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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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