Straightpull vs. J-Bend

Opinions differ on whether straight-pull or J-bend is better. Whichever side of the fence you're on, one thing we as wheel-builders do know is that J-bend hubs offer more freedom than straight-pull hubs, which might be why they are still so popular in the trade.

But both of these modern hub types have their merits in different areas. That's why we build wheels with both straight-pull and J-bend hubs. The choice is yours!

6-bolt vs. Centerlock

As with the hub bodies, these two rotor attachment standards both have their merits. Centerlock is very popular among bike manufacturers as it's quicker to install.

A word of caution, though: Trials riders who spend a lot of time bouncing backwards and forwards whilst on the brakes often have problems with loose rivets if they use the Centerlock system. We advise these riders to go with the tried-and-tested 6-bolt standard.

TA-Caps (Tolerance Adjustment-Caps)

All components have manufacturing tolerances. Our TA caps can be used to completely compensate for these tolerances. The result: All parts fit together perfectly at all times – something that's definitely not possible on hubs that don't feature TA caps!

The TA caps also compensate for compression on the axle from the massive clamping forces generated by modern through-axles/quick releases. This keeps the bearings running smoothly and ensures a long life.

It is very important to adjsut the TA-Cap when mounting your wheels for the first time! Please follow the steps described in the following video:

Bearings

We only use premium-quality deep groove bearings.
Since August 2018 with the following improvements:
  • 10µ reduced internal clearance. Due to this the balls always accurately follow their predefined grooves - even under high axial loads which for example occur when the TA-cap adjustment is not done properly
  • Tighter outer seals in order to reduce the risk of water and dirt finding their way into the bearing
  • Additional solid lubricants in the grease

Because of these changes the resistance when turning the bearings by hand is slightly higher at first. After a few hundred kilometers this behaviour normalizes though.