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    Bikehubstore SL210 Hub -- any experience out there?

    I was looking at an e-bay wheelset offering and he uses this rear hub in a 16:8 triplet lacing. https://www.bikehubstore.com/SL210-p/sl210.htm

    Anyone have any experience or thought on this hub?

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    This is just a regular hub drilled for triplet lacing, not a hub actually designed for triplet lacing.
    You'll gain balanced-ish spoke tension left and right but lose lateral stiffness.

    The hub itself is cheap and cheerful. Design is simple. Bearings are relatively small and longevity may be problematic. Mine came with low quality Enduro bearings. I guess you get what you pay for.

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    As stated, the bearings are relatively small and I wouldn't recommend this to larger riders. I've had a couple quality control issues with these, but you can't beat the price and weight. I'm ambivalent about triplet lacing and most rims are not designed for it.

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    I built up a set for a 16:8 for a friend of mine friend mine. They have worked well for him.

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    I prefer to use this hub with a standard 1:1 spoking and an offset rear rim like Pacenti Forza

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    Sorry for getting back to this thread late. I am more familiar with DTSwiss hubs but see many builders suggesting White Ind T11. I guess I don't need the cheapest hub and don't see a reason not to go with a 24 spoke 2x build.

    Thanks all for taking the time to respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott967 View Post
    Sorry for getting back to this thread late. I am more familiar with DTSwiss hubs but see many builders suggesting White Ind T11. I guess I don't need the cheapest hub and don't see a reason not to go with a 24 spoke 2x build.

    Thanks all for taking the time to respond.

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    DT Swiss vs. White Industries? I would go with White Industries. They have a Ti freehub which will be less prone to cassette gouging than the DT hubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    DT Swiss vs. White Industries? I would go with White Industries. They have a Ti freehub which will be less prone to cassette gouging than the DT hubs.
    I now of so many WI failures it is not funny.
    All developed play that could not be adjusted out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTR View Post
    I now of so many WI failures it is not funny.
    All developed play that could not be adjusted out.
    Seriously? Where have you heard of problems with WI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Seriously? Where have you heard of problems with WI?
    My own, 2 friends and discussions with my LBS.

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    Unless you consider yourself a lighter weight rider - I would recommend avoiding the cheap light weight hubs out there. The axles and bearings are so small that alignment under load starts to become an issue.
    We were offering some light weight hubs as a budget option. Most people thought they were fine. But when we went to our new hubs with 17mm axles front and rear people started to rave about how well they roll. Yes the do weight a bit more (but less than DT240s) but for anybody but light weight riders will want stiffer hubs.

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    Consider that in order to fit those 17mm axles into a freehub the balls in the freehub bearings have to be tiny which doesn't help bearing life at all.

    Also, which modern light weight hub doesn't have an oversized aluminum axle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTR View Post
    I now of so many WI failures it is not funny.
    All developed play that could not be adjusted out.
    We've sold a few thousand White Industries hubs over the past five years. I can't remember receiving a single warranty claim or even a passing complaint about play for that matter. I'm not saying I haven't, just that I can't remember it, and a quick search through my emails didn't reveal a single case. I'm sure they can develop problems like any other hub, and maybe I've just had extraordinarily good luck with them. But if they were failing left and right, I'd know. I'm just not seeing it.

    I don't participate in these forums often (I probably should), and can't remember when I last (if ever) publicly defended a brand's reputation. But I felt compelled to say something in this case. I also don't think that what I say or write here will have any impact on the number of White Industries hubs we sell, or they sell. I just wanted to share my experience.
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    Lacing the NDS spokes radially with elbows out, as I do, effectively adds 5mm to the flange spacing, increasing the lateral stiffness. Adding even more stiffness, Bitex makes a high-flange version of this hub, the RAR16, just 12g heavier.

    Overall, people are very happy with the quality and performance of the hub at this price point, but I also offer DT Swiss, WI, I9, and anything else limited only by budget.


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