Tactic Racing: “We make the Lightest, Stiffest, & Fastest Hubs” – Featuring Conical Engagement & More

tactic racing hubs review

“Born out of the desire to create the ultimate cycling components, Tactic Racing operates under one motto: the best or nothing. Tactic Racing stands by this mantra by taking a zero-compromise approach; combining pioneering technologies in the cycling industry with the highest quality aerospace-grade materials and tolerances.”

tactic racing hubs review

“Hubs are small but critical components of the bicycle that serve multiple purposes. First and foremost, hubs are the center of rotation of the wheels. Tactic Racing hubs use ABEC 7 ceramic bearings with a Tungsten Disulfide low friction coating developed for the most exacting and high-performance applications including the likes of the Mars rovers.”

tactic racing hubs review

“The rear hub of a bicycle is additionally responsible for the power transmission from the cassette to the wheel; ie putting power to the road. Tactic Racing hubs use our patent-pending ConicalFace Gear. The ConicalFace Gear system rapidly engages and disengages the freewheel over a larger contact area than any other freewheel mechanism on the market. The design ensures that the mating components are always concentrically aligned which drastically extends the component lifetime. The hub shell itself is machined as the first part of the freewheel system to help keep the number of constituent components to a minimum.”

tactic racing hubs review

“Hubs are quite literally the central component of the entire wheel system. Tactic Racing hubs are designed around straight pull spokes with flanges smoothly integrated into the hub shell for stiffness and weight optimization. Disc brake hubs use external flanges with a 2-cross lacing pattern for all flanges to ensure ease of wheel building and service.”

tactic racing hubs review

“Tactic Racing hubs use an aerospace-grade aluminium alloy boasting superior strength and lower weight than competing alloys. The hub shells are designed to save weight without compromising on strength with smooth and efficient lines. The result is a pair of featherweight hub shells that take a combined 3 hours to machine on a 5 axis CNC mill. Total weight for a set of disc brake road hubs is 215 grams (64g front, 151g rear). Weight is achieved through material choice and product engineering, not by cutting corners in strength or impractical design. Tactic Racing hubs do not have a rider weight limit and are just as adept on the pavement as off. They are high-performance products that are meant to be ridden day in and day out. Performance without compromises.”

tactic racing hubs review

Features

  • 45 point engagement
  • Freehub bodies available are Shimano (11 and 12spd compatible), SRAM XDR, and Campagnolo, with Shimano and SRAM available immediately and Campy coming online in a couple of months
  • 64g front, 151g rear for Disc Brake
  • 100% manufactured in Germany
  • 24/24 to start with 28/28 available and 16/20/24 F and 24/28R for rim brake soon
  • ABEC 7 ceramic bearings with a Tungsten Disulfide low friction coating. This coating was developed for the most exacting and
    high-performance applications including the Mars rovers
  • Conical engagement – Tactic Racing hubs use our patent-pending ConicalFace Gear. This rapidly engages and disengages the freewheel over a larger contact area than any other freewheel mechanism on the market. The design ensures the mating components are always concentrically aligned which drastically extends the component lifetime.
  • Tested and raced by one of the world’s leading cycling teams
  • Product available to ship January 1, 2022

tactic racing hubs review

Pricing for a Front & Rear Pair

  • 1,300 USD
  • 1,850 AUD
  • 1,000 GBP
  • 1,150 EUR

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tactic racing hubs review

Gravel Cyclist expects to receive a pair of review wheels with these hubs soon, watch this space.

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4 comments on “Tactic Racing: “We make the Lightest, Stiffest, & Fastest Hubs” – Featuring Conical Engagement & More

  1. Interesting. but look long term problematic to me. Also look like they might have a high drag coasting. Trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist.
    I will keep an open mind waiting for your review.

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