Stealth Hubs MTB Rear Hub

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Do you even have instant engagement bro?

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The Good:

Instant engagement, rolls extremely fast, silent coasting, stainless freehub body, made in the USA

The Bad:

Heavy on paper but light on the trail.

Overall Review:

Being that True Precision is located in my home town I have heard allot of good things about them over the years but always figured hubs didn't make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things when deciding to upgrade parts on my bike. Recently I decided to give them a try and I sure wish I had switched sooner.

First and foremost the guy's at True Precision are super helpful and easy to deal with. The hubs look awesome and you can tell they take attention to detail very seriously. The stainless free hub body is a nice touch; while being lighter, aluminum ones are far to prone to damage from cassettes, I've had to replace several on my old hubs. Also the Stealth's are easily serviceable and the axles are interchangeable as well.

Initially I was hesitant to add weight to my rear wheel

Overall Review:

Being that True Precision is located in my home town I have heard allot of good things about them over the years but always figured hubs didn't make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things when deciding to upgrade parts on my bike. Recently I decided to give them a try and I sure wish I had switched sooner.

First and foremost the guy's at True Precision are super helpful and easy to deal with. The hubs look awesome and you can tell they take attention to detail very seriously. The stainless free hub body is a nice touch; while being lighter, aluminum ones are far to prone to damage from cassettes, I've had to replace several on my old hubs. Also the Stealth's are easily serviceable and the axles are interchangeable as well.

Initially I was hesitant to add weight to my rear wheel but decided the instant engagement would be worth it. After getting them laced up and installed on my bike I knew with the first pedal stroke that I had made the right decision. When they say "instant" engagement they mean it. There is literally zero play, as soon as the crank moves the wheel moves.

Before riding them I thought it would only be noticeable when starting from a stop but the lack of play makes every pedal stroke feel solid and more efficient. Technical climbing is aided greatly by the fact that it is much easier to take a half stroke if needed when climbing rocky sections. Overall they just feel so solid, you know every ounce of power is going to the rear wheel. Whatever weight you are adding to the bike is not noticeable as the engagement makes up for it ten fold.

Aside from the instant power transfer as soon as you point these downhill the increased rolling speed is felt immediately. I had just came off DT Swiss 240's and the Stealth's makes those feel like ball and cone hubs on a Walmart bike that's been sitting in the rain for years. The hub rolls so freely that I was actually picking up speed coasting in sections where I normally have trouble not slowing down. The lack of drag is incredible, they made my old Dt's feel like the rotor was dragging. I time all my rides and every run since putting these on my bike I have smashed my fastest times both going up and down on trails I ride several times a week.

Last but not least is the silent coasting. You don't realize how loud your hub is until the noise is gone. It's an awesome feeling to be ripping trail and the only thing you hear is your tires hammering rocks and slashing turns. The lack of noise adds to the feel of nothing slowing you down, they are fast and make you feel fast too.

As I said before I've timed every ride for the last two years and every ride since putting these on my bike I've gone faster than I ever have. I am super picky about my bike and the added weight was not noticeable in the least and the increase in power transfer is unbelievable. You really have to ride these to believe how good they are, I know I didn't.

Specifications

Product Stealth Hubs MTB Rear Hub
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail, Freeride / Bike Park, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Slopestyle
Hub Body Material Aluminum
Cassette Body Material Heat treated stainless steel
Rear Axle 12mm x 142mm
Bearing Type Enduro sealed cartridge bearings
Hole Count 32
Disc Mount Type 6 bolt IS
Colors Black, Blue, Red
Weight 1 lb 1.5 oz (496 g)
Miscellaneous Famous for instantaneous engagement and silent coasting, the Stealth MTB rear hub has been available for over 10 years. The Stealth MTB rear hub utilizes our proprietary engagement mechanism, which provides instant engagement and power transfer. This is an advantage that is immediately noticeable when riding the Stealth hub and will help in all riding situations. We have designed the Stealth MTB rear hub with interchangeable axles, available in all popular configurations, so that swapping a hub from bike to bike is quick and easy.

Another user-friendly feature is the heat-treated stainless steel cassette body, which is more durable than aluminum and resists damage from the cogs and cassette, making removal of the cassette simple. Like all Stealth hubs, the Stealth MTB rear hub is made in the USA and carries our 5-year warranty.
Price $415
More Info

135mm axle options include Quick Release, Bolt-On, 10mm & 12mm thru. The 142mm X 12mm axle is now available. Available in black, blue and red. Ceramic bearings are an available upgrade. Matching front hubs are available.

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