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American Classic 420 rims and the generation 5 hubs(4 posts)

American Classic 420 rims and the generation 5 hubskestrel guy
Oct 11, 2002 5:35 AM
Has anyone seen or tried the new 420 rims and the new generation 5 hubs out yet? I heard that the newest gen 5 hubs are fool proof! I saw them at the trade show and the tech guy showed me how simple and easy it was to use the hubs and strip them down, in under 2 minutes! He showed the me the 420 rims, 420 grams for a 34mm deep rim! Impressive! Thanks Mike at Am Classic for the demo at the show. Any body had good or bad experiences with the gen 5 or the 420's, I would like to get a set.
re: American Classic 420 rims and the generation 5 hubsNo_sprint
Oct 11, 2002 7:43 AM
My 420s were just delivered about a month ago, maybe a little less. How do I discover which gen hub I have? The rear has a deep flange just like the pics. I like the wheels so far.
re: American Classic 420 rims and the generation 5 hubskestrel guy
Oct 11, 2002 8:29 AM
From what I was told at the Interbike show, you should have a 5th gen hub. The said that they have been using gen 5 hubs since the 420's have come out, July of this year.
I am glad to hear you like them, they looked ultra nice at the show.
re: American Classic 420 rims and the generation 5 hubsNo_sprint
Oct 11, 2002 8:52 AM
FYI, they are not masterpieces of artwork, nor do I think anything so light in any category of component should be considered a long term riding, beat it, abuse it and it keeps on ticking type of product. I don't imagine I'll be abusing them in 20 crits and lots of practice races a year on these for 6 or 7 years in a row.

I have one knock on their workmanship. I do not like to see mating seams, which I do. One rim is a little worse than the other. They weren't $900 either.