I laced the Red Hydra Hubs to some Nox Composite Skyline 29 rims. I went from the Kappius Hubs so I like a lot of engagement points (my wife got the Kappius hubs and loves them... so did I). But when I found that the Hydras had more engagement points, I jumped all over it and I really like them in tight uphill climbs. I don't mind the sound they make and I don't think it is that loud anyway. They role well and I am stoked!