The Grand Cru Touring Hubs, designed for long distance riding and heavy loads, are now available in this disc version. The high flange hub shell is our own design. The high flanges allow room for four identical and rather large cartridge bearings. These big bearings wouldn't have fit in a regular low flange design. We continue to use very high quality Japanese cartridge bearings. These guys cost us 5 to 10 times as much as the bearings used in many hubs. We picked a common size so you can find replacements in far-off places. And they are relatively easy to replace should they ever wear out. The axle is hollow and. The free-hub body can be replaced in seconds.
There are three pawls with sturdy springs. The hub fits up to a 10-speed cassette; you can fit a 7-speed cassette by adding a 4.5mm spacer. VO enclosed-cam quick release skewer are included. We offer a choice of steel, alloy, and Campy compatible free hub bodies. Standard 135mm spacing and 6-bolt rotor mount.