American Classic Hubs Hubs

1.75/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Price: Front $84.95; Rear $99.95
  • Sealed Bearings

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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by carbon13 a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: December 24, 2007

    Strengths:    light
    rear stayed true
    great appearance

    Weaknesses:    rear hub is basically crap
    having to weight for the fronts to fail

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought mine at the lbs
    Thought they might be alternative to the a set of dura ace hubs, l was wrong!
    Although the weight was fine, and they appeared well made, once again l was wrong.
    Had them built up with open pro rims 32 spoke count.
    After 300 miles the rear has failed, something l know would not have happened with a set of shimano hubs.
    The cassette side bearing failed gouging the axle. The weels where never ridden in the rain.
    Although their has been a lot said about the the narrow spacing of the rear hub, l had no issues with it other than the wheel being not stiff laterally.
    True to the design purpose it did not go out of the true at any point even with a couple of hard hits though some pot holes.
    The front hub is still fine, for how long
    only time will tell.
    Now l have to replace the hubs and discard perfectly good dt swiss spokes.
    l will not be buying any AC stuff again.
    lt is not my gob to rnd their stuff and a recall should have been issued.

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    Favorite Ride:   rolling hills

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   shimano, campag, joytech

    Bike Setup:   cadd8

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by jboike a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: February 18, 2005

    Strengths:    Attractive looks

    Weaknesses:    Noisy, Does not spin as well as Rolf Prima, Dura Ace.

    Bottom Line:   
    Rear hub unbelievably noisy. Have had bearings replaced, per Am Classic instructions. Been to LBS three separate times. Only solution offered by AC was to send it in so they could "look at it".
    I would not buy again.

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    Favorite Ride:   Calfee

    Price Paid:    $2500.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Rolf Prima, Dura Ace, Ultegra, Mavic

    Bike Setup:   Calfee Luna Carbon F/F
    Dura Ace 9 Components

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by chrispy47 a Triathlete from San Diego, CA.

    Date Reviewed: February 21, 2003

    Strengths:    Lightweight and fast

    Weaknesses:    Poor material choice for bearings

    Bottom Line:   
    Had an American Classic HH-220 Superlight rear hub go bad with less than 400 miles on it. It was mounted to Ritchey OCR wheels. This was the standard issue hub/wheel for the Aloha in 2002 (not sure if they continued with that trend in '03, hopefully not). As with the previous review a bearing went out.

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    Favorite Ride:   Fuji Aloha

    Bike Setup:   factory setup

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by imlp99 a Triathlete

    Date Reviewed: June 11, 2002

    Strengths:    Light, nice external finish.

    Weaknesses:    Bearing went bad after only 500 miles.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this 24 hole front hub built on a Zipp 440 rim. It has only been used in triathlons. It is a few years old but has only 500 miles on it. One of the bearings has gone bad and needed to be replaced. I got replacements from American classic for $5.00 a piece.
    The bearings are easy to tap out and replace but I am very disappointed that they went bad so fast. After disassembling the hub I noticed that the axel is turned out of a standard piece of aluminum bar stock. It still has the lot number painted on it where it was not machined.
    I guess that is OK but it looks like something that was made in someones basement. The outside shell is very nicely polished so they put the time into polishing where is necessary. The hub is very light and looks nice, hopefully the replacement bearing will last longer that the original ones

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    Favorite Ride:   Ironman Canada bike course

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Campagnolo

    Bike Setup:   KHS aero turbo tri bike.

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