Adam needed an economy replacement hub for his Carbonal wheelset, following some bad luck with his old Tune hub.
He was on a budget, and needed a hub that was inexpensive, light and reliable. The XLR8 MD series of road hubs is just that. They are made in Taiwan. We specify the hubs composition. So whilst they may look familiar to some, we determine the bearings, axle type (hint - a stronger alloy) and freehub construction to ensure the best value/quality compromise. We also assemble them in house.
We used Sapim CX-Rays on this wheel, laced 2x on both sides. Adam is very light, so they're a reasonable choice if you are after "marginal gains".