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Why high flange hubs???(4 posts)

Why high flange hubs???biknben
Apr 3, 2003 11:32 AM
Just wondering why I only see high flange hubs on track wheels and occasionally on tandem wheels. I figure it's for stiffness but thought there may be something else to it.

Can anyone provide more insite?
stronger wheelDougSloan
Apr 3, 2003 12:58 PM
Since the spokes have a greater angle between the hub and wheel, and are shorter, the wheel is stronger.

... and looks cool ;-) NMSpirito
Apr 4, 2003 12:50 AM
Also, If you want to thread a BMX freewheel on track hub..Dave Hickey
Apr 4, 2003 8:50 AM
On a low flange track hub, the freewheel will rub the spokes. With a high flange hub, the spokes are above the freewheel.