Talon Carbon Hub Question

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8/25/2018 1:10 PM

Searched and could not find a definite answer...

Are Talon Carbon hubs a solid spool of carbon in the center part, or just milled down aluminum core with a carbon (wrap) atop of the core?

Also, are they regarded as the lightest hub available?

Finally, are stock spokes able to be fitted to these hubs.


I am sure you can read between the lines here- trying to figure how to configure a trick, but lightweight, wheel set. I know oversize spokes add weight, ect.

Thanks,
-n8

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8/25/2018 1:32 PM

Why not reach out to Dubya to find out? I bet they know. haha

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8/25/2018 1:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/25/2018 1:43 PM

Carbon fiber center.
Not sure about the weight difference, but mine have held up good. I bought them used. I normally buy all my wheels from Faster USA. I think they have some of the best hubs available

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8/25/2018 1:41 PM

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8/25/2018 1:50 PM

I’ve heard mixed reviews in them, but don’t have personal experience with them. I’d say depends on weight, speed and how hard you are on the bike.

I went with the Dubya superlight wheels that I’m very happy with. But if I came across a good deal on Talon Carbons, I’d get them.

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8/25/2018 2:19 PM

Stellar info! PICS ARE OUTSTANDING--- NOT what I was expecting. Way cool.

THANKS MUCH!

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8/25/2018 2:25 PM

nch209 wrote:

Stellar info! PICS ARE OUTSTANDING--- NOT what I was expecting. Way cool.

THANKS MUCH!

Langham went to his garage and cut his hub in half just so you had a solid answer. You owe him a beer.

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8/25/2018 2:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/25/2018 4:28 PM

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Complete with bearings, seals.
Check out Blackdimond thread on his build, 2003 CR250. Lightest wheel set built.
TCR can lighten your stock hubs. SM pro rims seem to be lightest. Stock spokes.
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8/25/2018 2:49 PM

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Front hub complete, laced to A60 and you need Dubya spoke kit
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8/25/2018 3:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/25/2018 4:23 PM

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Here is stock rear Honda Hub weight. The same weight. You would think the talons with the carbon would be much lighter. They will make your pocket lighter.
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8/25/2018 5:17 PM

Stellar Info!

Langham- Thanks for cutting your hub in half!

Fhil- Thanks for unlacing your wheel for your contribution of weights.

As Dean mentioned, beers are in the mail for your troubles!

Thanks!
-n8

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8/26/2018 4:45 AM

Thank you for all the info, especially the pics!

(close up pic of a hub cut in half, then guy goes next level with a ruler pic included) damn

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3/10/2020 8:22 PM

Sorry, just trying to reach: FactoryFhil
Does anyone know if his shop Mad Racing out in CA is closed?
Thanks!

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