Author Topic: anyone owns/tried CULT MATCH FC??  (Read 1574 times)

Offline Midou Ban

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anyone owns/tried CULT MATCH FC??
« on: December 22, 2013, 03:00:51 AM »
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Offline SurfonFlatland

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Re: anyone owns/tried CULT MATCH FC??
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 09:12:21 AM »
Let's examine what's on paper about this hub:


Weight: The female version is significantly heavier than the KHE Greyhound by 125grams/4.41oz/0.25lb.  So, it's heavy.


Internals: Same as KHE which means that the slack and feeling are going to be identical.


Bearings: significantly better bearings than the KHE with the use of needle and thrust bearings.  The only plus side to this hub.


Conclusion/comments: Being priced the same as the KHE Greyhound it's not worth buying, unless you want to have a cool street branded hub and to turn the back end of your bike into a tank.  Either buy the Greyhound, spend a little bit more on a NYB, or wait for the Profile to come out.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 09:16:48 AM by SurfonFlatland »
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Re: anyone owns/tried CULT MATCH FC??
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 05:37:24 PM »
Have to say, the nyb with k-series internals perform in a similar fashion as the previous nankai alloys/ technolites... So if you dislike how nankai technolites work, feel and perform, i wouldn't recommend the NYBs ( not too sure if it's because the spring is new, but the ghost pedaling is not as bad as the technolites, chain still needs to be snug though ).
that said, my back wheel is light as a feather now- 36 titanium spokes, alloy spline nipples with Sun envy lites- 870-ish grams (1547g with primo comet 1.5", double tubes )
if you are a rear-wheel tricks based rider, i don't see why the heavy-ass Cult hub won't work.
i ride/ my tricks are predominantly front wheel based, my flatland bike is setup towards that- rear as light and as short as possible, front end is normal with brakes; the balance is front-heavy.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 08:19:57 PM by K.Wong »

Offline Midou Ban

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Re: anyone owns/tried CULT MATCH FC??
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 05:39:18 AM »
so overall sir k.wong whats the verdict??

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Re: anyone owns/tried CULT MATCH FC??
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 01:01:23 PM »
The advantage of the Cult is the better/stronger bearings. If you have had issues with blowing out bearings on the KHE f/c's in the past then get this hub, otherwise there's no reason to use a heavier hub...

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Re: anyone owns/tried CULT MATCH FC??
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 01:25:46 PM »
so overall sir k.wong whats the verdict??

like i mentioned previously- front wheel rider; and i just installed it yesterday night.
Have some thoughts in regards to the hub, but i would like more riding time for the hub and spokes/ nipples to break-in/ bed-in before commenting.

that said, disliking the asymmetry hub flanges and the slightly smaller non- drive side bearings because of that.