BSD Front Hub Review.

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11/9/2011 4:27 PM

I bought a BSD street front hub back in May to replace my Vandero hub. I would have to say that was my best decision ever for my front wheel. This front hub is the best i have ever rode.
Axle Design
This hub has a 15mm chromoly heat treated center axle. I think by using a chromoly axle makes the axle way stronger than any alloy axle. This axle has yet to deform from over tightening or anything. I can tighten my front wheel so much and it still spins like it under no pressure.
Bolts
This hub has female bolts that use a 17mm wrench to loosen the hub with which is great because its the standard/ it also has a 6mm broach on the middle of the bolt. They are just standard bolts. The only thing i could say would be to make where the wrench gets put on, is to make that area thicker. The wrench has a tendency to slip off when tightening under a lot of pressure.
Hub shell
The hub shell is 6061-T6 alloy. This makes a strong yet affordable hub. The BSD logo is etched into the hub shell pretty deep which gives it a unique look.
Hardware
The hardware is press fit cone nuts, which creates a smooth and clean design. They have a rubber o-ring in them which makes it really hard to take off.
Hub guard
The hub guard is a 2 piece design made from 7075 alloy inside with a high density plastic over the alloy. This hub guard just replaces one of the cone nuts or even both sides for the people with 2 front pegs. The only thing is the plastic overtime deforms and hits the spokes if you don't rotate it. Nothing a little sandpaper can not fix. Also the hub guard is supposed to clip together and be one but over time the plastic will not clip to the metal which is complete fine because it just sits there.

Overall Review
I would give hub a 9.5/10.

Pros
Cheap
Strong
Spins forever no matter how tight the bolts are.
Specifically made hub guard for it

Cons
Cone nuts a bit hard to get off but nothing a screwdriver cant do with some leverage.
The hub guard plastic piece hitting spokes
The axle bolts need to be a bit taller for wrenches.

I have had his hub for 5 months and it still spins like day one. I would recommend this hub to anyone. I would even recommend it over a profile or gsport (let the hating begin). Thanks for reading my review.

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11/9/2011 4:37 PM

Very nice review

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11/9/2011 5:05 PM

Someone was bored

No, but, really nice review man!

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11/9/2011 5:27 PM

Fantastic review! we need more on here.

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11/9/2011 5:32 PM

Brokenbmx wrote:

Fantastic review! we need more on here.

yea we do.. it only took like 10 minutes..

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11/9/2011 5:34 PM

Looks good! Think they would hold up with directors? Directors scare me with female hubs because of the dropout thickness

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11/9/2011 5:35 PM

2hipbmx212 wrote:

Looks good! Think they would hold up with directors? Directors scare me with female hubs because of the dropout thickness

I think the will cause i actually was riding it with my cracked CS2s. haha

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11/9/2011 5:36 PM

Cjmdawg wrote:

I think the will cause i actually was riding it with my cracked CS2s. haha

nice... probabaly my next front hub!

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11/9/2011 5:39 PM

2hipbmx212 wrote:

Looks good! Think they would hold up with directors? Directors scare me with female hubs because of the dropout thickness

Cjmdawg wrote:

I think the will cause i actually was riding it with my cracked CS2s. haha

2hipbmx212 wrote:

nice... probabaly my next front hub!

its so worth the money.

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11/9/2011 5:40 PM

eod1214 wrote:

Very nice review

sorry to hate on your gsport hub. hahaha

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11/9/2011 6:28 PM

i have this hub in polished and its awesome and im using directors...its laced to an alienation runaway

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11/9/2011 6:45 PM

you think the back is as good as the front? Im thinking of buying them

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11/9/2011 8:15 PM

shuves Penissin wrote:

you think the back is as good as the front? Im thinking of buying them

i think it would be. i was going back and fourth when i bought my mix.

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11/10/2011 9:27 AM

Bump?

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11/10/2011 11:10 AM

Nicely done. I'm picking up a polished one in a week or so.

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11/10/2011 11:52 AM

really good review

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11/10/2011 11:54 AM

We should have asub forum for reviews imo.

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11/10/2011 4:15 PM

Obama wrote:

We should have asub forum for reviews imo.

YES!

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11/10/2011 4:18 PM

premiumallday wrote:

i have this hub in polished and its awesome and im using directors...its laced to an alienation runaway

pegs 2?

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11/11/2011 2:20 PM

Getting that this christmas

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11/28/2011 2:17 PM

verry good review i was gonna get this but i got another one for free :/ i'm getting the trailorpark frame so i hope the frame is just as good as the hubs :D

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11/28/2011 2:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/28/2011 2:56 PM

Obama wrote:

We should have asub forum for reviews imo.

SoCalShreds wrote:

YES!

I agree. Maybe it would prevent people from asking the same questions (like about the best grips, etc.)

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6/21/2013 1:47 PM

This will probably be my next ftont hub

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6/21/2013 8:04 PM

got rid of my marm and now riding this. love this so much more. bsd>marm all day

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6/21/2013 8:11 PM

tomdon wrote:

got rid of my marm and now riding this. love this so much more. bsd>marm all day

What's better about it?

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