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Are DA hubs much better than Ultegra ones ?(7 posts)

Are DA hubs much better than Ultegra ones ?PeterRider
Aug 1, 2002 2:09 PM
... in terms of performance, not in terms of weight. Also, for front hub, which one do you recommend, DA, chorus, record ?


There are three D/A items that I think are better than Ultegra..Dave Hickey
Aug 1, 2002 4:57 PM
1. STI Levers- much smoother shifting
2. Brakes- Outstanding stopping power
3. Hubs- I have over 15,000 miles on a set of DA hubs. They are absolutely bullet proof. In all honesty, I've never kept Ultegra wheels for more than a couple of thousand miles, so they might last as long as DA, it's just the DA hubs are totally worry free.
re: Are DA hubs much better than Ultegra ones ?edmundtan
Aug 1, 2002 9:05 PM
Yes ... I'ved used both.

DA hubs are lighter and spins smoother. I also like the DA freehub ratchet which is much quieter.
Is Cindy Crawford(DA) better than Pamela Anderson(Ult)?Quack
Aug 2, 2002 5:15 AM
DA is a little lighter and more refined. Ultegra is a touch heavier and not as polished. Go with DA if you have the $$. You won't be disappointed.
So your saying Tiagra is Anna Nicole Smith?niteschaos
Aug 2, 2002 5:36 AM
LOL....nmDave Hickey
Aug 2, 2002 8:09 AM
Cindy Crawford has just a better makeup ...PeterRider
Aug 2, 2002 8:55 AM
Personally I think Pamela Anderson is more beautiful, although she looks quite like a b*tch...