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Old 09-27-03, 07:27 AM   #1
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Who makes the loudest freehub?

I am in the early stages of assembling a new wheelset, and I
really prefer a loud freehub.

I have a Ringle SuperDuperEight right now, and it's pretty loud, but I seem to recall Hugi's and or Sachs' to be rather distinctive as well. Anybody heard one of these and care to comment?

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Thats an odd request. Usually people want their bike to be quiet. I haven't heard a ringle to compare but the Hugi's are very loud. Does sach even make a hub anymore?
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this way people know he is coming so he doesn't have to ride over them. i guess he doesn't want to but baseball cards in his spokes for the same effect.
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I meant an odd request on here. I should say a lot of people I know want the loudest highest end sounding hub. Mine will be loud but still not the loudest
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i should have used sarcasm brackets. gar! i hate not being able to talk sarcastically online.
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Probably the loudest hubs are ChrisKing they are best described as sounding like a small motor
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Old 09-27-03, 03:10 PM   #7
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this way people know he is coming so he doesn't have to ride over them.
stinkyonions is right...when I get up behind some unsuspecting slower rider, I just backpedal for maximum effect.

Oddly enough, I don't think I've ever noticed the Kings being loud. I have to check that out.
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I use a King hubset - all of my buddies say that's what makes me fast - the sound of 10,000 angry bees is so annoying that I never stop pedaling.
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I too have a King set.It is loud,engagement is awesome.Everyone knows what you have by the noise!
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Yea, great components - I've used that hub for 3 years, without a hitch - I did buy the rebuild tool, and serviced it once. I think I went through 3 hubs proior to King - good, solid, (exspensive), loud product.
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Huffy, but that loud sound is generally the hub beginning to seize up.
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I've ridden with people who have Chris King hubs and they make a sound ike a cross between a buzzsaw and a fishing reel. My next hubs will be Chris King hubs. My Mavics on my roadbike are fairly loud too.
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Huffy, but that loud sound is generally the hub beginning to seize up.
Yes, but the hubs found on Huffy bikes generally make that noise regardless of whether it's freewheeling.
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I had Hugis on my tandem. It had a rather loud, but pleasant sounding winding, solid ratcheting noise. ...... a tough, strong, macho, mechanical noise.
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I love loud hubs. I'm pretty sure the Chris King's are the loudest I've heard. I love a loud hub. I hate my XT's because they're practically silent. If I could afford the King's and didn't already have a nice wheelset I'd buy some
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I am in the early stages of assembling a new wheelset, and I
really prefer a loud freehub.

I have a Ringle SuperDuperEight right now, and it's pretty loud, but I seem to recall Hugi's and or Sachs' to be rather distinctive as well. Anybody heard one of these and care to comment?

Thanks.
I assume you want a loud free hub so you can be heard. How about getting a bike bell (is that what itís called these days?)
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Bell on MTB = Dork
Loud Hub = part freak (wanted to use another word but it would be censored)

Big difference
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How about getting a bike bell (is that what itís called these days?)
I don't think I could sacrifice the extra grams
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Then scream really loud!
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Then scream really loud!
I don't see how that would hold my spokes together :confused:
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My S-Works mtb wheelset use a hugi freehub. It has a distinct click, but I think that Chris King hubs are louder. The new Campy Record freehub certainly has it beat for freaking noise!! ..that's what's on my road bike. and it's loud!
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You definately would not want Atom Labs hubs, very silent.
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You could fake it by clipping a card to your seat stay so it rubs on the spokes
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Thanks to all for the input.

My goal is not simply to be louder. If that were the case, I would just carry a freon horn and scare the bejeebus out of everyone within a half-mile radius.

My rationale is that more freehub noise = more pawls = quicker engagement + more strength.
(silent clutch notwithstanding)

I'm pretty sure I'll go with the Chris King...I've had good experiences with his headsets in the past.
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