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I'm builing up some wheels and trying to decide between Phil Wood or Paul hubs. Both made in the USA. Both great products. The Phil Wood is heavier than the Paul but the only reservation I may have with the Paul hubs is the rear hub has a 44mm fixed chain line which may be and issue? Will that affect anything or make the chain noisy? any insight would be much appreciated.
   
February 19, 2013 09:25 PM
kblack
From: Brooklyn, NYC
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I would go with Phil Wood.
   
February 19, 2013 09:26 PM
sublime
From: Los Angeles, CA
256 posts
5 bikes
If you have the money with go with Phil, there are perfect.
   
February 19, 2013 11:05 PM
PocosPeroLocos
From: San Jose, California
58 posts
2 bikes
Get LF Phils or the SLR's if you're that concerned about weight. Won't really feel the difference though. But for sure Phils
   
February 20, 2013 07:54 AM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
phil woods will give you more street cred man
otherwise dura ace 7600
   
February 20, 2013 07:44 PM
brembilla
From: CA, Irvine (previously SJ)
429 posts
8 bikes
Well Phil's are more durable for street use, that's why I chose them over 7600's, but if you don't really care for that then by all means go with 7600's.
   
February 21, 2013 03:21 AM
richardg
From: San Mateo (SF Bay Area)
315 posts
3 bikes
Would like to get Paul hubs lace to some Archetype or TB14's.
Not too sure if they would have the same issue with EAI cogs or not.
   
June 12, 2014 04:50 AM
Rushing
From: Las Vegas, NV
372 posts
3 bikes
Phil Wood hubs don't have an "issue" with EAI cogs. That's just some bullshit Phil Wood likes to tell people to convince them to use their stupid cogs (which are noisy and overpriced).

I (as well as many people I know) have been using EAI cogs on Phil Wood hubs for years.

In regard to Paul hubs having a 44mm chainline, do you really think that your chain line being off by a measly 2mm will actually make a difference?
   
June 12, 2014 02:55 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1003 posts
3 bikes
No comparison... Phil's all the way.
   
June 12, 2014 03:39 PM
pedalconsumption
From: Portland,OR
142 posts
5 bikes
Love my 7600.
Love my Phils
Love Paul's

All great options. All great hubs.
For me ... it would be down to $$Price$$...
   
June 12, 2014 03:44 PM
mktng
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
22 bikes
Id go with paul. Because all these people are telling you phil.

I have paul hubs, they're expensive to service, but really cool. My bearings are TOTALLY trashed and they keep going.

They're both good, but every fool and his mother has phil, so why not go paul?

that being said, i kinda want a front phil road hub when i rebuild my road wheels.
   
June 13, 2014 03:51 AM
Zeb_pepperoni
From: San Diego, CA
780 posts
9 bikes
Paul track hubs not being available fixed/fixed is a turnoff for some (myself included).
   
June 13, 2014 05:46 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1003 posts
3 bikes
Bump, I'd like to hear more about Paul hubs
   
October 1, 2015 04:35 PM
AznChiliSauce
From: Philadelphia, PA
103 posts
9 bikes
Paul hubs are good quality. Made in USA. Spin nice and are durable.
Nothing else really to say.
   
October 1, 2015 05:25 PM
mktng
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
22 bikes
Scrod do you really have an issue with Phil cogs being noise? I'm running a 16t 3/32" Phil cog with a 3/32" aero mighty chainring and 8 speed chain and its damn near silent.
   
October 3, 2015 04:30 AM
Phil Wood 3/32" cogs, not so much. 1/8" cogs, like a fucking chainsaw.
   
October 3, 2015 05:21 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1003 posts
3 bikes
I've had an awesome experience with Phil's Customer service, For that they've earned my business.
   
October 7, 2015 11:32 PM
As a dealer who does business with both Phil Wood and Paul Comp on a very regular basis, I can attest to both offering exceptional customer service.

Give either one of these legit 'made in USA' companies your money.
   
October 8, 2015 02:58 AM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1003 posts
3 bikes
Dunno why anyone would think Phil cogs are noisy. Actually, I can't think of ANY cog that's particularly noisy... Unless you didn't adjust your rear correctly and your angle or chain tension is fucked up.

But as for the hubs... You can't go wrong with either Phil or Paul. Or 7600, for that matter. Durability isn't an issue with 7600 as long as you know how to service your bearings. Which isn't hard to do. Read your Sheldon Brown...
   
October 8, 2015 07:52 AM
You're right, man. I don't know the first thing about setting up a bike's drivetrain correctly, especially when it comes to track bikes.

I suppose it's time to close the shop and get a job at OfficeMax.
   
October 8, 2015 03:03 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1003 posts
3 bikes
Check Mack hubs, not Paul, they are similar to phil and cheaper
   
October 12, 2015 07:13 PM
ShadeBoyy
From: Italy
13 posts
1 bike
I'm totally into noise, though.
   
October 13, 2015 09:03 PM
Rushing
From: Las Vegas, NV
372 posts
3 bikes
@Scrod- not trying to argue, but looking over some of your bikes, it does look like you run your chains too tight. This will cause noise with most cogs. You don't want slack, but you do want a little movement if you try to lift it with a finger.
   
March 12, 2016 03:16 AM
Thanks so much for the lesson, Professor.

Like I've already said, I have no experience with this stuff and haven't the slightest idea what I'm doing. Your input is appreciated!
   
March 12, 2016 06:49 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1003 posts
3 bikes
LMFAO @ godzilla.
Can't tell if trolling or actually ignorant and a bit pretentious like most bike snobs/elitist.

   
March 13, 2016 02:14 AM
yourframeandfocus
From: 420 Upinya Ave.
113 posts
8 bikes

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