Novatec MTB Hubs

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…

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ODI Rogue Grips

ODI Rogue Lock-On Grips By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #13 | Jan 2013   There may be other grips on the market, but ODI makes some of the very best grips till date and that’s why ODI Rogue lock-on grips are probably the most impressive grips we have ever used. The soft rubber blocks are designed to cushion the blow that even the longest-travel fork can’t absorb. And since each block has a subtle file texture, they work great with gloves or without. The lock-on clamps guarantee the…

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