Bicycle Mechanics - Freehub Body holding back wheel?
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I just bought a set of Easton EC90 Tubulars, and just from holding the freehub body and spinning the wheel, it feels as though the freehub is holding back the wheel from its constant spinning (as opposed to my cheap RS-10's, and the ZIPP 808's ive ridden, this isnt the case).
Is it just the way Easton wheels are, is it my wheelset (the freehub on too tight or something f-'d internally), or is it something i shouldn't worry about at all?
Thanks in advance!
It's hard to judge just how free freehubs are just by spinning in your hand. Some do have stiffer ratchet mechanisms, and others ultra light action, but the actual difference doesn't matter. Also a new hub will have more seal drag than an older onw, but will break in soon enough.
The only meaningful test is to mount the wheel, and spin it up to a decent speed and see if the drag is enough to cause the upper chain loop to sag. No sag is a pass, significant sag is a fail.
.. thats probably all it is, is just the tighter seal - and just needs to be broken in.
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