Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Providence, RI
Bikes: 06 KHS Urban-x, 07 KHS Flite 300, 08 Cannondale Capo
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Switching out freehub body road/mountain
I have a Mavic Open Sport/105 wheel that I use for commuting and I'm kind of disappointed with the hub. I've only had the wheel since October, but the freehub already skips sometimes when I stand up in the saddle to accelerate. It has definitely seen some rain, as I live in Oregon, but I was noticing that the Deore freehub on my GF's Long Haul Trucker is so stiff that it moves the cranks sometimes if you push the bike along by hand. Does my freehub need a good cleaning? Are mountain hubs really that much more robust? And finally, is it possible to replace my 105 freehub body with a freehub from the mountain family? I don't really care how much it weighs, or how noisy it is, I would just like something more reliable.