BMX Hub Buyers Guide

Author: Tim   Date Posted:28 January 2020 


The hubs on your bike are what keep you rolling, so getting the right set for your bike is crucial. Cassette or Freecoaster, LHD or RHD, hub guards, weight, noise, and price are all something you will need to consider when picking out your new set of hubs

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! 


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Many BMX hubs come with interchangeable hub guardsHub 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.


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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! 

 


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