V3 150/157mm Rear Hub
At Superstar Components we always strive for better, faster, stronger, while maintaining great value. While we all dream of the best possible performance sometimes we don't have an unlimited budget, so the V3 is based around all the great stuff in the V6 hubs but with an even nicer price tag.
The V3 range of hubs are the perfect balance of strength, weight and performance. Designed with durability in mind, the oversize 60mm PCD flanges give better spoke angles than lesser hubsets for stiffer and stronger wheel builds. Easy change adaptors and huge 17mm rear axles for superior performance.
We have added in all of the features we desired for the perfect hub. Custom seals, Custom bearings, oversize axles, oversize flanges, precision machining all add up to the ultimate hubset. As we are producing these by the thousand we can offer market leading quality for a reasonable price, with long term spares backup direct from the manufacturer.
Boost specific geometry design:
The V3 hub was designed from day 1 to be optimised for boost spacing. Boost spacing has the major benefit of building stronger wheels in the rear due to allowing a shallower dish on the freehub side which over the years has become steeper due to wider cassettes. The front can still be improved by making the disc mount spokes shallower by moving out the flange, BUT there is no benefit in pushing the opposite side out to the maximum as this will make the spokes too slack. We design around the correct position for balanced force vectors in axial and radial on both sides of the wheel. The axial forces must balance to achieve dish, and this combined with the target spoke tensions on each side dictates the correct spoke angles for flange positioning.
This means while the front can be swapped from traditional to boost with adaptors, you have to change the dish of the wheel to match. The rear required a completely different hubshell to achieve boost geometry.
V3 150/157mm Rear Hub Features:
• 27T engagment - Durable 6 pawl design
• 2014 T6 aerospace grade Aluminium
• High Fill Custom Bearings - Great quality sealed bearings with lots of grease
• Custom lip seals for bombproof reliability
• Cassette retention freehub seal
• Precision CNC machined adaptors to swap between axle types
• High gloss anodise finish
• Weight removal by extensive CNC machining.
• 6 Bolt disc mount
Manufactured with pride in the UK:
We manufacture our in house UK manufactured hub range using the best technology available. We've installed a state of the art FANUC robot cell to load and unload the forgings into our 16,000RPM Brother MX140, meaning we can make our hubshells 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (want to see more? Check out our manufacturing on the videos tab!) Once CNC machined, we send our hubs off to a specialist in Manchester, UK to be colour anodised, before they're returned to us to be laser etched using our Trumpf high-precision fibre laser. Then they're assembled by our skilled technicians in our purpose built assembly room, packaged up and delivered to you.
Its nice when something special doesn't cost the earth!
Tech SpecsWeight - 340g with alloy Shimano freehub and 142mm adaptor
Wheel build data, using DT spoke calc:
• PCD Left - 60mm PCD Right - 60mm
• Spoke hole ID - 2.6mm
• Flange Left - 38mm
• Flange Right - 27mm
Note: Weights are generated by weighing a randomly selected wheelset with freehub and adaptors fitted. Due to the manufacturing process components parts vary, so this value is to be taken as guide not a guarantee. Our values are not to be confused with "optimistic" theoretical weights some manufactures claim which are often hundreds of grams understated.
Our wheels are focused on durability and long life, not weight weenie gram chasing. Sure we could easily save 100g a wheelset by putting tiny thin section bearings which don't last in our hubs but that's not up to the quality we require. If you want crazy light and unusable products we cannot help sorry.
The V3 Shimano freehub is compatible with:
• 11 speed Mountain Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
• 8/9/10 speed Mountain Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
• 11 speed Road Bike Shimano Cassettes - No spacer
• 8/9/10 speed Road Bike Shimano Cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
The V3 XDR freehub is compatible with:
• SRAM XDR cassettes - No spacer
• SRAM XD cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
Launching Summer 2019 - The optional Campagnolo freehub body is a straight swap and is compatible with 8,9,10,11 and 12 speed Campagnolo type cassettes