CONTEST – Hoffman Bikes Generator Cassette Hub Giveaway:

For your chance to win a Hoffman Bikes Generator cassette hub, Hoffman Mushroom grips, and a Hoffman T-shirt, all you have to do is answer the following question correctly and submit your answer along with your name, address, phone number, and shirt size to [email protected] (Use “Hoffman Giveaway” as the subject line.)

Question: What are the five features on the homepage of hoffmanbikes.com?

One correct answer will be chosen at random to win the Hoffman prize package. Good luck!

Company: Hoffman Bikes
Hub: Generator Cassette
MSRP: $99.99

Holes: 36 or 48
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle:  14mm hollow chromoly.
Driver: 9t
Driver Bearings: Two Japanese sealed bearings.
Driver Pawls: 4
Driver Spring: Yes
Hardware: All black hardware with 15mm axle nuts.
Hub Shell Bearings: 4 Japanese sealed bearings.
Colors: Black, purple, teal, white, red.
Weight: 18.7 oz

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Generator Cassette hub has the durability and strength to keep your wheel rolling. We found that bearings are the most important part of the hub, which is why we spec the Generator hub with all High Percussion Japanese Sealed Bearings.” – Mark Owen, Product Manager Hoffman Bikes

Company: Colony BMX
Hub: Clone Cassette
MSRP: $179.99

Holes: 36 only
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle: 14mm hollow chromoly, with 8mm allen key.
Driver: 1 piece cromoly, 9t only.
Driver Bearings: Polymer bushing.
Driver Pawls: 3.
Driver Spring: Wrap around one piece.
Hardware: Alloy and cromoly cone nuts with alloy axle nuts.
Hub Shell Bearings: Two x Sealed 6902
Colors: Black, red, white, purple, tangerine, yellow, and grey.
Weight: 14.6oz

Other/Options: Optional 10t driver available separately.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Reliable, lightweight, and they sound cool.” – Clint Millar, Owner Colony BMX

Company: Profile Racing
Hub: Mini
MSRP: $204.95 – $214.95

Holes:  28 or 36
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle: 3/8" aluminum, 14mm gun drilled hollow chromoly, 14mm Titanium, or 14mm hollow titanium.
Driver: 8T, 9T, 10T, 11T one-piece driver in chromoly or titanium, or 12T through 18T cogs in chromo or aluminum.
Driver Bearings: 4 sealed
Driver Pawls: 4
Driver Spring: 4
Hardware: Hub cone spacers.
Hub Shell Bearings: 2
Colors: Polished, black, white, mint, orange, blue, red, deep purple, aqua, gold, green, and limited colors popping up all the time.
Weight: 12.9 oz to 17 oz (depending on type of cog and axle configuration.)

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Made in the U.S.A. World's first BMX cassette hub.” – Matt Coplon, Profile Racing

Company: Madera BMX
Hub: Madera V-2
MSRP: $166.95

Holes: 36
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle: 14mm chromoly or 3/8″ aluminum.
Driver: 8T, 9T, 10T, or 11T one-piece chromoly driver, or 12T through 18T chromoly driver and cog.
Driver Bearings: 4 sealed
Driver Pawls: 4
Driver Spring: 4
Hardware: Hub cone spacers.
Hub Shell Bearings: 2
Colors: Black or graffiti-font powder coat wrap.
Weight: 19.4 oz

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Made in the U.S.A. by Profile Racing.” – Matt Coplon, Madera BMX

Company: KHE Bikes
Hub: Lolita Hub
MSRP: $99.99

Holes: 36 or 48
Drive Side: Right hand drive.
Axle: 14mm hollow chromoly axle.
Driver: 9T
Driver Bearings: Sealed
Colors: Black
Weight: 528g / 1.164lbs

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“The Lolita is a very lightweight and dependable cassette hub at an affordable price. The best choice for this money.” – Thomas Goring, Owner KHE

Company: KHE Bikes
Hub: Hure Hub
MSRP: $149.99

Holes: 36 or 48
> Drive Side: Right hand drive.
Axle: 3pc axle stud system. The middle part is an auminium hub, the studs can be chosen: chromoly, aluminium, or titanium, 10mm, or 14mm. These studs come with a larger flange placed behind the dropout so if the axle breaks, the studs can be easily replaced.
Driver: 9T
Driver Bearings: Sealed
Colors: Coffee pearl
Weight: 450g / 15.873oz (14mm cromoly studs and nuts.)

Other/Options: The Hure cassette hub comes with the "EAS" (Equal Axle System). The Hure Cassette uses 6 Claws, and also features our own developed 3/3 clutch system where the power force of three claws is alternated. So the system allows more power than any other hub. The most important thing is that there is a bearing where the main force and pressure is working on: under the claws. Most BMX cassette hubs use bearings at the sprocket but none at the claws. Our KHE driver is featured with two smaller sealed bearings under the sprocket and one bigger bearing under the claws, plus two sealed bearings inside the alloy hub body.   KHE offers studs in aluminum, titanium, and cromoly and washers in aluminum or cromoly. That means you can optimize the weight of your Hure hub. For example, you can use an aluminum adaptor on the left, and a cromoly or titanium one on the right side. It just depends on which side you grind. Dirt Jumpers can use alloy on both sides if they don’t use pegs. This way every rider can customize the hubs to fit his needs.  Aluminum washer: 4g (pair) Cromoly washer: 24g (pair)  Aluminum studs (Pegless use only): 30g (pair) Titanium studs: 46g (pair) Cromoly studs: 98g (pair)

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“The Hure is a very lightweight and dependable cassette hub to a affordable price. The best choice for this money.” – Thomas Goring, Owner KHE

Company: Supercross BMX
Hub: Pro LT Cassette
MSRP: $239.95

Holes: 28 or 36
Drive Side: Right hand drive.
Axle: 7075 T-6 aluminum with 3/8″ or 14mm chromoly axle ends.
Driver: Chromoly with optional titanium or scandium – Shimano Compatable Spline
Driver Bearings: 3
Driver Pawls: 3 pair offset
Driver Spring: Double
Hardware: Chromoly
Hub Shell Bearings: Sealed bearings, 2 front 2 rear
Colors: Black, white, red ano, blue ano, gold ano, purple ano, teal ano
Weight: 380g

Other/Options: Optional 9t and 10t drivers.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Our Supercross Pro LT hubset has evolved over the last five years with constant small improvements to make it the most dependable pro race hub on the market. Longer axle ends, tighter springs, wider pawls—all small refinements that keep the hubs moving forward.” – Bill Ryan, Owner/Designer Supercross BMX

Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Hub: The Raptor Cassette Hub
MSRP: $139.99

Holes:  36 or 48
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle: Hollow 14mm nickel-chromoly.
Driver: 1 piece 9t, 10t, or 11t.
Driver Bearings: 3 total in driver.
Driver Pawls: 4
Driver Spring: 4 individual springs.
Hardware: Chromoly washers, cone nuts, and axle nuts.
Hub Shell Bearings: 2
Colors: Black, white, red, purple, electric lime, matte October orange.
Weight: 16.8 oz

Other/Options: This hub can also be used with Shadow Conspiracy alloy axle nuts available in an array of colors. (Sold separately.)

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
"The Shadow Conspiracy hubs are thought of by many, to be a "loud hub" with that true click-click sound. This is accomplished by two tiny little su -woofers hidden in the driver. I'm pretty sure that no other company is currently using this type of technology." – SuperDave Erecitano, The Shadow Conspiracy

Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Hub: Rant V2 Hub
MSRP: $159.99

Holes: 36H or 48H
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle:  14mm 4140 hollow axle, accepts 5mm hex head.
Driver: Chromoly 1 piece 9T, 10T or 11T
Driver Bearings: 3 total
Driver Pawls: 6 individual
Driver Spring: 6 individual
Hardware: Chromoly axle nuts, washers, and cone nuts.
Hub Shell Bearings: 2 total
Colors: Black, white, red, purple, electric lime, baby blue, flat grey, brown, dark green, October orange.
Weight: 17.2oz (36 hole, with 9T driver.)

Other/Options: Inverted 6 pawl system, which creates 12 points of engagement

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“The Rant V2 hub uses a unique inverted 6 pawl system which are located in the hub shell. This creates 12 points of engagement and allows for larger size bearings in the driver. The Shadow Conspiracy hubs are thought to be a loud hub with that true BMX sound." – SuperDave Erecitano, The Shadow Conspiracy

Company: wethepeople
Hub: Q-Lite Cassette
MSRP: $149.99

Holes: 36H and 48h
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle: 14mm, hollow, broached 8mm Allen key ends, ease of maintenance.
Driver: 9t (9t, 10t & 11t available as aftermarket.)
Driver Bearings: 4 in driver, wethepeople exclusive.
Driver Pawls: Q-Lite designed internals protected within a slick wethepeople designed hub shell.
Driver Spring: Internal spring on each pawl.
Hardware: 6061-T6 aluminum hub shell based around the Q-Lite system
Hub Shell Bearings: 2 high quality Japanese bearings.
Colors: Black, blue, brown, polished, orange, and white.
Weight: 459g/1.01lb

Other/Options: Full spares kit available.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Unlike a regular cassette hub, the engagement pawls on this design are part of the hub body. This allows the bearings in the driver to be oversized and the number and size of the pawls increased. The system was designed by Q-Lite, and we designed the hub body to provide maximum protection of it.

Using the reverse arrangement of the standard ratchet and pawl mechanism as used in most cassette hubs, the Qlite designed system now allows for more pawls and bigger bearings in the driver, promoting longer bearing life and a smoother ride. Individually sprung pawls ensure rock solid, fast engagement, and supreme reliability whilst not effecting the all import slack in the system for fakie tricks.

A wethepeople developed hub shell contains these internals and a smaller non-drive side hub flange helps keep your spokes out the way during grinds. Our design is unique. We also re-designed the axle from the ground up. Although, with an extreme bore and the 8mm Allen key ends, the axle is thicker on extreme stress points around the dropouts.” – Kay, wethepeople

Company: éclat
Hub: Teck Cassette Hub
MSRP:    $159.95

Holes: 36h
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle: 4130 heat-treated chromoly female axle, M10 thread 14mm axle passes into dropout for extra bolt support.
Driver: 9t (Also available as aftermarket in 10t.)
Driver Bearings: Polymer bearing with steel sleeve.
Driver Pawls: 3
Driver Spring: One spring to hold the pawls.
Hardware: 6061-T6 aluminum refined hub-shell.
Hub Shell Bearings: Two high quality Japanese bearings.
Colors: Black, flat white, iron grey, light blue, and flat brown.
Weight: 424g / 15oz

Other/Options: Bell hub guard constructed of 7075 T-6 aluminum features a threadless design, an anti-rotation pin, and a no-nonsense way to protect your Teck Cassette hub.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Introducing the new Teck cassette hub from éclat. Featuring a 6061 T-6 aluminum shell, and built around a 4130 cromoly heat-treated female axle system, the Teck Cassette is the cassette hub that every other cassette hub wants to be. Strong, lightweight, functional and refined, available in a wealth of colors with a standard 9t driver, polymer bushings and right-hand and left-hand drive options.” – Kay, éclat

Company: Superstar
Hub: Overdrive Cassette
MSRP: $149.99

Holes: 36
Drive Side: Right hand.
Axle: Chromoly hollow female axle.
Driver: 1 piece cromoly, Q-Lite system
Driver Bearings: 2
Driver Pawls: 6, Q-Lite system
Driver Spring: 6 V-springs
Hardware: 3/8″ x 24tpi axle bolts, 3/8″ to 14mm washers.
Hub Shell Bearings: 2
Colors: Black anodized, grey anodized, and red anodized.
Weight: 420g / 15oz

Other/Options: 8T driver or 9T driver. Complete wheel also available: Superstar Overdrive cassette hub + Superstar Duty brakeless rim + black quality spokes. Wheel is all black only.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
"Our Overdrive cassette hub uses the Q-Lite system, which is the most reliable cassette system. It also features an asymmetric body for both nice looking and weight control. Female axle perfectly suits pegless bikes (or Superstar Micropegs equipped bikes).This hub is a new 2010 product, available in September 2009." – Med, Superstar

Female Axles

Male Axles

Company: Proper Bike Co.
Hub: Female & Male Magnalite v3 Cassettes
MSRP: $139.99

Holes: 36h or 48h
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle: Female: 10mm alloy axle, 3 piece axle with 14mm chromoly bolts. – Male: 14mm forged and heat-treated axle.
Driver: One piece with 9t cog.
Driver Bearings: Ceramic. This model features the ‘shim system’ that we developed to replace driver bearings (all but eliminating the possibility of failure).
Driver Pawls: 3 Pawls
Driver Spring: Single spring
Hardware: Chromoly bolts. (Male comes with both alloy and chromoly axle nuts.)
Hub Shell Bearings: SKF 6902 axle bearings.
Colors: Black, blue, white, purple, orange, grey, red, green, gold, and polished raw.
Weight:  Female: 369g / 13oz – Male: 375g / 13oz

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“It's lightweight and cheap and the other ones are mo.” – David Lombard, Proper

Company: Eastern Bikes
Hub: Birectional Hub
MSRP: $84.95

Holes: 36h
Drive Side: Right hand or left hand.
Axle: 14mm heat-treated chromoly.
Driver: 9T
Driver Bearings:  1 #6802 Japanese outer bearing and one #6902 Japanese inner bearing—much larger than most driver bearings.
Driver Pawls: 6 Pawls
Driver Spring: 6 individual springs
Hardware: 7075 alloy non-drive side cone nut for reduced weight, heat-treated chromoly drive side for extra strength.
Hub Shell Bearings: 2 #6902 Japanese bearings.
Colors: White and black
Weight: 17.8oz

Other/Options: You can switch the hub from right to left side drive very easily without buying any other parts.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“We have been producing the Birectional Hub for over 2 years now for our complete bikes and aftermarket wheels. This year we added the ability to use the plastic Pop N Loc hub guard that just pops on and saves your spokes. The guards will be available this fall. We believe that this is the most bang for your buck in a rear hub.”
– Mike Corley, Eastern Bikes

Company: DK Bicycles
Hub: Alpha Freestyle Cassette
MSRP: $159.99

Holes: 36
Drive Side: Right
Axle: Hollow chromoly 14mm that is broached for an 8mm Allen wrench.
Driver: Machined 1pc 9 tooth
Driver Bearings: 2 polymer bushings
Driver Pawls: 3
Driver Spring: 3 individual type
Hardware: 17mm chromoly axle nuts
Hub Shell Bearings: 2 sealed cartridge Japanese bearings
Colors: Cyan blue, gold, green, black
Weight: 16oz

Other/Options: The hub has 24 engagements points and angled flanges for proper spoke alignment, other driver sizes 10 and 11T available.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
"The 24 engagement points insurers that your last bitch crank will be effective!"  Robbie Lohstroh, DK Bicycles

Company: DK Bicycles
Hub: Alpha Race Cassette
MSRP: $149.99

Holes: 36
Drive Side: Right
Axle:  3/8″ Three-piece female
Driver: machined 2pc with 16 tooth cog
Driver Bearings: 2 polymer bushings
Driver Pawls: 3
Driver Spring: 3 individual type
Hardware: 17mm chromoly 3/8″ female axles
Hub Shell Bearings: 2 sealed cartridge Japanese bearings
Colors: Cyan blue, gold, green, black
Weight: 16.8oz

Other/Options: The hub has 24 engagements points and angled flanges for proper spoke alignment. The 16T cog is machined for lightweight and available in other sizes separately.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
"If you want to keep your bike rolling smooth and make all the kids at your local track jealous, this hub will help. The 24 engagement points mean quick acceleration to win the hole shot!" – Jason Jewell, DK Bicycles

Company: Demolition Parts
Hub: Rolls Hub
MSRP: $169.99

Holes: 36
Drive Side: RHD
Axle: 14mm hollow chromoly axle
Driver: Available in 8t and 9t drivers
Driver Bearings: Polymer bushings
Driver Pawls: 3 Pawls
Driver Spring: 1 driver spring
Hardware: 2 6061 Machined cones and nuts.
Hub Shell Bearings: 2 precision sealed bearings in shell
Colors: Black, teal, and white
Weight: 14.7oz (with 9t driver)

Other/Options: Demolition's 7075 aluminum hub guard sold separate.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“The new Demolition Parts Rolls hub has been one of the most flawless running hubs we've ever ridden. With the polymer bushings in the driver you won't ever blow out bearings again. Only bearings in the shell are the heavy-duty (6902RU) bearings. Tested and proven by every team rider on Demolition!” – Brian Castillo, Demolition

Company: Stolen Bikes
Hub: Roulette Cassette
MSRP: $109.99

Holes: 36h
Drive Side: Right hand.
Axle: 14mm Hollow chromoly with Allen key end for adjustment.
Driver: 9t one-piece chromoly.
Driver Bearings: 6802 x 3 Japanese.
Driver Pawls: Hardened chromoly x 4.
Driver Spring: Yes it has one.
Hardware: Hardened chromoly hardware and nuts.
Hub Shell Bearings: 6902 x 2 Japanese.
Colors: Black, gang green, neon orange, white.
Weight: 18.7oz

Other/Options: Stolen will have an 8t bushing driver option and additional colors in October of ’09.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Our hub is a lightweight and a simple proven design that is affordable and comes in some pretty hot colors. You can also get this hub built up with a Roulette rim for only $179.99” – Dave Wootten, Stolen

Company: Odyssey
Hub: V3 Cassette
MSRP: $129.99

Holes: 36/48
Drive Side: Right hand and left hand.
Axle: 14mm heat-treated hollow chromoly. 6mm hex ends to aid in servicing.
Driver: 9t, 10t, 11t one piece drivers, and removable cog drivers (12t-18t cogs available).
Driver Bearings: 9t uses needle bearings, 10t and up use sealed cartridge bearings.
Driver Pawls: 3 pawls, which just received an upgrade.
Driver Spring: Ye
Hardware: Steel hex cone nut, steel 17mm nuts.
Hub Shell Bearings: 2 sealed cartridge bearings.
Colors: Black, High Polished, white, gold, and many limited colors.
Weight: 18.7oz

Other/Options: Limited colorway kits. Available in complete wheelsets

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Odyssey’s Original Hazard Cassette was one of the original cassette hubs for BMX that were high quality and affordable. While much of the tried and true design remains similar, EVERY part has been upgraded, to make the V3 the best version of that original idea. Almost every other hub on the market has benefited from the changes seen first in the Odyssey Cassette hub. The One Piece driver was an Odyssey innovation, and we still hold the patent for that design. Before that, the smallest gear on the rear was a 12t. Tweaked and upgraded for years, you can be sure that the V3 is one of the best hubs, and best values you can get.” – Jim Bauer, Odyssey

Company: GSport
Hub: Ratchet
MSRP: $154.99

Holes: 36/48
Drive Side: One hub goes both right hand and left hand.
Axle: Heat-treated inbound 14mm bolts in a 20mm aluminum axle.
Driver: 9t, 10t
Driver Bearings: Needle
Driver Pawls: 3, individually sprung.
Driver Spring: 3
Hardware: Steel collars, 17mm wrench flat/6mm Allen 14mm inbound bolts.
Hub Shell Bearings: 2 sealed cartridge bearings.
Colors: Black, High Polished, White, Gold
Weight: 19.7oz

Other/Options: Available in complete wheelsets. Different axle kits and bolts available soon.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“While more than a few companies offer an inbound axle, The GSport hubs were the original. Usually the inbound axle is an after-thought modification to standard cassettes. That is why many are 3/8″, because that’s all you can fit in standard bearing. The Ratchet is designed from the ground up with a 20mm aluminum axle and larger durable bearings. That’s why it can still have 14mm inbound axles and still be as strong as possible. The square tooth Ratchet cog is GSport specific, and we hold the patent on that design. It’s what makes the same hub able to go from LHD to RHD by just switching the pawl/spring direction. No extra parts necessary.” – Jim Bauer, GSport

Company: MacNeil Bikes Inc.
Hub: Blazer Trail Cassette
MSRP: $184.95

Holes: 36 only
Drive Side: Right hand and left hand.
Axle: Female heat-treated chromoly
Driver: 9T one piece
Driver Bearings: 3x high-quality Japanese.
Driver Pawls: 3
Driver Spring: One C-type
Hardware: Aluminum nuts and clean looking washers.
Hub Shell Bearings:  Two high-quality Japanese bearings.
Colors: Matte Black, white, and green
Weight: 451g with all hardware.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“The Blazer hubs are based on an axle that extends into your dropouts instead of the bolt being the axle like a lot of other hubs, which we feel is a good way of doing things. I think that for riders not running pegs, these are one of the cleanest options out there.” – Darcy Saccucci, MacNeil Bikes

Company: MacNeil Bikes Inc.
Hub: Primary Cassette
MSRP: $184.95

Holes: 36 only
Drive Side: Right hand and left hand.
Axle: Female Heat-treated chromoly
Driver: 9T one piece
Driver Bearings: 3x high-quality Japanese.
Driver Pawls: 3
Driver Spring: one C-type
Hardware: Aluminum nuts and clean looking washers.
Hub Shell Bearings: Two high-quality Japanese bearings.
Colors: Matte Black, White and Green
Weight: 463g with all hardware.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“This is a simple, high-quality hub with the best materials and bearings making it a smooth running, low maintenance hub that won't let you down when you're out riding.” – Darcy Saccucci, MacNeil Bikes

Company: Integral
Hub: Garfunkel
MSRP: $105

Holes: 36 only
Drive Side: Right hand.
Axle: Hollow
Driver: 9t or 10t
Colors: Black and yellow.
Weight: 1.20 lbs.

What makes your hub better than, or stand out from other hubs out there?
“Well, our integral hub is an affordable and reliable hub that is compatible with most hubs on the market. So if you need a replacement part, it will not be hard to find at your local bike shop.” – Eric Cuiper, Integral