Wednesday, October 3, 2007 12.02pm
By Jez Loftus
The new Flea hubs are a lighter version of Sun Ringle's heavy duty Abbah hubs. Mixing the alloys between 6061 for the body and 7075 for the axle combined with a slimmed down freehub body keeps the weight down to a very respectable level.
Weather sealing and performance haven't suffered as a result of the weight loss and the Fleas use the same 10°, three-pawl mechanism in the freehub body as the Abbah's. Four sealed cartridge bearings for the rear hub (two sitting inside the freehub) and two for the front. We've been running the Abbahs for a couple of years and they haven't thrown up any surprises, we expect the Fleas will follow suit. They're available in 32 and 36 hole, disc and non-disc.
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