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new hub$$ and future fear

Oct. 3, 2016, 9:40 p.m.
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Sounds like to me you could still put a 142 in a 148 as long as the necessary chainring offset doesn't lead to tyre rub and you're ok with the bracing angle you already have.

You also have to space out your rotor if are using a 142mm hub on a boost frame.

Oct. 3, 2016, 11:52 p.m.
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http://reviews.mtbr.com/future-proof-your-wheelset-with-lindarets-boostinator

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Oct. 4, 2016, 12:53 a.m.
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Really great thread here.
I'm really out of the loop with all this new tech.
I'm really interested with this instant engaged hub since I've always hated the lag from the "old" stuff lol… I can remember so many times where I have been between engagements at the worst possible time, having them skip and tear themselves apart.
My bikes have been 150mm spacing for awhile now, are they planning to change this on the dh bikes?
For hubs I've always really liked hopes and kings. Hopes are trustworthy but just don't have the bling of a nice shiny king.

I'm looking to upgrade my rims currently, any suggestions for light/strong/bling++?
I haven't been happy with deemax for awhile plus there must be something better now anyways?

I really need to start catching up on all the new stuff and actually getting a chance to try it out. I'm still pretty positive I'll stay with my 26s tho. :)

Thanks, cheers

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Oct. 4, 2016, 5:58 a.m.
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you have to re-dish the wheel as well when running the 142 in a Boost frame , a buddy just converted his HT , he made caliper spacers and a axle spacer and re-dished the wheel and it works fine .

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Oct. 4, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
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you have to re-dish the wheel as well when running the 142 in a Boost frame , a buddy just converted his HT , he made caliper spacers and a axle spacer and re-dished the wheel and it works fine .

He converted his HT? He has a Boost HT frame and he is running a 142mm hub?

Oct. 4, 2016, 7:20 p.m.
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He converted his HT? He has a Boost HT frame and he is running a 142mm hub?

yeah it,s a Honzo Alu frame

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Oct. 8, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
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He converted his HT? He has a Boost HT frame and he is running a 142mm hub?

Or newer Chromag

Oct. 20, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
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I'd certainly caution against spending big money on 100x15 and 142x12 hubset as they can't be converted to Boost.

More generally I think the days of purchasing for the long-term are done.

Boost seems to be developing into the new standard. But how long until? Boost+, Boost++

Spotted this on Pinkbike..adapters to take 12x142 to Boost.

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1988363/

To bad there wasn't an adapter option for 12x142 to fit 12x150.

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Nov. 26, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
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I just gave the finger to keeping up with new standards and bought some i9 hubs in 142 flavor. I'm settling down with one bike

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Nov. 26, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
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DT Swiss 350 are amazing bang for buck - 240 guts with regular bearings and slightly heavier shell.

Amazing performer and killer value. Easy to upgrade ratchet drive to higher engagement if you care…

Found my 350s to considerably outlast the many pairs of Hope hubs I owned, with infrequent bearing replacement, and good sealing meaning infrequent strip downs

At the price of 350 you can afford to replace as new fangled standards are dreamt up :)

Dec. 10, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
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DT Swiss 350 are amazing bang for buck - 240 guts with regular bearings and slightly heavier shell.

Amazing performer and killer value. Easy to upgrade ratchet drive to higher engagement if you care…

Found my 350s to considerably outlast the many pairs of Hope hubs I owned, with infrequent bearing replacement, and good sealing meaning infrequent strip downs

At the price of 350 you can afford to replace as new fangled standards are dreamt up :)

Agree with this. The only thing that gives me pause about 350's is the M8010. Better engagement than older XT's, decent weight and bearing maintenance that needs now special pullers. Oh, and less than half the price of the competition. And maybe it's just me, but once I tried CL, I find farting around this 6 torx bolts at waste of time.

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Dec. 10, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
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DT Swiss 350 are amazing bang for buck - 240 guts with regular bearings and slightly heavier shell.

Amazing performer and killer value. Easy to upgrade ratchet drive to higher engagement if you care…

Found my 350s to considerably outlast the many pairs of Hope hubs I owned, with infrequent bearing replacement, and good sealing meaning infrequent strip downs

At the price of 350 you can afford to replace as new fangled standards are dreamt up :)

Best performance/ $$$ ratio on the market IMO. Light, reasonably cheap, bombproof and available in centerlock. So good.

Dec. 10, 2016, 10:55 p.m.
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Best performance/ $$$ ratio on the market IMO. Light, reasonably cheap, bombproof and available in centerlock. So good.

what are the advantages of centerlock? i never see them in LBS, no one i know has them on their bike. they seem rare and exotic and seldom seen around here.

Dec. 10, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
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Imo Shimano rotors are better engineered. The big aluminum carrier sheds heat better, is less prone to warping than an all sheet metal rotor, and installation and removal is just nicer than dicking about with 6 bolts.

Dec. 11, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
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Imo Shimano rotors are better engineered. The big aluminum carrier sheds heat better, is less prone to warping than an all sheet metal rotor, and installation and removal is just nicer than dicking about with 6 bolts.

It really does seem like a better system but so few people use them that it just seems simpler to stick with 6 bolt.

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