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King has just priced me out of the market and the girl is looking for a SS hubset, cassette style. I was ordering some parts to rebuild my current king SS hub and the total for bearings and a locking cone adjuster was about $200. 4 hubsets and a hub tool later I can't even justify maintaining the hubs I have. On a side note, there may be 4 hubsets and a hub tool for sale very soon.
 

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32x18 said:
King has just priced me out of the market and the girl is looking for a SS hubset, cassette style. I was ordering some parts to rebuild my current king SS hub and the total for bearings and a locking cone adjuster was about $200. 4 hubsets and a hub tool later I can't even justify maintaining the hubs I have. On a side note, there may be 4 hubsets and a hub tool for sale very soon.
here's one:

https://ucycle.com/fixed/item.php?name=joytecbmx
 

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czardonic said:
I haven't seen much mention of Profile MTB hubs, but their BMX hubs have a solid reputation. US made. "Only" ~$250 for the rear. Might be worth a look.

SS Cassette Disc Rear: http://www.profileracing.com/loader.php?load=shop&productid=158
All MTB hubs: http://www.profileracing.com/loader.php?load=shop&catid=8
I have one of their 9spd disc hubs. No problems. Got it used, just put new bearings in last month. Good as new again. Not sure why they aren't more popular.

I really don't have any problems with freewheel SS hubs though. A lot more options and price ranges open up ;)
 

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SS Chimp
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DT is one option

I have a good handle on what is available, i am looking for peoples opinions regarding hubs they have used...guess I should have put that in my original post. :) I also should have included that the quick release, not bolt on, is the name of the game.

How is the availability on parts and pieces for DT..can you order straight from GJ?

What is the cog interface on the Profile? King Kog compatible?
 

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32x18 said:
King has just priced me out of the market and the girl is looking for a SS hubset, cassette style. I was ordering some parts to rebuild my current king SS hub and the total for bearings and a locking cone adjuster was about $200. 4 hubsets and a hub tool later I can't even justify maintaining the hubs I have. On a side note, there may be 4 hubsets and a hub tool for sale very soon.
Bontrager is now making SS hubs for under $100 and they should be fairly light.
Check out their website
 

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Light, cheap, decent...Pick 2

crankpuller said:
Bontrager is now making SS hubs for under $100 and they should be fairly light.
Check out their website
Sorry you struck a nerve, I've had piss poor luck with bontrager hubs.
 

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shiggy said:
The Profile Racing hub uses their own spline pattern.
These are easy to get through Dan's and other online bmx suppliers.

The mountain hub I am running has 4 pawls that run on copper spings. Engagement is not a problem, but not as fast as a king. No special tools required to rebuild (okay, I used a dowel I had handy to press the bearings back in ;))
 

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You don't have to buy bearings from the hub manufacturer.

Your bearings will have a number on them. Take a note of this, and of the bearing dimensions. Yellow Pages are full of bearing specialists. You'll be amazed how cheap bearings are!
 
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