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Posted: Feb 18, 2018 at 8:54 Quote
My latest bike came with Hope hubs and as much as I love everything Hope, the buzz of the rear hub just isn't for me.

I owned an Onyx a few years ago but they proved to be the most unreliable bike component I've ever owned.

Can anyone recommend a light, very quiet or silent rear hub that can stand up to British weather?

Posted: Feb 18, 2018 at 15:32 Quote
You could look at stealth hubs

Posted: Feb 18, 2018 at 19:59 Quote
.Shimano is releasing silent freehubs again next year. Shimano hubs are easy to service, and having adjustable cones is nice for long wear life. I wouldn't call any hub weather proof, no matter what.

Onyx hubs are dead silent, as well as stealth hubs too. Neither of which are weather proof either.

Posted: Feb 19, 2018 at 14:32 Quote
DT Swiss are really quiet and as weather proof (and easy to service) as you can get. I used to like Shimano but now without XD compatibility I can't recommend them, especially given how heavy Shimano cassettes are.

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 at 4:48 Quote
Have you tried using a thicker grease inside the freewheel? I know when I serviced my hope hub adding a lot of grease quieted it down quite a bit.

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 at 14:35 Quote
Take a look at Project 321 hubs. I've only had a month on mine but they are getting race reviews and are super quiet. Should be pretty weather resistant too.

Posted: Feb 24, 2018 at 7:24 Quote
BikePilotOne wrote:
DT Swiss are really quiet and as weather proof (and easy to service) as you can get.
^This. DT240s (or 350s if you don't want to get quite so spendy) are quiet and light, a piece of p!ss to take apart, and don't seem to be at all perturbed by the wonderfully inclement weather we're so often blessed with in the UK Razz
You do get a bit more of a buzz if you want more POE and switch to the 54T star ratchet, but it's still barely audible over tyre buzz. TBH the only issue I've had since switching Hope for DT is that people can no longer hear you approaching...

Posted: Feb 25, 2018 at 0:00 Quote
I slightly crushed the pawl springs on my pro 4 to quiet it down. And added more grease. Made a noticeable difference to noise and hasn't hurt reliability or engagement. Hope being hope probably go with over strong springs on purpose.
If you get it wrong cost peanuts to fix

Posted: Feb 25, 2018 at 7:54 Quote
I got some DT Swiss carbon hoops with 240s hubs after a tip off from NiconJ about a mega sale. Bargain at 82% off!!

They’re not as quiet as I’d like but so much better than the Hopes.

Thanks for all the advice guys

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