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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-20-14, 10:14 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-20-14, 10:18 AM   #2
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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!
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Old 02-20-14, 10:35 AM   #3
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I love a loud hub too ... though it's apparently counter productive (the clicks sap energy).

Carbon rims amplify the noise btw.
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Old 02-20-14, 10:40 AM   #4
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Hope Pro 2, not too cheap, but you can always tell when one is coming, as they are so loud
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Old 02-20-14, 11:23 AM   #5
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Hi,
I'm Mike and I like quiet (silent even better) hubs...
Loving my PW's.
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Old 02-20-14, 11:44 AM   #6
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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
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Old 02-20-14, 12:31 PM   #7
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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
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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.
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Old 02-22-14, 03:08 AM   #9
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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.
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a loud hub on a nice bike is like a loud exhaust note on a nice car
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