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
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If you order an item that is in stock before 2pm Monday-Friday, we will do our best to dispatch the goods on the same day. Please note, this might not be possible during busy periods, for example, immediately after Bank or Public Holidays. All orders are sent out for a Monday to Friday delivery.
For transit reasons all complete bikes are shipped 85% assembled. In order to make the bicycle road worthy a professional bike mechanic must check it and have all parts supplied assembled according to local regulations.
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If you wish to cancel your order, please email us. Returned items must be in their original packaging and must be undamaged, unused and not trial fitted. Clothing must be unworn and unwashed with tags on if supplied. Shoes must be unworn with no dirt on the sole (or elsewhere) and must come with the original box.
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Can't quite afford your dream bike right now? Want to upgrade your ride, but prefer to spread the cost? We may be able to help. Depending on the value of your order and the number of instalments you can choose between V12 finance and Splitit.
Splitit is a global payment solution enabling shoppers to pay for purchases with an existing debit or credit card by splitting the cost up to six interest-free monthly payments. Splitit requires no application or registration and there is an instant approval by using the shoppers existing credit/debit card (Visa/Mastercard). You will not be charged interest and there are no hidden fees.
V12 finance is only available for UK residents. It allows you to split the costs of your purchase between 6, 10 or 12 instalments. You will have to fill the application form, but V12 finance process all application straight away, so you will get the decision in the matter of seconds. Just like with Split, V12 finance is interest free and there are no hidden fees.
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