Do you know what really pisses me off? I designed that hub. With the Joytech (novatech) engineers.
And when they delivered my sample there was an unsealed cartridge bearing on the outside of the cassette body.
So one night, after a bit of beer, when we were pushed for time, I designed a really bad looking black slightly curved "washer" that butts up against the cartridge bearing and stops the spray and goop getting in there.
And they go and sell the EXACT SAME HUB with the horrible black curved jetwash washer to (so far, that I know of) Woodman and now Nashbar.
We paid over $8000 in tooling charges to make that hub. Which is why,the price of the Planet X SS Disc hub is a little more than other peoples, as we're trying to recoup a little of those costs.
It's a big big shame and I can quite understand people buying the cheaper version - well, not version - it's not a version - it's THE SAME HUB!!!
Funnily enough, we had a shipment in today, with 50 hubs in there, which we trickle out at a good price, in complete wheelsets.