Are Shimano wheel hubs good?

Are Shimano wheel hubs good?

Shimano hubs are very reliable and very good as the other posters have pointed out. But they do require extra maintenance for the bearings and grease (and all but the inner cones are replaceable).

How good is Shimano XT?

Shimano’s 12-speed XT drivetrain delivers outstanding shifting performance under load and strikes a great compromise between lightweight construction and affordable price. In addition, it offers great ergonomics, easy setup and the almost unique Multi Release function.

How long do Shimano hubs last?

Once a year for some folks is 1500 miles, and for others it is 10,000 miles. Local conditions have a big influence, and front hubs stay a LOT cleaner than rear hubs. Equipment maintenance schedules are developed from experience, so start by doing it “too often” and then back off as experience teaches.

What are the best bicycle hubs?

The best mountain bike hubs you can buy

  • Industry Nine Hydra. So many points of engagement.
  • DT Swiss DT350. Hubs that will outlast your wheels, and won’t bankrupt you.
  • Hope Pro 4. Ideal for mucky UK conditions.
  • Chris King ISO. The buzzy bee gold standard.
  • Shimano Saint M820.
  • Onyx Racing.
  • Project 321.
  • White Industries XMR.

How long does an XT cassette last?

Very Roughly: bike cassette can last between 4000 to 6000 miles, and some can last up to 10,000 miles, an equivalent of 3 to 4 chains, it depends on the quality of the cassette itself, maintenance, and riding conditions.

What’s better Shimano SLX or XT?

Compared to the SLX, the new XT feels more crisp and of slightly more high-end quality. However, the price will show if it’s really worth the upgrade. On a purely functional basis, there is little to complain about on the entry-level groupset.

Is deore better than XT?

Thanks to its levers, the Deore XT operates smoother and faster and since the price difference is minimal, you should go for the greater product. The XT bests Deore in terms of weight, 148 grams versus 162, in the case of the top swing 3×10 version, even though the prices are even closer, of 30 and 22 euros.

Is Deore XT better than SLX?

Are there any good Shimano XT wheel hubs?

XT hubs are (or atleast were) really good, the xt wheels with the fat axles have got pretty shonky freehubs, not so good. Still got an ancient XT front wheel that’s never been serviced as they needed something like a 14 and a 17 cone spanner which I haven’t got, still spins well.

Is the Shimano XT still the best groupet?

And while it looks nothing like it did in 1982, Shimano’s latest Deore XT iteration is still providing mountain bikers around the world with the same top-shelf feel and durability at a wallet-friendly price point that has earned it a spot among cycling’s most respected groupsets.

Can a Shimano hub be replaced with freehub bearings?

Spares are easier and cheaper to get, and tiny parts – i.e. in the Hope freehub mechanism are all replaceable – not a complete freehub replacement like Shimano – and RE bearings – you don’t have to use their bearing kits – they’re standard size cartridges that can be had from 1000’s of different places.

Why does the Shimano XT have parabolic curves?

The six-tooth step between Shimano’s 45 and 51 cogs is actually a smaller percentage than the six-tooth step from the 33 to the 39 cog. Increasing the number of teeth between shifts to larger cogs helps to keep the delta between gears at the same percentage. Counterintuitive, perhaps, but that’s why wide-range cassettes have parabolic curves.