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Newbie - Hub Dimensions for Wheel Set

uzapucauzapuca Posts: 103
edited May 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi guys,

1) For Wheel Set building purposes: Where i can get the Hub Dimensions of
Shimano XT Front Hub T780
Shimano XT Rear Hub T780


i mean:
- Pitch Circle Diameter
- Flange distance


2) I went to Shimano Technical Documents and i could not find that model :?
http://www.shimano.com/publish/content/ ... le.html/07)%20Hub%20Specs.pdf


3) I am looking at DTSwiss Spoke Calculator
http://spokes-calculator.dtswiss.com/Calculator.aspx

by the way, what is the?
User Defined Classic
User Defined Straight Pull


Thanks for any info and best!
U

Posts

  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    I can't find any referance anywhere to an Shimano M780 hub, let alone a T780....... where are you getting it from?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • uzapucauzapuca Posts: 103
    Thanks for the reply. Here is the complete info

    Shimano XT Front Hub T780
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=67245

    Shimano XT Rear Hub T780
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=67242

    Best
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    According to the T780 documentation it is similar to the M785.
    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techd ... 750036.pdf
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    I'd be careful. Must be there somewhere. No disc mounts have for to mean some differences
  • uzapucauzapuca Posts: 103
    thanks for the good info guys!
    Indeed the hub is a or V-Brake or Rim Version (non disc model) and i did a deep search in Shimano Database but no info about it. Kind of frustrating though. I believe in the T780 model, the "T" stands for trekking or touring bikes which is supossed to be a thougher hub too.
  • uzapucauzapuca Posts: 103
    edited May 2013
    Hi guys,
    I talked to my LBS yesterday and his advice was to go with Shimano Deore LX hubs, which are way longer lasting and stronger than XT hubs. He told me he broke a bunch of XT hubs but never have a trouble with Deore LX.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... -hub-10377

    Deore LX seems to be an the heavier side but very strong.

    Can anyone give me the technical dimensions of a Deore LX hubs for Wheel Set Construction purposes?

    Best
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    uzapuca wrote:
    I talked to my LBS yesterday and his advice was to go with Shimano Deore LX hubs, which are way long lasting and stronger than XT hubs.
    He talks BS, ignore.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • uzapucauzapuca Posts: 103
    Could you please expand on this?

    The price gap between a Deore LX and XT is important, something like 10 euros against 40 euros. I wouldn't like to pay more for a unnoticeable weight diference like 30 grams or for the XT models being marketing model to go. Remember that i will still be using my V-Brake, so maybe a Deore LX almost discontinued product because everything is for disc nowadays and could be a good option to go.

    What do you think?
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