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WTB LaserDisc Lite Rear Hub

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
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Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Mostly boring...in a good way”

The Good: Lasts and lasts Fairly light Quite inexpensive

The Bad: Very soft cassette body

Overall Review:

These came on a bike that I purchased in 2009, that previously existed as a demo bike. So, they have been, um, well-loved. I've ridden thousands of miles on them.  I enjoy chunk and rocks, but do not send myself flying into the air.  I rode this hub without doing anything, but spokes started breaking with alarming regularity.  I rebuilt the wheel with new spokes, same hub.  It is still spinning quite smoothly.  I live in the wondrously dry southern California area, so I cannot say much about riding through bogs.

The down side is (and perhaps this is true for all hubs) that the aluminum freehub body gets notched by the cassette.  Removing a cassette is an exercise in patience and willpower, plus having a variety of repurposed tools to remove the cassette.

I will continue to use these into the foreseeable future.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

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Miscellaneous WTB LaserDisc Lite Rear Hub 2011. Wheels Hubs MTB. Features: 12-Point Engagement: Each LaserDisc rear hub features a cold-forged, fully machined aluminium hub shell and alloy freehub. Power transfer is driven through six, double-sided stainless pawls, totalling 12 points of engagement. Sealed Ca .... .
Price $67.41
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry