Novatec Versus Stans

Balooba's Photo 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.

 

Thanks

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Grease_Monkey's Photo 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.

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BaGearA's Photo BaGearA 19 May 2017

Novatech have more engagement points and their freewheels tend to be tougher
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the nerd's Photo the nerd 19 May 2017

Id buy Novatec before Stans... 

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CAAD4's Photo CAAD4 20 May 2017

Surely Novatec any day. Stan's hoops yes, but hubs....
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Patchelicious's Photo Patchelicious 20 May 2017

Not sure what socks have to do with this.
Edited by Patchelicious, 20 May 2017 - 04:16 .
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BaGearA's Photo BaGearA 20 May 2017

Not sure what socks have to do with this.


I was soooooooo waiting for this XD !!
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droo's Photo 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.

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