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TNT road hubs(4 posts)

TNT road hubsWoof the dog
Feb 1, 2004 4:53 PM
does anyone know anything about these?

downside?

good things?

thanx a ton

woof the dogrrrrrrrrrr
re: TNT road hubst5rguy
Feb 2, 2004 12:27 AM
Can't comment specifically on the hubs, but I have a TNT ti seatpost and a super lightweight (135 grams) BB. The seatpost has been beautiful, easy to adjust and problemfree. I especially like the very good finish. Will last me a lifetime, no need for anything carbon here.
The BB has also been trouble free for 7 years, then while putting it back in the bike after a checkup a alu lockring split. One of the cartridge bearings has some ever so slight play.
I got the parts in 1995 from Bikesource; as far as I know TNT went out of business not much later. I still have their complete brochure and pricelist. If you want them, please mail me at faro at cistron dot nl.
re: TNT road hubsNessism
Feb 2, 2004 6:51 AM
Early version had 7075 aluminum flanges which tended to crack (yes, I had some). After switching to 6061, they were better but I'm not sure if the problem was fixed.

Overall quality was good but not as good as Dura Ace in my opinion. Bearings were cartridge type which, as all bearing do over time, tended to dry out and need service. Only problem is that it's a real pain to clean and grease cartridge bearings. Also, the freehub has more slop than a DA hub - similar to Ultegra.

Overall, I think TNT hubs would make a nice set of light weight race wheels but I wouldn't recommend them for everyday usage.

As always, just my opinion - backed up with experience this time.

Ed
careful....bestT
Feb 2, 2004 11:45 AM
My TNT hubs exploded (hub flange) in my wheel rack. I won't trust them.