The bicycle hub - more than just the center of the wheel!
For the construction of new wheels you need next bicycle rims and spokes a bicycle hub. Due to the permanent further development of the hubs and the extension of the 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 circumstances of your bike and the field of application. For a singlespeed bike, for example, you need a hub without a cassette holder. The disc brake mount must be considered as well as the axle width and the axle diameter. The compatibility with the circuit and the number of holes must of course also be taken into account.
Thru Axle Hubs Provide Maximum Stability and Stiffness
In addition to the hubs for the classic quick release , we also have front and rear hubs for plug / screw axles. In conjunction with a thru-axle, you can achieve maximum stiffness, stability and steering precision with your bike. In the meantime, front wheel hubs with bolt axles are also used on all mountain bikes and crosscountry bicycles.
If you want to let it crack, for example, during freeriding or downhill, you will not get past a front hub with 20 mm thru axle! Maximum stiffness and stability are guaranteed for your mountain bike ! Please keep in mind that your fork or the axle must also be provided for the hub in this case! You can find more bike parts in our online shop.
Mountain bike hubs are incredibly diverse and different, because depending on the area of application, there are different facts that you have to pay attention to. Above all, the important question is whether you want to drive disc brakes or not. For disc brakes, a disc holder for the brake discs must be integrated on the left side of the bicycle hub. For Shimano, for example. For a Deore XT wheel, the Centerlock system is used. For all other brake manufacturers, the classic 6-hole mounting is done using small screws.
When mountain bike almost always forks are used at the front. These have different recordings 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, although even these differ in the fixation.
Another important aspect is that the number of holes of the hub coincides with that of the rim, since only so a correct insertion of the spokes is possible.
In the rear hub there are in addition to the various installation charts also different systems of cassette holder for example, 10-fold or 11-speed drives. So here you have to pay attention to which gear group your bike has.
Single Speed & Fixie hubs
For a singlespeed bike you need a hub without a cassette holder at best, as only a single screw pinion is used here. It is important that here, however, is respected on a freewheel. Do you buy a normal hub with cassette recording but this is not a problem, since we have in the shop numerous singlespeed kits in stock with which you can modify the hub. For this purpose, simply larger spacers are pushed in front of and behind the single pinion and a single hub becomes a cassette hub.
In the case of fixies, however, it is particularly important that the hub has a rigid sprocket seat without freewheel.
With singlespeed and also fixie bikes screw axles with 10 mm thread are often installed due to the horizontal dropouts on the rear wheel. These can be strongly fixed and then hardly slip, which is enormously important, especially in the so-called "Skidden" Fixie driver.
City bike hubs
In a city bike, dynamos for the power supply of the lighting system are often installed in modern bicycles in the front hub. Here it is important to ensure that any existing plug also fit to your lighting unit.
The hub gear
Another special feature in the field of bicycle hubs is the hub gear, in which the rear hub is a 3-8, in exceptional cases, the company Rohloff also up to 14 gears.
In our online shop we offer a lot of different hubs for the front and rear wheel.