Bitex hubs

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Bitex is a Taiwanese company that manufacturers a wide selection of hubs that suit a number of cycling disciplines. They also have a few notable innovations that are patented, like their 'Anti-Bite' freehub. This uses 3 small stainless steel splines to stop the cogs from digging into the 7075 alloy and prematurely wearing this part. A great solution to an old problem!

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This gives you the best of both worlds, enabling the use of a light alloy freehub that shares some of the wear characteristics of a heavier steel freehub. For those who insist on the best material, Bitex also offers a complete titanium freehub as an upgrade. Personally I am a huge fan of titanium freehubs so I think this is a fantastic option!

                    A six pawl titanium freehub upgrade at a mere 107 grams! 

                   A six pawl titanium freehub upgrade at a mere 107 grams! 

So lets take a look at one of their popular road hubs, the RAR9. This hub comes stock with their Anti-Bite 7075 alloy 6 pawl freehub and is designed for standard J bend spokes. Shimano 10/11 speed, Campy and SRAM compatible. Two different lower spoke hole combinations are available,  24, 20, and their 7/14 and 8/16 combinations. This is a standard quick release hub in either 130 or 135mm axle lengths. 

                   The RAR9 road hub. Tipping the scales at 192 grams. 

                  The RAR9 road hub. Tipping the scales at 192 grams. 

                                             The devil is in the details. Here's the specs. 

                                            The devil is in the details. Here's the specs. 

So what do they have in the world of disc brake hubs? The BX106R comes immediately to mind. This hub offers a centerlock interface for the rotor and is a very respectable 230 grams. Axle lengths of 135/12, 142/12 and 135 QR are available. Spoke hole counts of 24, 28, and 32 should answer most needs. 

 The BX106R centerlock hub, comes stock with their 7075 alloy Anti-Bite freehub. 

The BX106R centerlock hub, comes stock with their 7075 alloy Anti-Bite freehub. 

Next up is a very cool looking straight pull hub, the BX311R. This hub is designed for a specific lacing pattern that uses 14 spokes on the drive side and 7 on the non drive side. There's also an option of 12/24. Weighing in at 217 grams. 

     The BX311R rear straight pull hub, with the 7/14 or 12/24 lacing pattern. 

    The BX311R rear straight pull hub, with the 7/14 or 12/24 lacing pattern. 

                 The BX311F matching front straight pull hub at 86 grams. 

                The BX311F matching front straight pull hub at 86 grams. 

Bitex has hardly forgotten the MTB crowd. Lots of different models are on offer. A trip to their website is a must do to see all that you have to choose from. You'll be pleasantly surprised!

Here's the BX210R for the boost hub riders. Comes with a 6 bolt disc interface and is available in both 28 and 32 spoke hole counts. A 148/12 mm axle configuration with their patented Anti-Bite 7075 alloy freehub. 

                      The Bitex BX210R MTB boost rear hub. 335 grams. 

                     The Bitex BX210R MTB boost rear hub. 335 grams. 

Cognoscenti Cycles is happy to add Bitex to our diverse selection of hub offerings. If you are in love with the colour black, and who isn't, then here's the chance to get some premo hubs for a very attractive price! 

Corey Mihailiuk

Cognoscenti Cycles, 508 Palmerston Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M6G 2P3