By: Vineet Sharma | Also featured in Issue #9
Novatec hubs may not be very well known, but they have been out there for a long time since 1989 delivering quality hubs and wheels to well known companies all over the world.
Every product in Novatec Brand is all made in Taiwan.
We decided to test the Novatec D041SB and D042SB-SA mountain bike hubs. These anodized red babies include a Cr-Mo axis and 7075 aluminum cassette body and sealed bearings.
Front hub weighs around 216 Gms and rear apprx 414 Gms. The rear hub comes with 3 pawls and isn’t much noisy. The hubs have really smooth rolling and finish and was tested on various
terrain and locations. The hubs performance was A+ and they are highly recommended by us at Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine.