Syncros Rear Hub

DESCRIPTION

  • Virtually indestructible. Unlike so-called bomb-proof hubs, our clutch mechanism is encased within a vault-like one-piece shell. Now that’s fat.
  • It’s crud-proof. The clutch is protected by 10 independent rubber seals and two labyrinth seals to keep dirt, water and crud from turning your ride into a total grind.
  • Compatible with Shimano XT, 8-speed XTR and 9-speed Dura Ace.

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 27  
    [Apr 25, 2018]
    brownrl


    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    It breaks really often and really fast, so chances you will not be so far from home when it happens.

    Weakness:

    Syncros is the sister brand of Scott and they contract absolute POOP to be made from various cheap asian knock off factories. I have a Scott Big Jon Fat Bike. The Syncros hubs that came in the rear wheel have now failed 3 times. First was the inner works and the teeth had chipped and broken and wouldn't engage the freewheel. Naturally Scoot does not cover this and I was forced to buy a new CN197 something... and pay 150 eur. Then 4 months later, the wheel itself has broken and naturally Scott nor Syncros cover this as well. To make matters worse, it is not possible for my LBS to get a new free wheel with out getting a whole new hub.

    Price Paid:
    Too Much
    Purchased:
    New  
    Model Year:
    2017
    [Apr 08, 2010]
    Rekibsn
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Sure looks nice.

    Weakness:

    Lasted 4 minutes and failed miserably.

    Syncros make some really good products but these hubs are doing them no good at all. I resisted believing the bad press and went ahead and bought two hubs anyway. Silly me. This one lasted 200 yards and I had to walk home. The free-wheel just failed and now it is free in both directions.
    Anyone want to buy my other hub...New in box....never built up...cheap....???

    Similar Products Used:

    Loads....Shimano, Suntour, Mavic.

    [Jan 09, 2000]
    Teg
    Cross-Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING

    I have had similar problems as the rest. Lots of play, poor design, and I even snapped the axle. I also have the front hub, and it performs flawlessly. Real dissapointement, considering the rest of their components are great.

    Similar Products Used:

    XTR
    STX

    [Nov 15, 1999]
    Clayton Covemaker
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    Everyone is welcome to the own opinion but I have nothing but praise for this hub set I am a 225 pound nightmare on equipment I ride hard and I have not had a single thing go wrong with them. The only thing bad that has happened to them this the aluminum freehub shell got nicked up by some over enthusiastic shop employees but other than that everything is fine.

    Similar Products Used:

    Shimano LX (97&99)

    [Sep 29, 1999]
    derek
    Cross-Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    nice looking, sounds good

    Weakness:

    the bearings are always loosening up, which is no surprise since reading the reviews. I wish i would have read them BEFORE i bought the hub. Also once and a while the freehub doesnt engage properly and skips a notch. That sucks too. I thought syncros was always such good stuff, but not anymore. I only way 140lb, and ride on the praries, how much less abused can a hub get. I wouldnt recommend this hub to anyone. I would just like to say, go for a shimano, they are heavier, but trouble free. My XT hub gets ridden everyday on my winter bike through the worst of the worst and it is still alive. I dont even think i will try any warrenty stuff, just wait for next season and a set of XTR hubs. Maybe i should ride the syncros this winter and see how long it lasts.

    Its a no good piece of crap made by a respectable Canadian company. Canadian EH, it embarrases me.

    Similar Products Used:

    xt, white industries

    [Aug 24, 1999]
    Mark
    Cross-Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    looks

    Weakness:

    SLOPPY BEARINGS

    My hub sucks as much as everyone elses. I can't even ride it anymore. only had it six months and wish i read these reviews first. I don't think much more needs to be said.

    Similar Products Used:

    xt, crosslands

    [Jul 04, 1999]
    Derek
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    Looks good

    Weakness:

    Excessive unremovable play.

    Syncros needs a product support! Attempts to contact them were futile, and the solution to there defective hub was to trade for another persons product of equal value. So I did what I thought was best, I payed a little more and bought King hubs. I'll rate them 1 chille just because I got my $$ out of them.

    Similar Products Used:

    Wheels of all sorts.

    [Jul 01, 1999]
    Keith Thompson
    Cross-Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    At least it looks kinda cool.

    Weakness:

    I am a bike mechanic here and when I first received my rear hub out of the box it had massive amount of drag. So much that my chain was hitting my rear wheel. I was sent THREE more with the same problem, so finally I got fed up with the run-around from Jason Haycock in warranty at Syncros that I built the last one they sent me only to find out that 40 min. into my ride that the freaking freehub body broke away from the actual hub. I almost killed myself! I would not recomend this hub or any other Syncros product on even my worse enemy!

    This product may be Canadian and have a warranty, but the quality as well as the warranty is garbage!! Even with the warranty in hand, you are just politely pushed aside hoping to go away.

    Similar Products Used:

    Rolf, Shimano's XTR.

    [May 08, 1999]
    Tom
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING

    This HUB is dangerous, My third one within a year seized while I was riding it, almost running me into a tree. This hub is gone and am now trying a Chris King Hub. DO NOT BUY THIS HUB!!!!!

    [Jan 18, 1999]
    Kevin
    racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    I dont know what happened with all of these guys but the pair of syncros hubs i HAVE been riding for a year now have had no problems, no play and no repacking. The only thing I can say about mine is they have been bombproof and perfect. I am 190 pounds and ride downhill/xc in Vancouver with these laced to a rhyno lite (also an awesome wheel)and have had no problems. GOOD LUCK

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