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5/6/2014 8:02 PM

What cassette hubs are good? right now im looking at the Profile elite any other suggestions?

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5/6/2014 8:09 PM

Anything but the elite, If you want a race hub with fast engagement get a stealth S3.
Wait for porn hubs, get a g,sport or a primo mix og

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5/6/2014 8:38 PM

jamiespadina wrote:

Anything but the elite, If you want a race hub with fast engagement get a stealth S3.
Wait for porn hubs, get a g,sport or a ...more

what's wrong with the elites? They are a sick hub just really spendy, but hey you do pay for quality

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5/6/2014 8:43 PM

jamiespadina wrote:

Anything but the elite, If you want a race hub with fast engagement get a stealth S3.
Wait for porn hubs, get a g,sport or a ...more

ifufanu wrote:

what's wrong with the elites? They are a sick hub just really spendy, but hey you do pay for quality

Well they are more of a racing only hub, Yes they are great quality for what they are made for.
What does the OP ride more, park, street of trails. If so there are many better hubs than a profile. People get them mainly for the sound, then back it up with they have great engagement when they don't actually need it

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5/6/2014 8:44 PM

ifufanu wrote:

what's wrong with the elites? They are a sick hub just really spendy, but hey you do pay for quality

Aluminum shell with 6903 bearings & aluminum center axle with chromoly female bolts... That's like 90% of the hub market currently, minus the slightly larger bearings, and the only thing special about the rear hub is the many points of engagement the driver offers which gives NO advantages in street riding unless you're needing to crank balls at something.

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5/6/2014 8:50 PM

jamiespadina wrote:

Well they are more of a racing only hub, Yes they are great quality for what they are made for.
What does the OP ride more, ...more

Oh I'm guessing you didn't know that they recently released the Elite in RHD and LHD and added the ability to ride pegs and use hub guards.

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5/6/2014 8:50 PM

lol ill take that as a no haha

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5/6/2014 8:52 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Aluminum shell with 6903 bearings & aluminum center axle with chromoly female bolts... That's like 90% of the hub market ...more

I used to race when I was younger and always loved profile for their quality while I do realize that it is kinda the same as everything else on the market profile to me has always just been a high quality company, absolutely love their stuff, been thinking about putting a race bike together again

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5/6/2014 8:54 PM

zach_bikess wrote:

lol ill take that as a no haha

Anyway buy what you want, personally I think the Elites are sick if you have the money for them, other than that I'd get the gsport ratchet that's a really solid cassette

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5/6/2014 8:59 PM

ifufanu wrote:

what's wrong with the elites? They are a sick hub just really spendy, but hey you do pay for quality

jamiespadina wrote:

Well they are more of a racing only hub, Yes they are great quality for what they are made for.
What does the OP ride more, ...more

ifufanu wrote:

Oh I'm guessing you didn't know that they recently released the Elite in RHD and LHD and added the ability to ride pegs and ...more

I know that they brought them out in LHD aswell and now have guards to the maket. But those bearings may be very low rolling resistance but wont take as much side load pressure as other hubs, and have been known to blow out if there is constant sudden hits coming to it.

I know they are amazing for racing, I used to run a set when i raced but they shouldnt be the top choice for anything else.

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5/6/2014 9:00 PM

What are you going to be riding a lot? If you're racing, the Elite hubs would be good. If you're riding street & grinding, then avoid them.

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5/6/2014 9:01 PM

zach_bikess wrote:

lol ill take that as a no haha

ifufanu wrote:

Anyway buy what you want, personally I think the Elites are sick if you have the money for them, other than that I'd get the ...more

Ratchet is very strong and has around the same rolling resistance as a profile Give/take but you will loose much of the engagement with this

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5/6/2014 9:02 PM

OP Also If you are into racing i would really recommend looking into the stealth hubs, they dont use a pawl system and have amazing rolling resistance

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5/6/2014 9:08 PM

i want to get the ratchet but they arent on danscomp right now

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5/6/2014 9:13 PM

zach_bikess wrote:

i want to get the ratchet but they arent on danscomp right now

I dont think they will be getting any more either as G-Sport a releasing the Simian cassette some time soon.
Try Albes or Empire. Empire usually has it at $180 then you can use the code tenner for 10% off

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5/6/2014 9:14 PM

Do you like shims, man? If so you'll love Profiles.

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5/6/2014 9:25 PM

zach_bikess wrote:

i want to get the ratchet but they arent on danscomp right now

You could go for the Odyssey Antigram, it's just a slimmed down ratchet.

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5/7/2014 9:08 AM

Tree!

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5/7/2014 11:03 AM

Im not a huge fan of the elite. So many stories of them shitting out with even slight abuse. Imo the engagement is unreasonable, I like a decent amount of
slack (4pawl preferably, 3 is acceptable), it makes getting into fakies and brakeless tire taps/other pedal pressure tricks much easier.

If you are into the engagement, you can get a hub like the Premium Stinger or Èclat Dynamic for half (?) the price. Yes they dont have as much engagement as the Elite, BUT with as much engagement they DO have, it would be close to impossible to feel the difference.

I would wait for the Gsport Simian and Tree v4. If it cant wait, id go Shadow BTR since it has 14mm female, individually sprung pawls, and 4pawl opposed to the 3pawl in the Gsport Ratchet and Tree v3 (since it sounds like engagement is important to you.)

If engagement isnt important, the Gsport Ratchet is the way to go. The Tree v3 is grand but I personally dont like the C-clip springs they use. I predict the Tree v4 to use individual springs since they are testing the Ezra clutch design currently, so I see it being a straight pull, 14mm female Ezra clone (if they go through with it.)

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5/7/2014 11:11 AM

Also, I believe any hub has the capability of having more engagement. Im sure any machinist with a fair amount of knowledge could cut into the engagement ring on the cassette to add more grooves and then CNC custom pawls that will reach into the higher grooves and even have more grooves of their own. Its alot of work, but I believe it would be possible to make any 3/4 pawl cassette have engagement similar to the Premium Stinger.

I thought about another idea with my Primo Remix. It is 4pawl, but it appears there is enough room inbetween each pawl/spring seat that you could add 4 more seats and mod it to an 8pawl engagement. I believe you could go through with this idea at home with common shop power tools (drill press, lathe, etc.) This would also work for the Primo Mix/Cult Match and a handful of other individual spring hubs.

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5/7/2014 12:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/7/2014 12:27 PM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Also, I believe any hub has the capability of having more engagement. Im sure any machinist with a fair amount of knowledge ...more

I saw a guy machine his Tree V3 driver to run 4 individually sprung pawls... I was so fucking jealous. I could probably find a way to get it done but I'm so lazy.

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