bfd <[email protected]
> Antti Salonen <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> news:<[email protected]
>> What you said about weight is not really true. A pair of Record hubs is 366 grams a pair, without
>> quick releases. An American Classic and Tune combination can be as little as 240 grams. That's
>> about two thirds of the Records hubs' weight.
> Your weight for the above hubs is a bit misleading. First, let's compare apples to apples,
> according to Damon Rinard/Sheldon Brown, the following are the weights of the the above rear
> cassette hubs, WITHOUT SKEWERS, that have been ACTUALLY WEIGHED:
I'm not sure what you are yelling about. The weights I mentioned were without skewers although not
weighed by a third party.
Let's add to the following list the Tune MAG 180, which according to the manufacturer weighs 183
grams. Considering that the weight you've quoted below or the Tune 215 is actually lower than the
manufacturer's official number, we can probably assume the real weight isn't more than that. That's
the hub I used to calculate the total of roughly 240 grams. Whether this is a few grams off doesn't
really change anything.
> Tune 215 rear hub (215g) Am Classic rear hub (235, 236g) Record 10 (2000) (248g) Chorus 10 (2000)
> (260g) Hugi 240 (237g) CKing (264g)
> For more, see here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/weights.htm#cassettehubs
I'm familiar with Damon Rinard's chart, but it doesn't list all hubs on the market.
> The question is whether you want strictly lightweight or a combination of lightweight, durability
> and cost. Yes, you can get a Tune rear/Am Classic micro front that will weigh around 280g, but how
> much is that set going to cost? Further, how durable will that combo be?.....
I believe this is more or less what I said in my own posting. No disagreement here. You have to
decide how much you're willing to sacrifice in durability, serviceability and money to gain barely a
hundred grams. Logically it shouldn't be a good deal to almost anyone, but somehow these
stupid-light hubs seem to survive on the market.