In my opinion, the Suntour Superbe Pro track hub was one of, if not the best track hub ever created- this goes for most modern hubs as well. It was a solid, well made, smooth spining hub that has yet to be rivaled.


Early Suntour Superbe Pro Hubs- Notice the logo markings and the lack of the word 'Pro


Chris- a friend of mine, not willing to delve into the dark depths of tubular wheels recently asked me to remove the hubs (coincidentally) from my favorite tubular, Super Champion's Arc en Ciel. Being a well versed cyclist, Chris wanted the hubs properly detensioned from the rims so as not to shock them and ruin them from another build.

As I was taking the hubs to task, I noticed they were a bit different than normal. First off, the decals did not state “Superbe Pro”, but rather just “Superbe”. I know that early SSP was just labeled Superbe, so that wasn't too much of a surprise. But on close inspection I also noticed that the hub barrels carried the same stamp as the original 'Superbe' large flange hub (Campy clone, with cut-outs), furthermore, it carried the same gold decal not found on later SSP hubs.


Early 1st version Superbe High Flange Marking on Barrell

Early 1st version Superbe High Flange Marking on Barrel

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Newer Superbe Pro Barrel