Specialized branded Novatec rear hub

Specialized rear hub

This hub has the big S on it, but its clearly a rebranded Novatec.  Quick stats:

  • weighs 468g;
  • steel 10mm thru-axle config;
  • 36 hole;
  • uses 256mm spokes both sides for Sun Ringle MTX 31 rim;
  • freehub body is steel and compatible with both Novatec 712 and 812 hubs;
  • takes 4 x 6902 bearings.

ComponentWeight (g)
Body (no axle, no freehub)192
Steel freehub149
Steel freehub bushing
10mm QR steel thru axle 135mm wide118

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