What is De-Hub
1 CommentThursday, 31 January 2013 | Stunt Scooters
If your wheel has De-Hub it simply means the inner core of the wheel has detached from the outer rubber/urethane part of the wheel. There is an adhesive bond between the hub and outer wheel and if this bond starts to break down then your wheel is likely to De-Hub.
The most common cause of De-Hub in wheels is water. The adhesive used in the manufacturing of scooter wheels is prone to react when it comes into contact with water weakening the bond between these two parts of the wheel. Best solution is to try not to ride your scooter in the wet or make sure you thoroughly dry off your wheels if they do become wet.
De-Hub is also not to be confused with your hub coming away from the urethane when you have cracked or split your wheel. Although the wheel may De-Hub as such from damaged this is not true De-hub and will very unlikely be covered by manufactures warranties. Also using your scooter in the wet will automatically invalidate your scooters warranty with almost all manufactures, so when it comes to going back to the company and claiming for a new wheel due to De-Hub this is going to be a very grey area indeed.
Plastic core wheels are more likely to crack or snap when put under pressure of landing tricks and stunts so if you are a pro rider in the skate park it would be worth upgrading your wheels to metal cores and make your landings as smooth as possible.