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    Why is it that you can buy a complete wheel for $820 or so, but can't buy the hub alone for less? (Looking at my Xmas list).

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    I think that Saris don't want to encourage end customers to build their own wheels nor do they want to sell directly to end customers. They want you to order a pre-built wheel or custom-built wheel from a middleman. In my experience, this seems to be true of a lot of hubs and rims out there - eg. much cheaper to buy an Ultegra/Mavic Open Pro wheel than to buy the parts.
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    Wait, I'm confused. Your looking at a wheel that cost $820, but if you want to buy just the hub and nothing else it will cost you $820? What the hell kind of hub cost $820?

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    Quote Originally Posted by froze
    Wait, I'm confused. Your looking at a wheel that cost $820, but if you want to buy just the hub and nothing else it will cost you $820? What the hell kind of hub cost $820?
    It's a Powertap, dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrumpole
    Why is it that you can buy a complete wheel for $820 or so, but can't buy the hub alone for less? (Looking at my Xmas list).
    Sure you can ... have you priced the UK or european internet retailers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrumpole
    Why is it that you can buy a complete wheel for $820 or so, but can't buy the hub alone for less? (Looking at my Xmas list).
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...5905.44.1.html

    Make that $660 for a complete wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clonechemist
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...5905.44.1.html
    Make that $660 for a complete wheel.
    But note that is for the wired hub, not the ANT+ wireless models. That limits you to Saris/Cycleops's compatible computer.

    The least expensive wireless hub would be the Elite+.

    For rock-bottom price, the Power Tap Comp hub will do the job, but only the ANT+ versions are compatible with Garmin Edge 500 or Cycleops Joule2.0 computers.

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