|How are Real Design hubs ?||PeterRider|
Jun 15, 2002 5:29 PM
|I see on this forum talking about shimano hubs, campy hubs, king hubs and a few others, but I don't remember any message about Real Design hubs.
How do they compare to other hubs ? Are they as good as dura ace hubs ? (which I was planning on buying)
They seem to be on sale at cambriabike at 29/59$. Should I buy ?
Thanks for your advice,
|re: How are Real Design hubs ?||Andy M-S|
Jun 15, 2002 5:41 PM
|They're OK. Or maybe better than OK. I like mine, but they came as part of a wheelset I got for cheap from Supergo ($150 built with Aerohead rims, which makes $90 for bare hubs sound kind of high). The rear hub tends to be a little loud, but in a pleasant sort of way. The front appears to be about as good a hub as you can get.
Things you should know: Like most non-mainline (Shimano/Campy) hubs, Real hubs use cartridge bearings. These are just fine, though they probably have greater rolling resistance than cup and cone bearings. As a company, Real is no more, which limits warranty possibilities. OTOH, they disassemble easily and the cartridge bearings are a standard part.
All said and done, I have a few thousand miles on mine and I like 'em. But if someone offered me DA hubs, I would probably go that direction instead.
|re: How are Real Design hubs ?||szybki|
Jun 16, 2002 7:34 AM
|These hubs have a really bad reputation. I would avoid them.|| |