All-City Cycles (United States) - Press Release: I just bet you were wondering when you’d be on the receiving end of a communication from ol’ All-City headquarters, well today’s the day and have we got some great new product news to lay on you…
We’re getting into the geared hub game with some new jams that we’re calling the Go-Devil. Now this is big news, not because we’re reinventing the wheel (or hub, hah, see what we did there) with some revolutionary blah blah blah, but because we’re making available a product that we have long loved to the U.S. market for the first time.
What we love about these hubs is that they:
- Work flipping great
- Are super light (like crazy light, like 60g for a front rim brake hub light)
- Are really reasonably priced
Hubs typically seem to fall into two general categories: light and very expensive or heavy and cheap. With this typical bike industry paradigm, we saw an opportunity. You see, for years we've been using high-end geared hubs from the manufacturer of our track offerings on our personal bikes. They are very lightweight (peep the specs) and just plain work. We decided to finally make those hubs available to you and corner the market in our own category: lightweight, affordable, and incredibly practical.
We offer the Go-Devil in a minimal amount of configurations and ship them with all the necessary endcaps and a quick release skewer, future proofing in case you want to use them on various bikes over the years. For the rim brake hubs only the quick release end caps are included, for the disc hubs QR, 12mm, and 15mm endcaps are included (front only, there's no 15mm rear standard).
On all models we spec high-quality, made-in-Japan, stainless-steel, sealed bearings.
Oh, and we've got polished options as well–kind of a big deal because polished hubs have become a rarity.