Sunday, June 22, 2008

This is why I love my Profile hubs

I'm going to be living in York, Maine for the entire month of July, so I decided to ship one of my beater bikes out there so I could just leave it there to ride whenever I hit the east coast (I work two months of the year in Boston/Maine).

Anyway, I was messing around on the beater today before boxing it up in order to dial in the setup a bit. Recently I've been doing this new thing where I jump completely over the top tube to switch my feet on the pedals, which I'm sure is pretty intense on the drive train. I've been doing it on my Milwaukee with the Profile hubs for about a month with no problem, so I wasn't really thinking about what might happen when I tried it on the beater which has some POS Formula hubs or something.

Well, on my very first attempt, I land on the pedals and BAM! The hub strips instantly...



As you may have guessed, I went down HARD. Not fun. So kids, remember... if you're doing anything other than straight up pedaling forward and using brakes to stop, then don't mess around with cheap hubs. Get the real deal.

2 comments:

T-bone said...

long live those burly ass lockrings

Splic said...

Or go BOLT-ON!

Here's mine...