Assume a rear hub that consist of an axle, hub, cones, loose bearings, lock-nut, with hub space = 135mm, with bolt-on disc brake
It seems both hubs are based on the same principle (same tools required to assemble them). But there is a price difference. And the one is branded (Shimano).
Between 2 manufacturers of such hubs, would there be a significant difference in the quality between the individual parts (axles, hub, cone, bearings, lock-nuts)?
Would the manufacturer of the more expensive hub, produce a stronger axle, more spherical bearings or more smoothly polished cones and hubs than the cheaper manufacturer?
Or are these parts all machined to the same standard quality and the Eur17 difference is for owning the Shimano brand?
I find it hard to believe that for such a standard hub there is much difference in quality.