Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Cat 5 field stuffer bbeasley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Hammond, La
    My Bikes
    Wabi Lightning RE, Wabi Classic
    Posts
    1,404
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hi my names Bob and I like loud rear hubs

    I know, I know it's ridiculous but I can't help myself.

    It's not the swarm of bumble bees noise that the Chris King hubs make, I'm looking for that staccato sound resonating from hubs with less pawls, big springs, and light oil. Any advice?

    btw I've got a Mountain bike friend who has the same disease and actually justifies it. "It's a safety issue in the woods, when I back off just before a turn it allows an oncoming rider to know I'm there". I've got no such excuse.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Number400's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    South Central PA
    My Bikes
    Scott Addict, Raleigh Rx, GT Timberline
    Posts
    538
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My loud hub sounds exactly like a fishing reel. I can tell who is a fisherman by watching heads snap around to look when I come by. They are looking for the big one that just got hooked and is running the line!

  3. #3
    Senior Member ill.clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    2012 Kona Jake, 2009 Trek 1.2, 1997 Trek 6700
    Posts
    1,971
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love a loud hub too ... though it's apparently counter productive (the clicks sap energy).

    Carbon rims amplify the noise btw.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,370
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hope Pro 2, not too cheap, but you can always tell when one is coming, as they are so loud

  5. #5
    Senior Member Null66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Garner, NC 27529
    My Bikes
    Built up DT, 2007 Fuji tourer (donor bike, RIP), 1995 1220 Trek
    Posts
    1,415
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi,
    I'm Mike and I like quiet (silent even better) hubs...
    Loving my PW's.

  6. #6
    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Escondido>>>>San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    smashed Supersix
    Posts
    6,921
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
    Hope Pro 2, not too cheap, but you can always tell when one is coming, as they are so loud
    not cheap but half the price of CKs and sound awesome. Think the Hope3 is their roadie version. I run them on both my MTB 29er, the singlespeed version is rattlesnake loud with much more engagement points. Maybe adding another set if I swing a wheelset for my disc CX bike.....i got wheel problems

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    783
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The i9 wheelset on my MTB is LOUD! Its grown on me, but I was very self-conscious about just how loud it was at first. Unfortunately, the Campy hubs on my road bike wheelset are whisper quiet... The lighter wheelset (with SpeedCific hubs) are a bit louder, but not CK loud. If I ever build the carbon clinchers I want for the road bike, they will have CK hubs and be loud
    "I had this baby hand made in Tuscany, from titanium blessed by the pope. It weighs less than a fart, and costs more than a divorce..."

  8. #8
    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Escondido>>>>San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    smashed Supersix
    Posts
    6,921
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin8r View Post
    The i9 wheelset on my MTB is LOUD! Its grown on me, but I was very self-conscious about just how loud it was at first.
    good thing for MTB is you don't need a bell on the bars, just coast a bit and the hikers will hear you and move if they don't have ipod crammed into both ears (80%) of the time.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Medic Zero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Seattle
    My Bikes
    Old steel GT's, for touring and commuting
    Posts
    1,912
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
    good thing for MTB is you don't need a bell on the bars, just coast a bit and the hikers will hear you and move if they don't have ipod crammed into both ears (80%) of the time.
    Really? People hike with earbuds in? Doesn't that defeat the purpose? I like experiencing the relative quiet, the birdcalls, and the occasional rustle of an animal through the undergrowth.
    ISO: 22" GT Rebound frame, year 2000 model

  10. #10
    Senior Member kelsodeez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    SF bay area
    My Bikes
    are pretty cool
    Posts
    73
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    a loud hub on a nice bike is like a loud exhaust note on a nice car

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •