SpeedCific Perception Hubs

3.67/5 (9 Reviews)

Product Description

The SpeedCific Perception brand hubset is designed to bring a high-end quality product in at a price that is competitive with "mass market" hubs. 260g rear 83g front $49 Front $99 Rear

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ckss396 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2009

Strengths:    Cheap, light, strong...pick any two.

Weaknesses:    Cheap, light and well you figure it out.

Bottom Line:   
This hub is crap! Don't waste your money having oddsandendos.com building you one. I had one that failed while descending at 40 mph and I am lucky I did not crash. Really. Spend your money on Ultegra or Mavic hubs - I have never had one of those fail.

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Similar Products Used:   Mavic, Shimano - anything but SpeedCific.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by free_rideman a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2006

Strengths:    -cheap
-easy to service
-easy to work with when building
-look nice
(great customer service from Mike at oddsandendos)

Weaknesses:    None so far!

- just to warn people, when taking them apart and putting them back together, be careful not to pinch any of the seals. Not a weakness, just put it here so people see it. Just ask Mike.

Bottom Line:   
*price includes the wheelset

The whole wheelset is amazing. The build quality is truly insane. The best thing is that I chose a fairly beefy build with 32 spokes front and rear, and the wheels still came in very light. Anyways, focusing on the hubs, they are also very beautiful. They are extremely simple, but don't sacrifice strength (don't look like they do at least; still being light though). I couldn't believe how easy it will be to service them. But there probably won't be any need to, since the seals on the cartridge bearings are very good (compared to seals on loose ball bearing hubs). Taking the free hub apart takes less than a minute too. And they are smooth. Very smooth.

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Favorite Ride:   Any ride. And my local loop.

Price Paid:    $438.00

Purchased At:   oddsandendos.com

Similar Products Used:   don't matter.

Bike Setup:   a very nice one. Fort SLC-I

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by artyfax a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2006

Strengths:    Smooth and strong. Easy to work on.

Weaknesses:    No that I know of yet

Bottom Line:   
I replaced a brand new Campy Record 10 hub with this speedcific hub because the Campy was faulty out of the box. The Speedcific spins very smoothly and doesn't have any restrictions on spoke lacing as do the Campys. I've got a couple hundred miles on them already and no problems so far. Since I've gotten this hub I've seen it on some other bikes with custom built wheels. The Speedcific hubs seem to be catching on.

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Favorite Ride:   Giro de Phat Broad

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Odds and Endos

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Ultegra, American Classic Micro, Campy Record 10, Velomax

Bike Setup:   Masi Grand Criterium with mostly Record 10 group and homebrew wheels.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by li0scc0 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2006

Strengths:    Lightweight.
The silver Speedcific hubs look very nice.

Weaknesses:    Weak
Does not spin smoothly

Bottom Line:   
The Speedcific Perception Hub is average at best. I have one full wheelset made with the Perception Hub and one additional rear wheel. All were made through oddsandendos.com
The Hub is of a weak and soft construction, and within 100 miles had significant indentations from the cassette (10 speed cassette, Shimano). It seems to spin about the same as a Velocity standard hub, not nearly as smooth as a Velomax/Easton, a Campagnolo, a Shimano, or a Mavic Hub. It spins slower than my old Gipiemme wheels as well.
Given that the wheelbuild was subpar as well (all three wheels were out of true within 100 miles) this was not a favorable experience.

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Similar Products Used:   Campagnolo, Mavic, Velomax/Easton, Velocity, Gipiemme, HED, Shimano

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by otoman a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2005

Strengths:    Light weight, strong (I am 175-180 lbs.), easily rebuilt, inexpensive

Weaknesses:    The LBS will give you the stink eye if you bring a wheel in to be trued.

Bottom Line:   
Great performance at a great price. I bought the Speedcific hubs laced with Wheelsmith bladed spokes to the DT Swiss RR1.1 rim - sub 1500 gram wheelset. The hubs spin very smoothly after a few thousand miles and when the time comes to replace the bearings, it is easily done with a 5mm allen wrench. Additionally, Mike Garcia mentioned that the bearings are a common size so finding replacements shouldn't be tough.

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Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Oddsandendos.com

Similar Products Used:   Shimano R-540, Zipp 404, various low-end boat anchors

Bike Setup:   2003 Scattante CFR, Ultegra 9 speed

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