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FRM Carbon Hub or American Classic?(4 posts)

FRM Carbon Hub or American Classic?JAM66
Apr 16, 2003 6:46 PM
I'm having a set of wheels built with Velocity Fusion Rims,24 Bladed Wheelsmith Front and 28 Rear, I have a choice of The FRM hubset with the Carbon Fiber Axels or the American Classics with the "high flange"rear and the Micro Front. I can't find much info on the FRM, they look cool but not sure about the durability of the Carbon fiber axle. Anyone have either of these , which is more durable? I know that the FRMs would be $40 cheaper but thats not a big deal...
re: FRM Carbon Hub or American Classic?russw19
Apr 16, 2003 7:11 PM
I have a pair of Am. Classics with those hubs. I have a set of their 420 wheels. So far I have about 600 miles on them and I like the wheels. I have no opinion of just the hubs as I bought the complete wheelset. I didnt' build them either so I didn't really see any issues with the hubs while lacing them. The freehub body is nice, I pulled it apart because I had to add a spacer to my axle because my cassette lockring was rubbing my frame. It all came apart and went back together very easy. I would have to guess service on them is simple based on seeing that.

I have no experience with the FRM hubs, but I have the Am Classics and have no issues with them.

re: FRM Carbon Hub or American Classic?purplepaul
Apr 17, 2003 9:20 AM
Don't know a thing about the FRM, but I wouldn't necessarily worry about the carbon portion.

There have been complaints about the longevity of AC hubs. Some wheel builders won't use them.
re: FRM Carbon Hub or American Classic?Leak
Apr 17, 2003 7:25 PM
You can check out FRM at