Hi, my name is Zach and I am 11 years old and have just started really getting into BMX. I am currently riding a Giant method 02 and am having a blast. I have a question, I need a pair of hubs that are sealed and fairly reasonable in pricing and was wondering if you could help me out with giving a recommendation on which ones to get. Oh ya, I was looking in your October issue at your 2011 bike sneak peek and realized that you put a picture of Kink Doyle for a Premium Broadway bike and was wondering if that was a mess-up? Keep up the good work on the awesome mag.
Yes, we messed up, we do that time to time. Good eye though. As for hubs, we would suggest scrapping the hub shopping and simply shop for a good set of wheels. The problem is hubs will set you back about $125 for a descent set and you still have to buy rims, spokes and have them laced up. Our advice would be to check out the Mission sealed cassette wheels for an affordable $180, or the Haro 25/9 kit for $129 with the rear wheel and sprocket, which is a very cool, very price friendly way to boost quality and lower cost if a micro drive gearing is your end goal. Before you go, be sure to look into a hub guard and protect your investment if you run pegs.