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Hugi 240 hubset good or bad.(7 posts)

Hugi 240 hubset good or bad.Ambishawn
Feb 8, 2003 4:05 PM
I was reading some reviews on the DT Hugi 240 hubs on MTBR.com and people say there's problems with freehub engaugement. Are there any Roadbikers out there that have some experence with these hubs. They sure are light. Should I stick with Record for My new wheels? Would like to go with Chris King but there not compatible with Campy.
re: Hugi 240 hubset good or bad.divve
Feb 9, 2003 4:02 AM
They're excellent hubs. The problems with the free hubs are from the older initial design. That has been solved around two years ago. What I especially like about them is the no-fuss set-up. There's no bearing play adjustment just stick your wheel in and forget about it for years.
Record is a better value...C-40
Feb 9, 2003 6:20 AM
The Hugi hubs are only a few grams lighter and a lot more expensive than Record hubs.

When looking up the advertised weight, remember that Campy hubs include the skewers and Hugi doesn't. Add 120-150 grams for the skewers. Also remember that hub weight is essentially dead weight. Although some of it rotates, it's so close to the center of the wheel that it has little effect on the moment of inertia, which affects acceleration.

If you're buying a complete record groupo, the group discount can make the hubs even cheaper than the advertised price for the individual items. Check out txcyclesport.com for low prices.
Chorus is an even better valuescorpionking
Feb 9, 2003 6:58 AM
Chorus hubs weigh immaterially different from Record, the total weight difference for the front and rear hub combined is something like 10 grams. Chorus hubs use steel pawls, definitely more durable than Records Ti pawls, they cost about $40 less, the internal design is identical to Record sans the grease port, they roll just as smooth as Record and they are more durable. Why anyone would lay out $40 more for Record hubs which weigh virtually the same as Chorus hubs, roll no smoother and have more durability issues with the ti pawls , I have no idea. Some guys like aesthetics to rule their frame and components choices though. Get the Chorus hubs if you go Campy, they are great hubs for the price and very durable.
Chorus is an even better valueAmbishawn
Feb 9, 2003 8:23 AM
I notice that Chourus is more durable in lots of areas than Record, like the rear Cassette, BB and now the rear hub pawls. My biggest concern is durabiltiy and function. If I won't notice any difference and It's not gonna last as long why pay more? 10 grams is nothing at the center of the wheel. I'm gonna look into the Chourus hubs. Probably got the same bearings as Record.
28H in Record only...C-40
Feb 9, 2003 9:06 AM
No argument about the value of Chrous, but those wanting the lightest weight 28H wheels have no choice but Record.
28H in Record only...Ambishawn
Feb 9, 2003 9:34 AM
Good point, although I plan on going 32f/r or 32f/36r anyway. Realizing that Campy lists it's weights for hubs skewers incl I'm certainly gonna go with Campy hubs. The price of Chourus vs. Record hubs isnt all that significant but I like the idea of steel pawls rather than Ti for only 15 grams more. It this point Id base that desision on if I had a full Chourus group or a full record group.