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Old 05-25-17, 01:31 PM   #1
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White Industries ENO Freewheel 17T

I'm building a new SS Wheelset. Using Sram Omnium's and hoping to try out the White Industries 17T freewheel. Does anyone have any experience with them using a 1/8 chain? I've been told they are able to hold a 1/8 but it's designed for a 3/32.

Also any other 16 or 17t freewheel recommendations will be appreciated.
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Old 05-25-17, 01:33 PM   #2
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They work 100% fine with 1/8th chain. Enjoy.
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It'd be fine. Profile Racing makes great ones too but are more expensive yet.
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ACS Crossfires are very nice at a fraction of the cost of White Industries. I have had one with 500+ miles on it for the last few years and no complaints.

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running izumi super toughness on my WI freewheel.
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ACS Crossfires are very nice at a fraction of the cost of White Industries. I have had one with 500+ miles on it for the last few years and no complaints.
This is exactly what everyone who has never used a White Industries freewheel says.
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Yes, the WI freewheel is well worth the premium. My SS that has one is running 1/8th chain (HKK vertex blue to be exact).

Skip the trials one unless its going on a SSMTB, it's overkill not to mention heavier and more expensive.
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i recommend like a few others, the ACS crossfire. i've got at least three of them and they all work flawlessly. can't imagine how it could be any better, unless it was lighter and cost less.

BTW, this is coming from a guy with two WI eccentric rear hubs (because there is no other option that i know of) and a WI road front hub (just because it matches one of the rear ones on a bike i care about ), and three WI titanium BBs (due to their minimalist design and light weight).

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I'll just add if that if you plan on riding in wet/gritty/muddy conditions, WI is a no-brainer and you will thank yourself repeatedly.
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Yes, the WI Eno freewheel is very nice, but I can't see putting one of them on a $300 beater bike like my bikesdirect Motobecane Messenger, where I find the ACS Crossfire to be completely adequate.
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