Many people who run pneumatic tires use hubs made out of some kind of plastic, especially from MBS or Trampa and there are a bunch of options in aluminum with more coming soon. Other than aesthetics and cost, what are some of the benefits and downsides to each?
I was thinking that the additional weight is the main issue with metal hubs (with an impact on handling?). I can’t think of anything concrete in terms of benefits from the additional rigidity they offer.
What do you all think? What are some reasons to use metal hubs over plastic?