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Is there ANY advantage to vacuum hubs?

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23 Nov 2019 18:32 #215909 by Lambert
Good I think. They did 70 odd thousand miles.

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25 Nov 2019 21:14 - 25 Nov 2019 21:15 #215966 by Bosanek
Compared to manually operated free wheeling wheel hub heads, pneumatically operated wheel hub heads have two advantages:
1. Convenience of use - there is never a need to exit the vehicle to switch them.
2. Almost no risk of them freezing in very cold weather and thus not allowing to be (un)locked - due to requirements of achieving vacuum, they are much better sealed from the outside than manual hub heads are, reducing ingress of water which can later freeze.
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