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The bicycle hub - More than just the center of the wheel!

>For the construction of new wheels you need besides Bicycle rims and Spichen a bicycle hub. Due to the permanent development of hubs and expansion of axle standards, you can choose from a variety of options in our shop. Important criteria for the choice of a hub are stability, low rolling resistance due to high-quality bearings and first-class seals.

You should not forget the conditions of your bike and the area of use. For a singlespeed bike you need, for example, a hub without a cassette mount. The disc brake mount must be considered as well as the axle width and the axle diameter. Compatibility with the gears and the number of holes must also be considered, of course.

Solid axle hubs offer maximum stability and stiffness

In addition to hubs for the classic quick release of course we also offer front and rear hubs for thru/bolt axles. In combination with a thru axle, you can achieve maximum stiffness, stability and steering precision on your bike. Meanwhile, front wheel hubs with bolt-on axle are also used on all-mountain bikes and cross-country bikes

If you want to really let it rip, for example when freeriding or downhill, you can't go past a front wheel hub with 20 mm thru axle! Maximum stiffness and stability are guaranteed for your mountain bike ! Please remember that your fork or axle must be intended for the hub in this case too! More bike parts can be found in our online shop.

MTB Hubs

Mountain bike hubs are incredibly diverse and different, because depending on the area of use, there are different facts you need to pay attention to. Most important is the question whether you want to ride disc brakes or not. For disc brakes, a disc mount for the brake discs must be integrated on the left side of the bicycle hub. Shimano, for example, uses the Centerlock system on a Deore XT wheel, while all other brake manufacturers use the classic 6-hole mounting system with small screws.

Mountain bikes almost always use suspension forks at the front. These have different mounts for the wheel or its hubs, so you have to pay close attention here. There are quick releases, 10 mm axles, 12 mm axles, 20 mm thru axles and 15 mm thru axles, but even these still differ in the fixation.

Another important aspect is that the number of holes in the hub matches that of the rim, as this is the only way to correctly fit the spokes.

With the rear hub, in addition to the various installation types, there are also different cassette mounting systems for 10-speed or 11-speed drives, for example. So here you have to pay attention to which gear group your bike has.

Singlespeed & Fixie hubs

For a Singlespeed bike you need in the best case a hub without cassette admission, since here only one screw sprocket is used. It is important that you still pay attention to a freewheel. If you buy a normal hub with a cassette mount, however, this is not a problem, because we have numerous Singlespeed kits in stock in our shop with which you can modify the hub. To do this, simply larger spacers are pushed in front of and behind the individual sprocket and already becomes a singlespeed hub from a cassette hub.

For fixies, on the other hand, it's especially important that the hub has a rigid sprocket mount with no freewheel. 

For singlespeed and also fixie bikes, screw axles with 10 mm thread are often installed on the rear wheel due to the horizontal dropouts. These can be strongly fixed and can then hardly slip, which is especially important in the so-called "skidden" of fixie riders enormously.

City Bike Hubs

In a city bike, modern bikes often have dynamos installed in the front hub to power the lights. Here it is important to ensure that any plugs that may be present also fit your lighting unit.

The hub gear

Another special feature in the field of bicycle hubs is the hub gear, in which there is a 3-8, in exceptional cases of the company Rohloff also up to 14 gears in the rear wheel hub. 

In our online shop we offer a lot of different hubs for the front and rear wheel.