Whiteindustries ENO Hub

Hey all…

Have anyone use the Eno Hub before?? Whats the Pros and Cons??
I already done some research just seeing if anyone can give me some more advices… Thanks in advance.


I haven’t but I know Tomacropod used one of the eccentric ones (maybe still does?)

Shoot him a pm? Or sit tight and I’m sure he’ll see this…


Thanks mate :D…I will wait a see…


I’ve got en ENO but it has straight axle ends so it’s not eccentric at the moment.

The hub is very good quality and lightweight. Roguedubb had an ENO on his Cannondale mtb (which Nathan now owns).

Maybe they’ll chip in with some advice. Roguedubb never had any complaints that I can remember.

If you’re running a rear brake (non-Disc) then you might have to readjust the rear pads sometimes to compensate for the eccentric hub moving the position of the rim.

I bought a fixed/free ENO hub a couple of years ago to convert a road bike to fixed. After a couple of months I went to a proper Fixed frame and track hubs so didn’t need the ENO anymore. It worked fantastically on the fixed, never slipped or loosened off or anything. The quality of manufacture of WI products is fantastic. I have said many times before and will do so again:

It is incredibly fortunate that WI came across the idea for this hub and not another manufacturer who would have made a worse product out of the patent.

I now have it on my XC bike and it’s still perfect. I love it. Matched with a WI 16t freewheel:


I won’t hesitate to recommend it, you can easily get replacement end caps from shifterbikes to change from 130/135mm if necessary.

  • Joel

I have had 2 ENO hubs (1 laced to a 26 inch rim and the other to a 700c rim), they are a great invention. If you are worried about tension, use a 19mm open ended spanner to rotate the tabs, but don’t tension the fuck out of the chain.

Get one NOW! Don’t wait, don’t read any further reviews, stop what you are doing and go out and get one. If you have just woken up don’t even bother getting dressed, buy an ENO hub in your grundies.DO IT NOW!

I ran an eccentric ENO for roughly a year, on a mtb frame. It was easy to adjust, gave me a two tooth range on the rear cog/freewheel. Tightened up easily.

It did slip, once, due to me being shit. Anyone who has ever seen me change a flat, will know that elephants have a quicker gestation period. So, one day I had a flat, swapped it out without paying much attention. About a k later, I slow to a stop at a set of lights and BAAM, the hub slips, I drop my balls on to the top tube and Fred Flintstone to a stop.

So, keep it tight, don’t be me, and you should be fine.

2 years to change a flat? Wow.

“2 years to change a flat? Wow.” …That’s got to be John’s quickest flat fix yet… :slight_smile:

ENO hubs… I have a wheelset built by Dan, ENO rear/MTB front, DT Rims 700c… best wheelset I have owned… They have now been on 5 different frames… just change the axle ends… (4 road and 1 track,eno + fixed ends)

They have been given a fair bit of abuse over the last 2’ish Years, on and off road(and cleaned once) and they are still running great.

I would not hesitate to get anouther ENO.

Ooh goody, I’ve got a wheelset with ENOs from eBay, hopefully on its way from the US. :smiley:


Awesome thx …sounds like its a really good hub…

Cheekymonkey sells them …soo i would drop by there and check it out.

I ran an eccentric ENO for roughly a year, on a mtb frame. It was easy to adjust, gave me a two tooth range on the rear cog/freewheel. Tightened up easily.

I currently own that bike and it’s a great hub system. Never had any problems with it.

Although it does seem to come loose every so often. Not so much that it completely loses grip on the drop outs, but just enough that the chain gets a little more slack.

Takes 2 seconds to fix though, go get one!

By anychance it is possible to space a normal 120mm track hub to 135mm??? I am guessing longer axle and 7.5mm spacer on each side??


Theoretically possible, but it depends whether you can get a long enough axle to fit.

The other problem is that the chainline will be ~42mm which may be too close to the frame for a MTB. MTB singlespeed chainlines are normally 50something mm I think. With a 42mm chainline you might have problems getting the chainring in the right spot.

FOr Fixed MTBing you’re probably better off buying a fixed MTB hub.

Correct. However, if you absolutely have to use a 120mm hub, you can get the right chainline by re-dishing the rear wheel to match the front chainring.

Oh thanks guys…

Need some advicee…I got a road frame with Columbus Zonal tubing and carbon rear stay. I am thinking should i convert it…Or just get a track frame with columbus tubing how much would that gonna set me back??


What do you want to do with the frame?

If you’re riding the street, the direction that your dropouts face is pretty much irrelevant. A road frame would probably be more appropriate geometry too.

That’s like asking should I drink Pepsi or Coke. It’s personal preferences.

Here’s the best advice that I can give you:

  1. Think about what you want to do on a bike. ie. what sort of riding you will be doing.

  2. Find the bike that will suit that purpose. ie. Appropriate size, geometry, tyre clearances, fender/rack eyelets etc.

  3. How much $$$ do you have to spend?

  4. How easy would it be to convert it to fixed? Will it fit above budget?

  5. Build it.

For the record … a new columbus track frame would most definately set you back 4 figures. 2nd hand ones could be anywhere between free and the cost of a new one.


Hey Des can you explain how re-dishing the rear wheel will change your chainline?