Phil Wood – New BMX Annihilator 2 Hubs, Alloy Five Pawl Freehub Body & Lightweight Cranks
Phil Wood had a few new goodies to show at Eurobike. Above are the new Annihilator 2 BMX hubs. The new A2’s will retail for $179 front and $207 rear. They use larger size bearings with oversize axles. Essentially, it’s a beefed up design of their original Annihilator. Available now.
Not pictured is a collaboration with White Industries on a stainless steel belt drive hub. WI makes the adapter and Phil makes the cog out of stainless steel because no special coating is required to improve durability versus an alloy cog, but it was a bit heavy. Looked fantastic, though.
Phil Wood’s rear hubs are moving to a new 30-tooth ratchet with five pawls (these are shown with the current 20-tooth ratchet ring). They’ll also offer a new alloy freehub body alongside their standard stainless steel version. Campy version, too, and can be retrofitted to existing Phil hubs. Reversible if you really want to run your drivetrain on the left by popping out the ratchet ring and installing a reversed piece. Should be out in October.
This prototype alloy crankset was done for Brett Horton for the custom mixte frame shown at NAHBS this year, so it’s a bit wide. They’ll narrow down the Q-factor if it makes it to production. Very lightweight and quite classy looking.