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Road or Mt. hubs(4 posts)

Road or Mt. hubstmguy
Oct 23, 2003 9:31 AM
Speccing out my first cross bike. What does the board recommend? Assuming comparable quality, does it make a difference? Better seals on the mt. hubs? Raod hubs lighter? Please advise?
Rear has diffetent spacing....TFerguson
Oct 23, 2003 9:41 AM
MBT rear fit between 135mm rear frame spacing and road are 130mm. What you want depends on your frame. Some new CX bikes are setting their frames at 132.5 so you can use either. Front are both 100mm.

Other than that MTB tend to be made to take more abuse.

TF
I have an LX rear hub on my Jamis Nova, not sure about spacing..Spunout
Oct 24, 2003 3:54 AM
it is possible to put a road axle (or spacers) on the MTB hub and run it at 130.

Anyone know what width the rear-end of the Jamis is?

I have a 2003 Nova and haven't switched out the rear wheel yet(I don't have a nine speed wheel, all my roadie wheels are C10). Thinking of getting a 105/MA3 rear for backup.

The Surly rear spacing is pretty ingenious, but may be tough if one must make quick changes in a pit during a CX race. Whatever you do, best to assure that your other wheels are willing to play along with the new ones.
LX are 135mm. Changing them to 130 is possible, but...TFerguson
Oct 24, 2003 7:28 AM
I can't imagine that they would go through the trouble. BUT, the 2002 Nova used Ritchey Road Pro Hubs - 130mm. You had better measure. If they are 135, I would stay with the LX/MA3 just like the originals.

TF