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d36

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Chinese hubs?
« on: February 26, 2017, 01:57:19 AM »
Theres quite a bit out there on novatech hubs but can anyone give me the low down on other brands?

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Re: Chinese hubs?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 07:38:21 AM »
I just bought some deep profile carbon rims for my tri bike that came with powerway hubs. Through my research and experience I think the quality is pretty great. They're not incredible, but they're very good and very functional. I still love my DT Swiss 350's more though. Others on the forum have tried Novatech hubs and had luck. You should note though that the ones I ride are the PFH-R36 hubs, which are road hubs.

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Re: Chinese hubs?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 02:22:10 PM »

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Re: Chinese hubs?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 01:38:45 AM »
A friend of mine had a pair Bitex hubs (don't know which model) on his Sta. Cruz Nomad.  Probably 10 months now and no complains.

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Re: Chinese hubs?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 10:27:26 AM »
I had a set of Bitex hubs, the 401R rear hub had issues, replaced the freehub then after I sold the bike the owner broke the engagement points on the inner hub.  He ended up replacing the rear hub with a DT Swiss 350.   I'd stay away from the bitex hubs.  Otherwise, Novatech's are probably fine.  If it were my money, nothing beats the value and quality of a DT Swiss 350 hub.
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Re: Chinese hubs?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 08:58:35 PM »
I know this a bit of an old thread but i have 3 sets of Chosen hubs and all have been going great.  I am 250lbs out of the shower and i have had no issues.  Going on my second winter third summer on the oldest set and not one issue.  they are also pretty light.  comparable to DT Swiss.  I have purchased all of mine from DengFu but they are available on eBay as well.

Best of all they are super affordable.  they run about $120/set.


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Re: Chinese hubs?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 07:30:36 PM »
I've been pounding my Novatec Hubs for a year in the Florida swamp and grit.  Other than I wish it had more steps for the prawls (faster engaging freewheel), I'm happy with them.  They have taken quite a bit of abuse and some brackish water (salt and fresh mixed). 

Hint: I have a velcro loop strap lose around the center of each hub. It's about a 5" diameter.  I have the fuzzy side facing inwards.  What this does is keeps the hub body nice and clean.  Back in the 80's and 90's, the popular solution was a leather shoe string tied in a loop. :-)


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Re: Chinese hubs?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 10:19:18 AM »
can you post a picture with your hub with a velcro strap on it?