48spoke hubs

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10/14/2013 4:00 PM

Looking for People that still rock 48spokes hubs let me know why you are still riding 48spokes hubs and why you haven't switched to 36spoke hubs

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10/14/2013 4:36 PM

Getting my oddy V3 48 spoke laced up at my lbs.
I'm going onto 48s because race car.
Honestly at 230lbs, it just feels safer.

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10/14/2013 4:43 PM

I was riding 48s for ever then i changed only because i wanted the new Gsport hubs and i couldnt find them in 48h
Main thng with 48s is reliability people say "oh yeah but 36H is just as good as 48h used to be" yeah well ever think if they kept making 48h they would still be the best you could get.

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10/14/2013 5:06 PM

Most people rock 36 because they can withstand pretty much anything riders pro/non pro can through at them. They're also simpler to build and maintain. Plus you save a whole 12 spokes worth of weight, making triple front flips ten times easier. I've never owned a 36h rim on the rear. 48s spin straighter longer and have more reliability on fat impacts. In the end it's whatevs. Wheels is wheels.

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10/14/2013 5:11 PM

48 are stronger. Gsport wasn't even going to make 36h parts, but the demand was there, so it just made sense to make them. 36 can be strong, with the correct alloys, but, the same exact wheel in 48 will always be stronger. I'm running a 48h Gsport wheel set, and I love them. Also, at 265, I could feel the 36's flex if I landed a bit off.

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10/14/2013 5:15 PM

Lbs has a 48h 7ka been on the shelf for 3+ years. I'm gonna try to cop it for $20

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10/14/2013 5:29 PM

Chuck8273 wrote:

48 are stronger. Gsport wasn't even going to make 36h parts, but the demand was there, so it just made sense to make them. 36 can be strong, with the correct alloys, but, the same exact wheel in 48 will always be stronger. I'm running a 48h Gsport wheel set, and I love them. Also, at 265, I could feel the 36's flex if I landed a bit off.

Are you running 48 front and back how long have you running that set and how has it held up for you

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10/14/2013 7:53 PM

bmx4life121303 wrote:

Are you running 48 front and back how long have you running that set and how has it held up for you

Yeah, Rib/Ratchet rear, Rib Monkey front. I'll have to dig through my bike check to figure out when I built them March or April of 2012 I think. I have only rechecked the spokes once, and they have stayed true the whole time.

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Refs: Tito24, RiverSideRider, Stussy, Nettyspaghetti, Daniel24, Freddydapice, BrokenBMX, SuperstarDK, HardBMX_Tim. There's more, but I'm too lazy to look them up, haha.

10/14/2013 8:16 PM

Chuck8273 wrote:

48 are stronger. Gsport wasn't even going to make 36h parts, but the demand was there, so it just made sense to make them. 36 can be strong, with the correct alloys, but, the same exact wheel in 48 will always be stronger. I'm running a 48h Gsport wheel set, and I love them. Also, at 265, I could feel the 36's flex if I landed a bit off.

bmx4life121303 wrote:

Are you running 48 front and back how long have you running that set and how has it held up for you

Chuck8273 wrote:

Yeah, Rib/Ratchet rear, Rib Monkey front. I'll have to dig through my bike check to figure out when I built them March or April of 2012 I think. I have only rechecked the spokes once, and they have stayed true the whole time.

Nice nice I'm really thinking about running 48 front and back but have been told I won't be able to run hub guards with the hubs I'm getting and can you post a pic of them

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