MTB hubs – the core of the bike
Hubs are the interface between wheel and frame. They should roll without play and thus ensure a smooth ride. When buying a hub, you should pay attention to its compatibility with disc or rim brakes and the installation width, because if the hub is too wide, it won't fit into the frame or fork. The mounting system is determined by the type of axle. The number of holes indicates how many spokes it uses. The more holes or spokes, the more stable the wheel will be. While less expensive hubs are usually somewhat heavier, higher quality models are particularly impressive due to their low weight and excellent bearings.