Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

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Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby scale20 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 20:03 pm

Im looking at getting together parts for a Tallboy Lt build. I am currently looking at Hope Pro 2's on Stans Flow rims but looking at the Superstar stuff Im wondering if it's worth trying them out?

Has anyone got any experience with the Superstar hubs? Looking at the Switch Evo hubs on flow rims.

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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby Pnev » Mon Nov 05, 2012 20:38 pm

Hell yeah, great kit for the money

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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby lawman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 20:54 pm

can't really find anything thats worse than hopes from the superstars, mine have been faultless so far, and the newer tesla hubs have much better bearings than the switch evo's. For the money you can't go wrong.

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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Nov 05, 2012 21:01 pm

I have the switch evo with their DH rims on my Canyon... brilliant hubs, brilliant rims, excellent build.

Still on my original bearings, but I imagine they need changing soon.

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Postby scale20 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 21:09 pm

Keep the good vibes coming! They sound ok so far then.

Which ones for the verging on all mountain then?
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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Nov 06, 2012 08:36 am

I'd be looking at Tesla or Trizoid over Switch, purely for the faster engagement.

I've had a set of Switch Evos on Flows (came in around 1,850g), and currently run 2 sets of Trizoids (one on Arch EX, with sapim sils and alloy nipples, 1630g. And one on superstar XC rims, 1750g).

What's your budget though?

For AM I'd go for Tesla on Arch EX.

My arch EX wheelset have done much riding, including an uplift day at inners, and they're still smooth as a smooth thing and straight as an arrow. Which is pretty awesome for a 1600g wheelset.

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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby benpinnick » Tue Nov 06, 2012 09:21 am

The Tesla is pretty good. Been running one for a few months now - still going strong.
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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Nov 06, 2012 13:46 pm

I have had the Switch Evo hubs on XC & DH wheels. Only fault was that the bearings can wear quickly (under 6 months) but they are still better than my Nukeproof Generator hubs.
They also make less a annoying noise than hope hubs.

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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby Neal_ » Tue Nov 06, 2012 14:03 pm

I've had Switch Evo hubs for nearly a year and am very impressed with them, they've very easy to swap the end caps, service and replace the bearings which is good as the original bearing quality isn't the best but a full set of best quality bearings is only £38 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERSTAR-SWI ... 1e70946535) so isn't a deal breaker, I'm not sure how much longer bearings in Hope hubs (etc) would last from new but I doubt it's years longer so you're going to need to replace them anyway.

Mine are built up with their AM490 rims and they're stiff and strong enough to shrug off my unskilled riding.
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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby felix.london » Tue Nov 06, 2012 14:26 pm

Been running Trizoid on the rear and Switch EVO on the front (on Arch EX rims) all season. Very impressed. Very fast
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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby ddraver » Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:13 pm

Recently got a set of wheels with a Superleggera rear and Tesla Front. After a week's holiday, I'm very happy.

Cant' comment on reliability though obviously.
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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby mrmonkfinger » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:23 pm

scale20 wrote:Im looking at getting together parts for a Tallboy Lt build. I am currently looking at Hope Pro 2's on Stans Flow rims but looking at the Superstar stuff Im wondering if it's worth trying them out?

Has anyone got any experience with the Superstar hubs? Looking at the Switch Evo hubs on flow rims.

Cheers,


Switch Evo are decent budget hubs. Bearing quality, well they're not brilliant its one place you're saving money - expect to get 6 months - 1 year, if what I read on this forum is correct.

Hope bearings are better quality to start with, obviously you pay for this up front.

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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby scale20 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 19:26 pm

Tesla look good, nice price too. There is a nice selection of colour too.

Im looking at getting this frame with orange decals

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Anyone have any thoughts on orange tesla hubs to match the decals? dont know if they will be too 'in your face'
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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby lawman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 19:49 pm

scale20 wrote:Tesla look good, nice price too. There is a nice selection of colour too.

Im looking at getting this frame with orange decals

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Anyone have any thoughts on orange tesla hubs to match the decals? dont know if they will be too 'in your face'


Orange hubs, black spokes and white arch ex rims, killer combo on that frame! some white 34 floats and you're set!

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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby ddraver » Tue Nov 06, 2012 19:56 pm

The green tesla ones are very very lime green, more like florescent green!
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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby scale20 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 20:02 pm

lawman wrote:
scale20 wrote:Tesla look good, nice price too. There is a nice selection of colour too.

Im looking at getting this frame with orange decals

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Anyone have any thoughts on orange tesla hubs to match the decals? dont know if they will be too 'in your face'


Orange hubs, black spokes and white arch ex rims, killer combo on that frame! some white 34 floats and you're set!


Sounds sweet! I wanted to stay away from the white rims but that does sound nice. Or what about orange hubs, white spokes on black rims? cant afford the Fox forks on this build :(
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Re: Superstar hubs. Worth the buy?

Postby stubs » Tue Nov 06, 2012 20:13 pm

Dont point a jet washer anywhere near the hubs (this holds for any hubs) my mates EVO bearings died in less than 6 months because the numpty had been using a jet wash at the garage. I fitted new bearings from airborne10101 off ebay and they are spinning great nearly 2 years later. For the price you cant fault them theres better out there but for lots more money.
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