WTB LaserDisc Lite Rear Hub

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
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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 Read More »

    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.

    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