|King hubs vs DA or Ultegra? (regarding Excel wheelsets...)||ralbert|
Jul 15, 2003 3:52 AM
|Hi. I know this board is typically very pro-'handbuilt' wheels as opposed to 'boutique' wheels, so i have a question regarding two 'handbuilts'. Excel sports has 2 built wheels--one with open pro rims and DA hubs, and the other with King hubs and CXP33's--price difference is a few bills. is the King hub THAT much nicer? Really just curious, as i'm concerned about durability as well as weight.
|I hate the sound that King hubs make||fracisco|
Jul 15, 2003 8:42 AM
Everyone around you will definitely know that you've got Chris King hubs on your bike everytime you freewheel.
|I second that||pmf1|
Jul 15, 2003 9:40 AM
|I hate even being close to someone riding those things. They would drive me buggy.|
|I've got a rear King singlespeed disc hub on my MTB....||SS_MB-7|
Jul 15, 2003 9:58 AM
|I've got a rear King singlespeed disc hub on my MTB and I absolutely love it! The instant engagement is incredible...especially on a singlespeed. Quality and durability is second-to-none, as is King's customer service. I certainly would buy a King for my road bike, but I've got Campy Record on my geared bike and I mainly ride my Bianchi Pista fixed-gear anyway. Personally, I like the BZZZZZZZ sound.
|King hubs are "Overkill" on road bikes.||MR_GRUMPY|
Jul 15, 2003 11:16 AM
|Dura Ace and even Ultegra hubs are so well sealed that they will last a very long time before needing a rebuild.
Save money and go with Ultegra hubs with an Ultegra or 105 Cassette.
|My vote is for the Kings||pat1|
Jul 15, 2003 3:18 PM
|I had excel build a set of King Wheels almost two years ago, and they are bulletproof. If you can afford the $$, you won't regret it. Yes, Dura Ace is cheaper, but with the Kings you'll never need another hub. Sure they can be loud, but a tablespoon of ring drive grease keeps the noise down (covered in the owners manual). Besides, you should not be coasting!!
Rather than there pre-built wheels with king hubs in their catalog, I had king hubs laced 3x 14g to CXP33's. Black rims/hubs look great. I weigh about 230, and the wheels have required no attention in over 3,000 miles. I had the wheels in less than a week from ordering.