When choosing a hub the first thing you will probably consider is whether or not you want a freecoaster or a cassette wheel. Most companies will make matching front hubs so whichever you decide on finding the front hub should be pretty easy. Freecoaster technology has come a long way with some companies making hubs with close to zero slack making it feel more like a cassette. With hundreds of options on the market, this is usually a good place to start when choosing your new hubs!
Traditional BMX freecoasters are generally a little heavier than a cassette but allow you to go backwards without pedaling.
The sound is nostalgic to BMX riders across the globe. There really is no better sound than the hum of a driver around your local skatepark! These profile elite hubs have 204 points of engagement making an instant forward motion under pressure.
Newer versions of freecoasters are becoming more available slimming down the outer shell and making these hubs lighter and better for the weight-conscious rider! Colony Swarm hubs feature the same Planetary internals as the BSD revolution hubs
Many BMX hubs come with interchangeable hub guards. Hub guards are secured between the hub and the frame/fork to help protect the hub flange and spokes of your wheels. Riders that grind ledges and rails would be more inclined to get hub guards. Where riders that don't do grinds wouldn’t need them. This can dictate the type of hub you might be able to run so find out if you will need them before you get your new set of hubs.
Not all hubs will be able to fit hub guards. Hub guards are usually made specific to the hub. These Wethepeoople Hybrid hubs feature guards that fit specifically to the hub.
How much do you grind? if you use your pegs daily then hub guards are something you should consider.
When you're building your new set of wheels the cost of BMX hubs can be daunting. Hub costs can start as low as $59.95 for an entry-level cassette hub and can go to as much as $649.95 for a freecoaster/cassette hub. At the end of the day your hubs are what get you to the skatepark, and choosing the right hub for you is very important. Spending more will usually result in a better quality hub however picking the right hub is important so make sure your hub fits your riding needs before spending big on your hubs!
It's possible to get a good rear hub for less than $250 that comes with all the bells and whistles. These colony wasp hubs are lightweight and feature direct engagement and superior bearings to keep you rolling fast!
These hubs will feature sealed bearings, alloy outer shells and Cromo axles. These hubs will keep you rolling for endless sessions.
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