This hub has been in the works for almost three years now. It came about as SMPL wanted to design a small, clean, lightweight hub that could still be used with pegs. Other hubs had been designed with thicker flanges to stand up for grind damage. But with this design, we worked a way around it, and made a “flangeless” hub with an optional hubguard. The hub features a female axle system and runs regular type spokes. It’s been tested since 2005, and has shown no problems in the process.