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Originally Posted by rectangle
see i am rather confused, with this idea of "slack". so i would probably get one with adjustable slack, so i can find my fit.
so i'm looking for:
-Strong, because i ride alot more than street/park.
-Easy to get parts for, "drivers and bearing, etc"
So i am thinking KHE freecoaster
I should have mentioned that the current crop of freecoasters listed below all
have adjustable slack. They just vary in the way that you have to adjust the slack. Here are how some of the models are adjusted-
1. KHE Reverse / KHE Reverse ACB / KHE Geisha--take axle out of the wheel and put washers on it.
2. KHE Astern / Alienation Rush V2 / Federal V2--allen wrench in the end of the axle.
3. Stolen Easy Street--take wheel off bike and use a wrench and a cone wrench.
Knowing what I know now, if the KHE Reverse ACB was not available, I'd go with any of number 2. With the ease of adjusting with an allen wrench and not having to take the wheel off the bike is a winner for me. I only say that because the gap on my ACB was set just right for me out of the box. I am very picky about that so if it wasn't to my liking I would go with any of number 2. The deciding factor would by style and color of the hub.
All of them have 14mm axles for strength. The one bonus is the Federal and Alienation are based on the internals of the KHE. So if it fits the KHE, it should fit the Federal / Alienation.
Hope this helps.