Interbike 2012: Paul Components Lets Loose Cassette Hubs, Makes first 12 X 142 Single Speed Hub
Paul Components has been making high quality single speed hubs for a long while now. This year they have finally added a line of cassette hubs dubbed the RHUB. The product range will include a road 130 or 135 spaced hub, a MTB disc 135, and even a fat bike ready 170 disc hub. All models will come in a variety of drilling options, and the standard Paul Components silver, black anodized, and high polished finishes will be there. The big news however, is that they didn’t try to reinvent what already works. Paul Components stuck to doing what they do best, and made the hub shells, and then implemented Industry Nine internals. With 120 points of engagement, expect these to make a fair bit of noise. These are slated to be ready for purchase at the end of the year at a cost of around $420.
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A new addition to the WORD hubs was outted as well here at Interbike. I was told this is an industry first, a 12 X 142 single speed rear Disc WORD hub. I was also informed it’s great for slider dropouts.
With the popularity of GoPro cameras, Paul Components decided to join in the mounting fun and release this top cap mount. This places the camera in a great position to capture all of the extreme action you get yourself into.
Also on display was their new reverse brake lever.
And while the chain keeper has been around for a while now, they have a direct mount version now.