|How good is Dura-Ace hub?||Qubeley|
May 8, 2003 8:04 PM
|I have the option of lacing up a good rim with either Dura-Ace or Helium rear hub. Which one do you think is better rear hub?
I have had Helium and Ksyrium, and I really liked Mavic's hub. However I have no experience with regular Shimano hubs. How does Shimano hubs compare to good wheel manufacturers'(Mavic, Zipp) hubs?
|re: How good is Dura-Ace hub?||Juanmoretime|
May 9, 2003 12:59 AM
|I would go with the Dura Ace hub. It's light, good bearings and much easier to service than any hub with cartridge bearings. Plus it uses a standard spoke verses the straight pulls the Mavic would require, much easier to find a replacement should it become necessary.|
|More than good enough||cyclequip|
May 9, 2003 3:21 AM
|Plus the Helium rear limits you to 28 spokes - always a durability issue unless you replaced the rim with a stronger make - like DRC.|
|20,000+ miles on DA hubs........||Dave Hickey|
May 9, 2003 4:00 AM
|IMHO, The hubs are bullet proof. I've never had a problem with any Shimano hubs.|
|re: How good is Dura-Ace hub?||xcmntgeek|
May 9, 2003 5:10 AM
|The D/A hubs are great. I like them enough that I race quite a bit on them, rather than my Kysriums or Spinergys. I also have a pair of the Heliums but I've found the D/A hubs to be more versitle and they last much longer between sevicing.|
|One thing Shimano is certainly good at||TrekFurthur|
May 9, 2003 5:35 AM
|is bearings! I've ridden lots of wheels, and my DA/OP's are fantastic for fast group rides or just cruising--comfortable, too. I run 28-hole, Revolution spokes, so it's a light set-up too.|
May 9, 2003 7:17 AM
|As everyone else has said. I like Mavic hubs, too, as their bearings are very smooth and last forever. However, the Helium hubs use straight-pull spokes, which are harder to find, and limit you to one spoking pattern.
The Dura-Ace also uses a ti axle and ti freehub, to drop grams without comprimising durability. Just replace the bearings and regrease them once a season, and they'll last many years.