When Paul Components first introduced Wacky One-Speed Rear Device (W.O.R.D.), it was the first purpose-built single speed mountain bike hub. That original hub not only set design standards that continue to this day, like a 52mm single speed chainline.
When designing this modern version of the WORD, they spread the flanges out as far as possible while leaving room for freewheel threading. This allows the WORD to be built up as a strong dishless wheel. Over the years they’ve also improved upon the original axle and bearing adjustment mechanism.
The WORD comes with special machined axle bolts. The washers are made of brass and have deeply knurled contact faces. This ensures they’ll grip onto dropout faces without marring the frame, yet will still be able to be loosened easily trail side.
The WORD can be easily adjusted with cinch bolt style adjuster ring. Spoke holes are chamfered and the flanges are canted towards the rim to reduce stress on the head and elbow of the spoke.
• 6061 aluminium• 135mm spacing• sealed bearings• low flanges• 43mm flange diameter• 39.5mm center to flange• 52mm freewheel chainline• 1.37x24tpi freewheel threading• 21 Nm axle bolt torque• 200g
If you're worried that you can't afford your dream bike or need to to upgrade your ride and want to spread the cost - we can help with a range of finance options; Klarna, V12 Finance, Clearpay, GiroPay, Bancontact, EPS, iDeal, EPS and Przelewy24. V12 is only available for UK residents - it provies 0% finance split over 6, 10 or 12 months. There's an online application form - which takes 5 minutes to complete - but you'll get an immediate decision. When you go to check out, you'll find full details and the application form. You'll also be able to select a deposit amount.
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