Onyx Berd Hook Flange Rear Hub
This variation of Onyx’s popular Vesper hub has hook flanges specifically for use with Berd spokes. Previously, wheels using Berd spokes required preparation ahead of the wheel building process. These special hook Flange Onyx hubs require no flange prep with Berd builds. Berd and Onyx developed the hook flange together looking for a way to utilize the existing loops already present on the spokes for an efficient and straightforward implementation. Because the spokes are so light, they also sought to design the hub shell with a weight to match. As spoke flange dimensions are much smaller (and lighter) on their centerlock hubs, the new hook flange Vespers are centerlock only. This allowed for the lightest possible variation of an Onyx hub.
Berd spokes are tough,reliable and feature a compliant ride-quality which we think plays really well with modern gravel and short travel bikes. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, there’s the weight. The spokes are made out of an ultra lightweight fabric, so there’s a whole lot of grams to be saved by making the swap over from steel. If you’d like to know more about Berd technology, check out our FAQ here.