsored pros, who get shiny bike bits handed to them free, and have a van full of spares and grease monkeys happy to install them and maintain the whole kit, are who we should ask to recommend bike parts? Even if they didn't like the part, they would still have to give you some marketing line about them. Those are the guys you are taking advice from??
Actually, it explains a lot.
Personally, all the people who have posted on the wheels forum about exploded Hadleys make more of an impression on me, but then I don't talk to many pros.
please count the number of people YOU PERSONALLY KNOW who have had Hadley problems.cowDawg said:I'm thinking feedback from non-pros who pay for their gear gets a little more weight than advertisements from "spancered" pros, crazy as that sounds.
I am looking at getting some new wheels, and this whole Hadley, CK, Hope, DTSwiss, etc. hub choice is littered with inconsistent feedback. Seems to be some recent Hadley problems that point to maybe something other than user error. CK costs bank and has mostly good feedback, esp. older CK hubs. Hope bulb/proII hubs seem to get good reviews in the bang for buck category. DT 240s seems to get mixed reviews from the light is right crowd.
I've been thinking about CK rear and ProII front for a build. I was going to go with Hadley F/R but the recent feedback, including seeing ignazjr's Hadley carnage, has me worried about that choice.