All-new OneUp Hubs sacrifice high engagement for lower weight and cost

The new OneUp Hubs for mountain bikes feature 8.2° of engagement with a serviceable design that's lighter and cheaper than much of the competition.
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Mountain bikers building up a set of wheels this summer have a new hub choice: OneUp Hubs. The machined, 7075 T6 aluminum alloy hubs weigh less than many competing hubs, and they cost less too, thanks in large part to a value-minded spec decision.

OneUp has designed their hubs to work with J-bend spokes only, and key specs are laser-etched onto the hub to assist builders. XDR, Microspline, and HG driver body options are available, and all feature tool-free installation which can come in handy for certain trailside fixes. Standard size Enduro bearings promise to make the hubs reliable and are easily replaceable when the time comes. The rotor interface is 6-bolt only with no Centerlock option available.

With 44 teeth, the OneUp rear hub delivers 8.2° of engagement, which is slightly better than many DT Swiss offerings, but far less than hubs like Industry Nine Hydras. In a release, OneUp says, “We chose to develop a 44T ratchet to strike the best balance between performance and value with improved reliability.”

The release continues, “Super high engagement hubs sound cool and feel good in your hands. But we didn’t see an improvement in ride performance on trail to justify the added complexity, weight and price.”

OneUp Hubs are offered in seven anodized colors and are available to purchase as a hub set or individual front/rear hubs. The brand is also making freehubs available for purchase separately.

With a claimed weight of 362g for a pair, OneUp Hubs are on par with DT Swiss 240s and are 133g lighter than Hope Pro5 hubs. A set of hubs is priced at $369.97 and is available at