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Hugi and Am. classic(5 posts)

Hugi and Am. classicWoof the dog
Feb 10, 2003 9:26 PM
one more time!
Their 240 gr. hubs
Isn't the design the same thing? What is the connection between the two companies?

Thanx woof.
what's all this barking about?the other Tim
Feb 10, 2003 10:15 PM
Which AC hubs are you saying are the same design as Hugi 240s? AFAIK, they're different companies, different products. Aren't most cartridge bearing hubs of similar design?
what's all this barking about?Woof the dog
Feb 10, 2003 11:29 PM
well, there is a 240 gram Hugi hub, right?
Then there is a 240 gram Am. Classic ultralight rear cassette hub.
Plus I think I also heard a long time ago that somehow these two are either the same, or originate from the same source and what not. I may be wrong though.

That is why I am asking.

Ride Lots

Woof the dog.
nope...not even slightly similar in any way at all nmekdave
Feb 11, 2003 7:15 AM
Nothing in CommonDaveLobster
Feb 11, 2003 2:37 PM
Other than being rear hubs, and light ones, there is no relation what so ever.

Hugi's are designed and made in Switzerland, by DT (the spoke company). They utilize two bearings, with the driveside bearing being in line with the spoke flange. There are no bearings inside the cassette body as it bears on the hub body. They use a star drive ratchet system, and you can really hear the pawls when they coast. They have very modern low-flange design. These hubs are used in the better Bontrager wheelsets.

The American Classic is designed in the U.S. and manufactured in Taiwan. They have four bearings, two in the hub body and two in the cassette body, so that each part is independently supported on the axle. They have a six-pawl drive system which uses a cam plate rather than springs to engage the pawls. There is no sound when coasting. They also use a very unique, almost retro, high-flange design with the non-drive side flange inset to reduce dish.

Each hub has its advantages, and both are reported to be excellent hubs.

I have no knowledge of any relationship between the two companies. American Classic doesn't even use DT spokes in their wheels.