Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Expensive, poor seals
One of these came on my 2009 Marin Wolfridge. It lasted just over 6 months before I had to take it apart and completely rebuild. It uses 4 different size bearings one of which is a needle bearing with no seals whatsoever. It costs about £50 to replace all bearings because of their strange unique sizing. I've rebuilt the hub 3 times now since new, and while the first time took me about 6 weeks to rebuild due the poor customer service from sun ringlè, the tools needed, and the lack of an exploded or technical diagram, it is now fairly straightforward to perform. But should you really have to?? The seals around the free hub side of the axle are part of the problem, in that they don't work. Once grit gets in here the bearings will begin corrode. I re-built the hub about 3 months ago and coated the seal in molykote, so far so good. When this hub works it is the envy of my pals. Not as noisy as a hope but spins endlessly. Next time this hub seizes I'll be going back to hope.
18 November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Unreliable
For the price dont bother. Spend it on a Hope hub instead. I have one of these, albeit the 2009-2010 model on my Marin Wolfridge, came as standard. 14 months on the freehub fell to bits and stupidly spent £90 to fit a new freehub body. The wheel has become sticky, spinning the cranks backwards, the freehub doesnt move and chain folds up. This seems to free up after 20 mins riding.
My mate has exactly the same bike and his freehub body collapsed in Cannock Chase. He has bought a new wheel.
15 March 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Poor seals, hard to service
Hope hubs are very serviceable, so whilst bearings don't last forever, you can service it
Shimano kit is well very well sealed, so when the bearings do eventually wear out, you bin it.
The Jumping Flea hub (and I'm informed other Sun Ringle hubs)is a pain to service and have poor seals.
Over all it's been a right pain in the ar*e, get a Pro II.
Oh and if you want a loud freehub, like the reviewer above, the Pro II is way louder!
19 August 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Flawless hub!
Absolutely superb hub. Came with my Commencal Supreme but I was a little dubious to replace my long-lasting and brilliant Pro II. once on however, I am now buying a front one of these to replace that Pro II. Brilliant, brilliant hub! Light, lovely noise and super strong. I've literally beaten the crap out of it, and it still feels like new. No rolling resistance gives the bike a much more playful feel. Pro II's are great, but if you can splash out on the extra, get this!
13 May 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous amazing
this hub is great, has an awesome clicking noise to lt others know you are coming. the athertons use them on their commencal's so that says something. very strong and durable
05 March 2008