How good are Phil Wood hubs?

Overall the Phil Wood Pro Track Hubs are the nicest track hubs in the market, the best part they’re marginally more $$$ than the standard high flange PW hubs.

Are Phil Wood hubs loud?

Phil hubs are quieter when they freewheel. They also have 5 pawls not 3 and they are bigger pawls as well.

Where are Phil Wood hubs made?

San Jose, California
Our products are made in the USA- they are completely designed, manufactured and assembled in San Jose, California. Phil Wood & Co. was founded in 1971 to produce maintenance-free hubs for cyclists.

Who is Phil Wood?

Phil Wood, inventor of sealed bearing bicycle hubs and bottom brackets, died of pancreatic cancer on March 14, 2010 at his daughter’s home in Roseville, California. A mechanical engineer by trade, Phil Wood was also gifted with a never ending thirst for making life simpler for people.

What hubs do pro cyclists use?

The distinctive green hubs are Chris King R45s. They use lightweight hub bodies and bearings that are made in-house. The rear hub features a RingDrive system with 45 teeth for fast engagement.

Are Hope hubs worth it?

The Hope Pro4 hubs offer a great bang for your buck. Durable, light weight, an array of anodized colors, and good engagement are just a few of the attributes of this value pack hubset. If you want a high performance hub without the high price. the Hope Pro4 hubs can’t be beat.

What are track hubs?

A Hub is the middle part of a wheel, to which the inside ends of the spokes attach. Double Sided Fixed/Freewheel Hub – One side of the hub/wheel has a fixed thread for mounting a track sprocket, the other side has freewheel thread for mounting a single speed sprocket, can be referred to as a flip-flop hub/wheel.

Is Phil Wood still alive?

Deceased (1931–2015)
Phil Woods/Living or Deceased

What happened to Phil Wood?

Doctors eventually told Wood that he hadn’t had a heart attack and that his heart itself was in terrific shape, but that he had an elevated level of a cardiac enzyme and also needed quadruple bypass surgery. That surgery happened June 27, three days after his collapse.

Are Chris King hubs heavy?

Weighing 102g (front) and 215g (rear) – manufacturer’s weights (ours came built up into complete wheels) – the R45 hubs are light. You can get lighter but durability is obviously a key consideration here – these are a long-term investment.

Are Hope hubs loud?

Now the sound of the Hope Pro 4 hub is loud, no doubt about that. I actually like it. I normally ride with a bell to alert hikers and other riders on the trails that I’m around the corner. With the Hopes, they hear the buzzing of the rear hub and don’t get spooked because we aren’t sneaking upon them.

Why choose Phil Wood hubs?

Phil Wood was the first to introduce sealed bearings in bicycle hubs. The company has developed a cult following and is known for building strong timeless components. Inventory Note: We stock a wide variety of high-polish silver and black Phil Wood hubs, however our inventory fluctuates daily.

Who is Phil Wood & co?

Founded in 1971, Phil Wood & Co. is one of the oldest American cycling component manufacturers still in existence. Phil Wood was the first to introduce sealed bearings in bicycle hubs. The company has developed a cult following and is known for building strong timeless components.

What is the difference between Phil Wood touring and classic road?

Phil Wood Touring hubs use a higher flange front shell design than their Classic Road hubs. Available in two hub shell options to accommodate rim brake or ISO disc brakes. SLR (slotted windows) are machined into disc brake shells for weight savings.

What is the weight limit of a pro hub?

We base this off our Pro hub model rider and bike weight limit of 190 lbs/86 kgs. Not all categories of hubs we offer have a Pro model, as we feel certain categories like Touring and Tandem need to have the strongest hubs possible, and anything else simply will not do.