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Nuke Proof Carbon Hubs???(3 posts)

Nuke Proof Carbon Hubs???chunkymonkey
Sep 9, 2002 7:06 AM
I'm thinking of getting this wheelset that uses Nuke Proof Carbon Hubs and I can't find too much info on them. Do you guys have any experiance with them? Are they worth getting or should I just cough up a little more dough for the cosmic elites? Thanks ahead of time!!!
Stay Clear!alansutton
Sep 9, 2002 9:44 AM
These hub have a horriable reputation for cracking in the flanges. The carbon part is fine, the aluminum is fragile.
depends on the generationlonefrontranger
Sep 9, 2002 1:32 PM
I agree, the first-year Nuke Carbons had an awful reputation, but they did address the flange issues. The second generation hubs had a higher, thicker flange.

I had a set of second-generation Nuke carbons that I bought secondhand in 1996 as lightweight MTB wheels. I put well over 3,500 trail miles on 'em, both racing and training, mud, sand, etc... I sold them with my MTB last year, and the guy who bought 'em reports they are still going strong.

They outlasted four sets of Mavic rims, and all they ever needed by way of maintenance was a cheap, easily installed roller bearing, available for $8 per bearing from your local Grainger machine parts supply.