JRA hubs by Bitex
We used the best hubs we could find for our range of wheels and hubs: Bitex. We have ridden them extensively and we are convinced that they offer outstanding durability, reliability and serviceability.
All JRA freehubs have 6 individually sprung pawls for quick, reliable engagement. The pawls work in two sets of three, resulting in 48 (road) or 54 (MTB) points of engagement with reliable performance under tough conditions.
Anti-bite inserts prevent cassette gouging. Three stainless steel splines inserted into the freehub add almost no weight while effectively preventing the cassette from digging in to the softer aluminium.
Fitted rubber seals on both ends of the freehub keep dirt and water out.
Stainless bearings by TPI
TPI Stainless Steel bearing are the best we have found and we have specified them in all of our hubs except in a small number of bearing sizes that are not available. In that case we use TPI steel or Enduro instead. They make up a large proportion of the cost of the hub but they run smoother and last longer than any others we have tried.
Our Core range uses the TPI plain steel bearings to save cost but the quality is still exceptional.
Bitex hubs are premium Taiwanese hub manufacturer, out of all the hubs we have built with in the past including Hope, Chris King, Industry Nine, Carbon-Ti, Tune they along with DT Swiss are the only hub shells that have not cracked in normal use. They are not spec’d in manufactured wheels and imported wheels if at all and mainly used by wheel builders due to the high cost.