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OriginalDonk
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I'm sure this discussion has been beat to death regarding previous ZTR hubs but I'm talking about Stans new 30 point 3 pawl hub...sounds a bit like the I9 setup. Know CK has their 72 point mechanism. Anybody have any experience positive or negative with Stans new ZTR hubs? Lookin' at a new xc/race wheelset and leanin' toward Crests, trying to work out hub selection. Again, talking about the new ZTR hubs. Hope, Hadley, and DT fans welcome to weigh in as well. Thanks.
 

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I'm not an early adopter- while Stan's offering may be wonderful, no way I'd go there with little data to base the decision on.

You can't go wrong with either CK or I9. I prefer CK because they've been around a long time and riders in the 200+ lb range (I'm just shy of clydeness status myself) that shred other manufacturer's rear hubs have been happy with Kings.

Here's a bit of food for thought: http://mountain.bike198.com/industry-nine-vs-chris-king/
 

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I have around 850 miles on my Stan's hub since Nov. '10 and it has been great. No problems to report and I am around 190lbs ready to ride. They seem to be a good value for the $ and the weight. If and when it dies I will be replacing it with an I9 though.
 

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I wouldn't even put CK or I9 in the same league as stans. Stans are cheap and light, a good option if you don't want to spend a lot of cash on hubs. If you want reliability, durability, great engagement.. and are willing to pay go with CKs. If you want very high engagement, decent durability, decent reliability.. and are willing to pay even more go with the I9s. The stans will likely be lighter than either CK or I9, but you get quite a bit more of a hub with CK or I9 IMO. CKs are my go to hubs for many reasons, they're not cheap but will last a long time.
 
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