Quando Quando Hub

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Quando

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[Jul 15, 2015]
sedagive
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None. Complete junk.

Weakness:

It's junk. Don't even bother buying.

The Quando hub came on my Airborne Seeker, and within ~30 miles started to click like another reviewer said. While out on the trails the chain would completely stop and smash against the frame of my bike, chipping away at the paint in the process. I brought it to my LBS and he said it was the rear hub going bad, and he would try to order a part for it. The next day I took my Seeker out on the trails and 20 seconds into the ride the rear hub completely snapped, making a really loud boom in the woods. Bike was useless once the rear hub broke, but luckily I was close to the parking lot so I did not have to walk far like the other reviewer did. The part that my LBS ordered would not fit, and he absolutely could not find a compatible part to get the hub working again, so I went ahead and had him order an SRAM hub and WTB Wheel and haven't looked back since. I've already ordered new SRAM quick release skewers to replace the Quando skewers, they're junk as well.

[Nov 12, 2013]
iso100
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Worked fine for about 30 miles before clicking.

Weakness:

Failed after only about 45 miles leaving me with an unridable bike.

Ok, so these came on my Airborne Goblin's stock wheels. They worked fine for a while and then I noticed clicking when I started pedaling again after coasting over bumpy terrain. I thought it was another part of the drivetrain... potentially the chain slipping as that's what it felt like.

Turns out it was actually the freehub failing.

I had organized a ride with 4 other friends at a set of trails an hour and a half away from us and this hub failed about 66% the way through the ride. I was able to get it to work on the way back to the car but then after lunch when we went out again it got progressively worse. I got to push my bike back to the car about 2.5 miles. Not fun.

[Sep 11, 2013]
Paul W.
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

This 32H front hub came stock with an Alexrims R450 wheel. Yes, it is steel, and yes it has ball bearings, but it really is a decent hub. I didn't like the crappy grease that they use in it (amber-looking vegetable grease? recycled grease?), so I stripped it and put in Lubrimatic Wheel Bearing grease. This is so easy to do with a ball bearing hub. It now is part of a very reliable spare front wheel.

Weakness:

Weight.

With good quality grease and good setup on the cones and lockrings, it's a good, fairly aerodynamic hub.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano 105, Novatec

[Apr 03, 2011]
n2o2fish
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

NONE

Weakness:

Cheap, not rebuildable

I bought these as part of a wheel set last winter. After about 300 miles the hub broke and they are not rebuildable.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano

[May 06, 2010]
maurothebiker
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

black,bads, front wheel turn and turn, go very well go with the bike

Weakness:

rear hub go slow,stiff;perhaps I am 200 lb ? First mechanic cyclist control after 160 mi only.Fortunately my mechanic is a woman.

New brand name for me, not"High performance hub" as indicated, expecially the rear hub,in the average I believe,but we will talk in a few years and few thousands mi

Similar Products Used:

Liqiya(never trouble)

[Mar 10, 2010]
Russ
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

price, freewheel design is pretty much bullet proof.

Weakness:

lowend hub, like any cone/ball design need to be adjusted correctly for longevity, but hey, my new Shimano is the same design. Freewheel design doesn't shift as nice as my freehub/cassette.

Hey these are cheap hubs; you get what you pay for. I got these for free; so I've used them for the last year. For me they've been OK. I serviced them right off the bat. The grease that was in them was more like tar than grease, and they needed adjustment. Like any cone/ball hub, proper adjustment is critical for longevity. Because they're freewheel they've kind of been like a tank. I've since switched over to shimano xt hubs, but only because I wanted freehubs instead of freewheels. I might be sorry due to all the poor reviews I've read on the Shimano freehub failures. Bottom line is, I'm an older 200 lb. rider. I don't do jumps for jumps, unless they're on my track. However, I did'nt baby the hubs either. These are OK, not great, not horrible. Would I trust them rocketing on a DH run, or white knuckle drops? Probably not.

Similar Products Used:

shimano xt, deore

[Dec 21, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Burability,Strength,and Dependability

Weakness:

Not many places sell them.

These came stock on my bike and I loved them. I read some of the other reviews and I don't seem to understand why so many people hated them. I have had these since 2000 and have had no problems from them. I have never even greased them and the spin w/ ease. I have had to have my spokes trued once. I rode these very hard and they stood up to it all. I'm in the process of a rebuild of a Giant Rincon, and I plan on putting them on it.
I know that there are better hubs out there, but for stock these are awesome. I guess some of the other reviewers got some that were made at the end of the day on a Friday. That Sux.
If you don't have the 80 Bones for a Shimano XT hub and your a beginning rider, Give them a Shot! Hope yours are as faitful as mine are.

[Sep 24, 2009]
mtnbiker72
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Durable, Decent Seals, Fairly Smooth, Reliable

Weakness:

Weight, FH is a bit noisy

When I got these stock, I figured they'd last one winter and be toast. They are ball bearing and cone, and the cones were not polished like Shimano so they were a little rough at first. After riding a few months, I took them apart and repacked the bearings with Phil Wood grease. To my surprise, they were quite smooth and went all winter with zero problems. I was going to repack again before this winter but they are now buttery smooth (the races must be polished now from the bearings). Having Shimano hubs for many years, these hubs compare to the Deore level parts (better seals than the M475 but not quite as smooth initially as the M525).

For what they are, they appear to be a quality hub and have not let me down.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano Deore M475, M525, XT M756, Ritchey Pro Disc

[May 17, 2009]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

I'm from Taiwan so it's easy to get these hubsin the local stores.The trail I ride often combine by several trail,because ride in trail is not favored here(compared to Roadbike).I often ride 20km length trail for weekend recreation(to me,it's better than watch TV).I find Quando hub is improving-you can see this from daily use(although I don't ride offroad everyday).The product I use is trong enough for me(I weigh about 60kg),for riding on sand/dirt/rocks/even for practicing bunny hup,and never have any problem.I also do some race,and in the racing process,I can rely on these hubs...they never disappoint me.

Weakness:

a bit pricey.But caompared to those Shimano stuff,they're quite strong.

I think anybody should try these hubs.They're not expensive compared to Shimano XT,but A LOT stronger.Kun Teng Hubs are effecient for daily use,and easy to service.They're not afraid of water and dirt,attributed to the design.
superior!

Similar Products Used:

Shimano XTR(975)
Chris King Classic hubs(they're superior,but pricey)
Hope Pro2(not easy to get in Taiwan)
DT 240s(soso for such price)

[Jun 13, 2003]
Christoph Zimmer
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

- cheap
- nice look

Weakness:

- durability

A friend of mine sold me this hubs with 24" rims. it was a cheap and fast solution because i needed wheels for my fun-free-riding-project. about 3 months later the freecoaster was broken because i jumped and dropped to much.
so it's really no hub for freeriding or dirtjumping...

Similar Products Used:

Magura Hubs (the same as Huegi)

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