Phil Wood: The Last Hub Standing (L.H.S.) Trick Hub

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Phil Wood: The Last Hub Standing (L.H.S.) Trick Hub

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Speaking of Phil Wood, If you were at Interbike, these should look familiar. While I was at the Phil Wood booth, they showed me their fixed freestyle hubset. At first I was impressed but then I held the thing and holy shit was it heavy. While I will commend Phil Wood for making a bomb-proof hub, I still think a 14mm axle is the way to go. It’d probably be a little lighter to boot.

Another downside is the bolt-on cog. The smallest you can go is 16t. That means your ratio is 42:16 if you’re riding freestyle. While it might be ok for spinning tricks, a lot of the riders now are on more compact ratios. If the hub was threaded, you could go 13t or 14t and bring it down to 36:14 or 32:13. Maybe they’ll change it? Damn is it every pretty though!

Seen at Brick Lane Bikes.