Novatec Versus Stans
Balooba 19 May 2017
Buddy of mine needs to know witch of the two (Novatec or Stans) are the better hub in general.
Do not know the models, just in general.
Grease_Monkey 19 May 2017
I have no experience with Stan's hubs. But I can say Novatec hubs are seriously good - I have ridden many over the years incl. the Funn hubs (which are Novatec internals). They roll fast and smooth and do not require any proprietary parts which is always good. Novatec generally also provide excellent value for money.
BaGearA 19 May 2017
Patchelicious 20 May 2017
Edited by Patchelicious, 20 May 2017 - 04:16 .
BaGearA 20 May 2017
Not sure what socks have to do with this.
I was soooooooo waiting for this XD !!
droo 22 May 2017
Stans hubs run on tiny bearings which don't last long. If you're good at DIY bearing replacements, go for it.
Otherwise Novatec if those are the only two options.
If he's looking for something in the same price bracket, have a look at Bitex. 120 point engagement and pretty bombroof in our experience - 2 years of pretty heavy abuse and no issues so far.