Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
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It's just a function of the design of the pawls, the lube that's used etc. There's an old saying that expensive wheels make more noise than cheap ones but that doesn't really hold water.
As to faster, some would say that certain pawl designs engage more quickly and that will make you faster....................good luck measuring that.
In my opinion, the ones that will make you faster are the ones that are so solid that they never break..........then you get to ride more............thus faster.
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