Can I radial lace my Chub Road Front hub?
We do not recommend radial lacing for this hub. Radial lacing can compromise the bearing fit in the hub body and can be hard on the flanges. We are hard at work on creating a Chub Road Front that can be radial laced to your favorite rim. Stay tuned.
Why is the Road Front so small compared to the huge Chub Fixed Rear?
On a bike with either rim brakes or no brakes, the front wheel does not undergo the punishment the rear wheel sees from pedaling loads. In this case, we opted to save weight since we did not need the large flange diameter to decrease spoke stress. We did, however, make the flanges as far apart as possible to increase spoke triangulation which results in a laterally stiffer wheel
Can I use a Quick Release with the Chub Road Front?
Yes, you can remove the M6 clamping screws and use a standard front 9mm quick release.
How tight should I tighten the M10 titanium bolts to keep my wheel in the dropouts?
You need to follow our torque specification of 40Nm or 30ft/lbs. If you still have trouble keeping your wheel in the frame, do not overtighten the bolts. Take your bike into your local shop so they can help diagnose your problem. You should use a torque wrench to ensure your bolts are tightened to spec
Do I need to use anti-seize compound on the M10 titanium bolt threads?
Yes. If you fail to use anti-seize, commonly called Ti-Prepÿ, you risk the bolts seizing in the axle. Repair will be a time consuming and expensive endeavor
Why is this hub so big?
In short, bigger flanges build better wheels. The large flanges provide more leverage on the spokes, which means up to 70% less spoke stress.
I need replacement bearings for my Chub Fixed Rear. What bearings do I need to buy?
You'll need 6902 deep radial groove bearings. These can be purchased online. Please refer to the Chub Installation and Service Manual (link) for the proper bearing replacement procedure.
Why is the disc side flange larger than the non-disc side flange on the Front Disc Chub?
Force transmitted from the disc brake system to the hub causes significant wear and tear on your disc side spokes. A larger flange has more leverage on the spoke. This means less spoke stress for a given amount of torque (ie, force input from disc brake system). We went with a smaller non-disc side flange to save weight and material
Do you offer a Centerlock version of the Chub Front Disc?
At the moment we do not. If there is enough demand, The Hive may make one!
What's the difference between the Chub Single Rear and the Chub DirtJumper?
Two things. The Chub Single Rear has an aluminum axle while the Dirtjumper has a heat treated steel axle for increased impact strength. The other difference is the Single Rear uses Titanium M10 bolts and the Dirtjumper is spec'ed with Stainless Steel bolts.