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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoogs View Post
    I may be speaking out of turn here, but I don't think he requires finned rotors.
    I think Shoogs just called me slow. :)
     

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    It really seems odd to let rotor choice drive hub choice.

    Rotors are a wear item and new models are introduced yearly. Whereas hubs you will be living with for years (if you pick the right ones)
     

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmech13 View Post
    Shimano doesn't offer the high end finned disc brakes rotors in 6 bolt.
    You are correct, but……

    $50 (disposable) rotor on a $40 front hub? - now that's a good way to keep the wheel set cost down.

    Although to be fair, he did mention Lite Bicycle rims in the OP

    And that's not cheap.
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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    Thank you gentlemen. I'll get some Hopes.
     

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    Thank you gentlemen. I'll get some Hopes.
    And get Hope rotors too
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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    I think Shoogs just called me slow. :)
    Ha! More like I ride the same trails you do...and I sure as hell don't need them!

    Side note- we should do a VSalon ride at Blue!

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    I changed my mind. I'm getting an SLX 15mm TA front and a 12x142 XTR rear.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    I changed my mind. I'm getting an SLX 15mm TA front and a 12x142 XTR rear.
    I endorse this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Neide View Post
    Are finned rotors really necessary? I'm only asking because I've never used them and haven't had any issues, ever.
    They are if you are talking long sustained descents. It's all about just keeping things cool and managing heat.

    It's one of the biggest concerns with disc brakes for road use and managing the excessive brake drag most people apply.

    There are a lot longer road descents than MTB out there but no one wants a boiled caliper if you don't have to.

    I can't remember what Shimano's claims were with the Icetech rotors and FREZZA (spl) fins but it was a substantial reduction in the system in terms of overall heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    Thank you gentlemen. I'll get some Hopes.
    I'm honestly not a big fan of CK but center lock users rejoice.

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    I'm not a fan either. I also found out that XT front hubs cost about $5 more than SLX front hubs, so now I'm going XT front, XTR rear. Done and done.
     

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    I think you'll be wicked happy with that set up.

    What's not to like about simple, reliable and affordable?

    Cheers.
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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    I'm not a fan either. I also found out that XT front hubs cost about $5 more than SLX front hubs, so now I'm going XT front, XTR rear. Done and done.
    well shoot - stamp of approval time.
     

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    When have XTR hubs become affordable ?
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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    $181 on EBay. Not so bad.
     

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    When have XTR hubs become affordable ?
    Compared to other offerings, about 2012.

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    An M985 hubset can be found for just over £200.
    I do not know any hubset with bearing of that quality, Titanium freehub, excellent quality skewers, great reliability, for less money than that.
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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    An M985 hubset can be found for just over £200.
    I do not know any hubset with bearing of that quality, Titanium freehub, excellent quality skewers, great reliability, for less money than that.
    Not saying the price isn't great for the quality, but I still range them in the high priced ones especially if you take into account the XT hubs are 1 third of that price.
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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    I ended up buying an M9010 XTR 15mm TA and 12x142 hubset for $291 shipped. That was cheaper than a set of Hopes and cheaper than an I9 or White Industries rear hub only. The MTB stuff is crazy expensive.
     

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    Default Re: Reliable, light, reasonably priced MTB hubs

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    if you take into account the XT hubs are 1 third of that price.
    If you pay the postage, I'll send you a whole box of blown ones for nada

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