What’s the difference between spokes? At HULKBIKE we offer all kinds of spokes. The standard spokes are pillar spokes, and we also offer an upgrade to Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Sapim CX-Ray spokes are the best spokes in the world. They are stronger, lighter, and more aerodynamic.
Who should upgrade to Sapim CX-Ray spokes? If you are a very strong rider, or a heavier rider, the added strength of the Sapim spokes will keep your wheel truer longer. Also if you want to get the maximum performance out of your wheels the increased aerodynamics and lighter weight of the Sapim spokes will give you a super high performance wheelset.
That being said, the pillar standard spokes are actually very good, and we have no problem recommending them to people who want a great wheelset at a great price. If you can’t decide which spokes to get, then go with the standard spokes and save the money, but if you are a person who knows they will take advantage of the performance boost of Sapim CX-Rays, then go for the upgrade!
How should I choose which hubs to get? At HULKBIKE. we mainly offer 3 different road bike hub sets. The Novatec hubs are our ‘standard’ hubs. We also offer the Powerway hubs as an upgrade. And finally we offer the DT Swiss 240s hub set as an premium upgrade.
The standard Novatec hub is actually very good, This is our most popular hub and we recommend it to any riders that want a truly hub set at a reasonable price
The Powerway hub is lighter, more durable, which will roll faster and require less maintenance over time.
The DT Swiss 240s hub set is very nice, but in all honesty you’re paying more for the brand if you upgrade to this one. The DT Swiss hub set does have the brand recognition factor, which is definitely cool. If you want your friends to look over at your hubs and nod in approval, then this is the hubset for you.
What If I can’t decide? If you are having trouble deciding which spokes and hubs to get, then we recommend you go with the standard spokes and the standard Novatec or Updated Powerway hubs, they are really nice and you’re sure to love them.