Paul WORD hubs get boosted

Iconic singlespeed hubset updated for a wider world

Paul Cycling Components has released a new edition of its iconic one-speed hubset with boost axle spacing.

Paul has updated its WORD hubs for boost axle spacing
Paul has updated its WORD hubs for boost axle spacing

The California-based component manufacturer's products have been a staple on the singlespeed scene for more than two decades. Now, the iconic WORD hubset is available with a 110x15mm front hub and 148x12mm rear hub.

These new hubs bring the additional stiffness of wider bracing angles to this popular SS hubset. Just like the first WORD hub introduced back in 1996, Paul sticks with standard singlespeed BMX freewheel threading.

Paul WORD rear hubs rely on thread-on singlespeed freewheels
Paul WORD rear hubs rely on thread-on singlespeed freewheels

Paul offers its hubs in black, silver and polished silver.

The front hub has a claimed weight of 180g and retails for $167 in black and silver, and $173 for the polished version.

The rear hub has a claimed weight of 217g retails for $182 in black and silver, and $188 for the polished version.

(UK and Australian pricing were not immediately available.)

Visit paulcomp.com for more information.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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