FAT BIKE HUBS


RideFATbikes.ca offers custom built Wheelsets assembled with the following Hubs :

ONYX RACING - INDUSTRY NINE TORCH CLASSIC - DT SWISS 350 BIG RIDE - FATBACK ALASKA EDITION

Consider the following Hub features when ordering your next custom wheelset :

EXTREME TEMPERATURE RATING - DRAG/RESISTANCE - PAWL ENGAGEMENT - BEARINGS - WEIGHT - WARRANTY - PRICE


REAR HUB DRAG / RESISTANCE CHARTS

( from the recent Fat Bike Hub Study at the University of Alaska )

Rear Hub Drag while Coasting

Rear Hub Drag while Pedaling

The University of Alaska did a comprehensive study on all major brands in North America of Fat Bike hubs, and found the FATBACK ALASKA EDITION v3 Hubs to be far superior to practically every other brand on the market, in sub-zero cold weather rolling resistance. 


HUB BRANDS


ONYX RACING LOGO

ONYX RACING

ONYX RACING fat bike hubs thrive in extreme cold – after all, they are Minnesota born and bred.

Get into the backcountry and immerse yourself in the wild. Even when the temperature drops to 30° below zero, Onyx hubs won’t lock-up like conventional hubs.

Onyx’s patented Sprag clutch helps you confidently traverse the terrain by transferring just the right amount of power to your wheels instantly. Silently roll whether you’re pedaling or not. Experience the outdoors like a bird – quickly and quietly.

And don’t worry about your Onyx hubs in the heat of summer or when slammed with muddy water along the trail. Onyx hubs don’t use oil – the factory grease will last indefinitely for most riders.

  • Front Hub : 150x15mm (Thru-Axle)

  • Rear Hub : 177x12mm or 197x12mm (Thru-axle)

  • Driver : SRAM XD or Shimano hardened stainless steel driver

  • Engagement : Instant clutch engagement under load, instant disengagement when coasting, w/ fully silent operation.

  • Bearings : Ceramic hybrid, w/ adjustable preload

  • Drilling : 32 hole, ISO 6-bolt and Centerlock rotor compatibility

  • Weight (approx) : FR 278gr, RR 525gr (SRAM), 538gr (Shimano) = Hubset 810gr (avg)

  • 7075 Aluminum alloy hub shell, w/ titanium bolts

  • Made in USA, Patented Sprag clutch mechanism

  • Grease temperature range : -58°F (-50°C)  to 248°F (120°C)

  • Warranty : 5 yrs hub, 1 yr Sprag clutch, 1 month bearings


 
INDUSTRY NINE LOGO

INDUSTRY NINE TORCH CLASSIC

The TORCH features INDUSTRY NINE’S famous 120 point, 3 degree engagement, 6 pawl mechanism. This superior engagement means the hub picks up every 3 degrees of rotation for minimal lag when putting power down on the pedals. Quick engagement is ideal for situations where a delay in power can cause you to become unstable or topple over. All Industry Nine parts are made in the USA.

The Torch utilizes a contact seal packed with marine grease external to the bearings to keep grime and grit out of the cartridge bearing. This serves to extend longevity and equals less service required in the long run. The hubs can be easily serviced with standard shop tool.

  • Front Hub : 150x15mm (Thru-Axle)

  • Rear Hub : 177x12mm or 197x12mm (Thru-axle)

  • Driver : SRAM XD or Shimano Free hub body

  • Engagement : 6 pawl freehub, 3 degree engagement, 120 pt drive-ring

  • Bearings : Enduro steel

  • Drilling : 32 hole, ISO 6-bolt and Centerlock rotor compatibility

  • Weight (approx) : FR 190g, RR 360g = Hubset 550gr (avg)

  • Warranty : 2 yrs, Made in USA


Fatback Bikes - 2019 Alaska Edition Hub - side profile
FATBACK BIKES logo
Fatback Bikes - 2019 Alaska Edition Hub - front profile

FATBACK ALASKA EDITION

Light, strong, smooth, and fast in cold (or hot) weather. FATBACK ALASKA EDITION hubs deliver the best possible performance and reliability (see enclosed charts from the University of Alaska performance tests).

Hub performance is key to a great ride! As with so many Fatback products, they are in a constant state of improvement. Now on version three of their Alaska Edition hubs, Fatback has drastically reduced weight and drag, while increasing stiffness, durability, and engagement.

Fatback uses high quality, low friction Japanese bearings with extreme temperature grease rated to -40C for proven performance in extreme cold. They have also updated the freehub bodies to have 3 rows of bearings to distribute stress evenly with todays wide range cassettes and to increase strength and durability in all conditions.

  • Front Hub : 150x15mm or 135x15mm (Thru-Axle)

  • Rear Hub : 197x12mm (Thru-axle) only

  • Driver : SRAM XD or Shimano Free hub body

  • Engagement : 6 pawl freehub, 3 degree, 72 points of engagement

  • The original symmetrical fat bike hubs, spoke lengths are same left and right, front and rear, creating the strongest, most well balanced wheelset possible

  • Bearings : Japanese EZO low contact, -40°F rated bearings, 3 row arrangement in the free hub body for added strength for todays large range cassettes

  • Drilling : 32 hole, ISO 6-bolt rotor compatibility

  • Weight (approx) : Hubset = 729gr

  • Warranty : 4 years


dt swiss 350 front 150mm
DT SWISS LOGO
 
DT SWISS 350 BIG RIDE 177/197mm TA rear hub

DT SWISS 350 BIG RIDE

Whoever is looking for the most affordable high performance hubs available, should take a very close look at the 350 hub line-up. The same performance as its even higher end cousins comes with slightly less weight optimized parts to offer the same reliability at a much lower cost.

According to DT SWISS, the BIG RIDE 350 hubs are for those who like to ride the trails a little more than drooling over catalogs and specs.

  • Front Hub : 150x15mm or 135x15mm (Thru-Axle)

  • Rear Hub : 197x12mm (Thru-axle)

  • Driver : SRAM XD or Shimano Free hub body

  • Engagement : 3 Pawl, Star-Ratchet system (18T : 20 degree, or 36T : 10 degree) engagement system

  • Bearings : Contact-free seal, ABEC 5 bearings

  • Drilling : 32 Hole, ISO 6-bolt or Centerlock rotor compatibility

  • Weight (approx) : ISO 6-bolt > FR 210gr, RR 330gr = Hubset 540gr (avg). Centerlock > FR 175gr, RR300gr = 475gr Hubset

  • Warranty : 2 years