I saw these bad boys while I was on vacation earlier this week and drooled all over my beach towel. Phil threw it back to the splash anodize days for their latest set of anniversary hubs marking 45 years making some of the best. These are super limited and down to 13 sets so if you want a piece of cycling history I’d jump on these fast! Quite a few track hubs still available as well as a few road but once these are gone they’re gone for good…
“For our 45th Anniversary we are excited to offer sets of our hubs in splash anodize. Each hub is done by hand and is free-form. Because of this no hub or hub set will be the same. In order to make it easier for you to see the different options, we are providing pictures of each hub sets from 3 different angles. Once you select and purchase a particular set it will no longer be available and will be removed shortly from the store. If you have any questions you can contact our sales department by phone or email 408-298-1540, firstname.lastname@example.org “
Unknown is releasing a limited quantity of their oil slick track hubs that are sure to sell out. 50 pairs of these are up for preorder right here. Don’t sleep these things look rad as hell.
These hubs came in yesterday from White Industries for The GOLDen Sprints. Real purdy polished aluminum and come complete with a 15t cog and lockring. More as prizes continue to come in…if you’re in the area make it out to win some rad stuff.
We’ve slowly seen companies stepping up to fill the demand for fixed driver hubs and Machete is the latest to do so. Looks like they’ll have their clean looking DEAF driver hubs out next month. Caught this tucked into Christian Hamrick’s welcome post on Machete and was stoked to see somemone else stepping into the micro drive game. I haven’t really spent much time on a driver hub with such small gearing so I’ll have to give it a try here soon!
I’ve always had a soft spot for vintage Suntour groups/parts…Superbe stuff in particular. There’s just something about look of these hubs that I’m really into. Ian Wallace has some fine flicks of these bad boys on his flickr. Jump over to his stream to check out shots of these and some other fine track parts. Man do I want a whole Superbe group!
So I’ve been stoked on these for a bit now and patiently waiting their release. Looks like the first set just arrived in at Eighthinch and holy cow did they come out looking purdy…love the gunmetal. These come with 10mm axles in them (female up front) and a 14mm conversion kit included! I definitely dig that they’re covering all the bases from the get go. No buying a conversion kit later but also offering the option to pick these up with the 10mm and ride them until you’re ready. There’s a little something else to bite into in some of the photos. Stoked on that as well :). These will be coming on the 700c and 26″ Bueller wheelsets that will be rolling out soon enough. A couple more flick on the Eighthinch bloggy.
Pulled these snaps of the new Unknown hubs off the BreakBrake17 site…they’re the first place you can pick these up! Really diggin the finishes on these.
Ive been a fan of the parts that Yobi has been putting out for some time now. Especially the hubs. Looks like there some newer versions up for grabs right now! I personally dig the high flange hubs but both of these are beautiful. Yobi was nice enough to send me one of the track rings so be on the lookout for a review and some test photos of one of the Yobi rings once i get it. Itll be going on my track build that i’ll be piecing together. So stoked!
Edit: After talking to Yobi he sent me some better photos of the two hubs he is currently making…the “Superior” and the standard flange hub.
The “Superior” track hub has a removable hub flange that actually won a the Hungarian design award (more on that to come). I’m hoping to pick up a set of these for the track build as well when i get the funds…these things are gorgeous:
Im pretty sure a few people got these in an email…but John got the jump on them forsure. Formula’s new hub design for running splined cogs. This is something that people have wanted for some time now…though maybe not quite like this. One of the limitations for fixed freestyle riders is the diameter of hubs where the cog mounts. Youve got to have a decent sized region for the cog to thread onto and ample space for the hub bearing. Im curious to see how small of a cog this little guy will seat. I wouldnt think the lockring would be necessary but at least it wont be so crucial as to how tight you get it on there. Also wonder how well the aluminum will hold up…ive seen splined aluminum sprockets get destroyed real quick but maybe the larger diameter of the hub will account for that. Either way a fresh looking hub and an awesome idea!
These are looking pretty smooth…profile type design with some clean lines. The info straight from the Yobi bloggy:
The new rear hub axle prototype is done.
It’s 15mm thick aluminum with oversize bearings.
It’s gonna be tested in the usual purple-hub for a while.
The bolts are M6 30mm, 12,9 strength.