30% off while stocks last - Clearing all V6 stock to make way for V6 EVO coming Summer 2020 - As we manufacture everything inhouse we are offering longterm spares and support, plus most parts are retro compatible with the new model.
At Superstar Components we always strive for better, faster, stronger. While the hubsets we imported from our original suppliers over the last ten years were OK, we still tweaked the designs over the years and introduced the highest quality bearings from SKF to make them stand out from the competition. But they just could not provide what we needed so we decided to bring all hub production in house. So after several years of designing, testing and huge investment in the highest quality CNC machines we are launching our own hubs, made with no compromises.
The V6 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, extra detailed 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 V6 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.
V6 Rear Hub Features:
• 54T engagement - Durable 6 pawl design
• 7075 T6 aerospace grade Aluminium
• SKF Bike Specific Bearings - the ultimate quality sealed bearing
• Custom lip seals for bombproof reliability
• Cassette retention freehub seal
• Precision CNC machined adaptors to swap between axle types
• Boost hubshell option with equalizer flange spacing
• 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.
It's nice when something special doesn't cost the earth!
Weight - 330g 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 - 34mm (BOOST VERSION - 34mm)
• Flange Right - 19mm (BOOST VERSION - 22mm)
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 upto the quality we require. If you want crazy light and unusable products we cannot help sorry.
The V6 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 V6 XDR freehub is compatible with:
• SRAM XDR cassettes - No spacer
• SRAM XD cassettes - Use the 1.8mm cassette spacer provided
Very nicely made hub, great pickup and proper seals (although my first hub adaptors were too tight against the seals and stopped the freehub from working but superstar replaced them quickly). Sadly though I managed to bend the axle on mine, now to be fair I do live in the French Alps and the trails are rough compared to most of the UK but it's the 1st time I've bent an axle here having previous