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Paul's Disc WORD Hub can be selected with one of three different super-stiff, super-light, flex-free 7075 Alloy interchangeable axle configurations: Quick-Release, Bolt-On, and Thru-Axle. Easily serviced and made right here in Chico, California, these hub Read more..
This is the latest version of the very first single-speed specific MTB hub ever produced by us back in 1996. “W.O.R.D.” stood for Wacky One Speed Rear Device, because at a time when most riders had just upgraded from 7 to 8 speeds, the idea of stripping all the derailleurs off of your bike to make a super simple, reliable, harder-to-ride bike seemed like a pretty stubborn and a little crazy idea. Since then it has become a cult classic.
Yes, this hub spins very smoothly due to extremely high tolerance machined bearing bores (.0002″, that’s 8 times thinner than a human hair!), high quality user-adjustable sealed cartridge bearings, and a hub shell design that has been refined over years of production and real world abuse to be as light as possible while still withstanding the abuse that the biggest, most reckless riders can put it through.
One of the best things about the latest iteration might be the super-stiff, super-light, flex-free, interchangeable 7075 Alloy axle. Available in 3 configurations: Quick-Release, Bolt-On, and Thru-Axle, it passes from dropout to dropout (unlike the flexy, non-adjustable caps so common on cheaper hubs that love to pop off and roll under your car or workbench every time you take your wheel off). In the future, if you switch frames or get a new bike, you can easily change out the existing axle for whichever style of attachment fits your new dropouts.
Material: 6061 Aluminum
Weight: 12mm Thru-Axle Version: 214g
Quick Release Version: 225g
Bolt-On Version (Including Bolts): 273g
Finish: Anodized or Polished
Anodized Color: Black or Silver
Dimensions: Axle Spacing: 135mm or 142mm
Flange Diameter: 56m
Center to Flange: 34mm
Spoke Holes: 28 or 32
Spoke Hole Diameter: 2.5mm
Freewheel Threading: English 1.37x24tpi
Axle Bolt Torque: 21 N·m