Originally Posted by Taranis
I'm looking to change the rear wheel on my 610 to a cush. Not really interested in this turning into a debate about whether that's necessary. I'm convinced it will be worth it in the long term, at least enough to spend my money, not yours, on it.
I've priced out RAD hubs, and they have been a site supporter at times.
I also discovered Haan hubs, which may be lighter, stronger and mo betta. They are made in Holland from 6082, which is the new 6061. Similar material breakdown and cost, but about 10-15% better mechanical properties across the board. They use Excel rims, which is obviously good. Pro Circuit recently started distributing them, but the flat-hatted mouth breather I talked with at their HQ on the phone today told me if it's not on their web site, please GFM.
Anyone have any experience with Haan hubs? Know if they make the TE610 application?
If you haven't, I'd pick Woodys brain. Before the Husky specific RAD hubs, he was adapting a cush hub for them. Whether it was a RAD or not I don't know. Then there is the Husky cush from around 2001+-.
I would like to get one too. But$$$ and I don't do many asphalt miles.