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Originally Posted by HFTB
i have 2 dictas and they always clanky no matter what. Gonna get a White Industries thsi time.
I've noticed my dictas being a bit clanky as well, though its never been a problem.
Among the freewheels I have experience with, I would rank them according to quality like this..
White Industries (highest)
The Shimano freewheels are really the sweet spot in my opinion. All of them are reliable in my experience. I have three or four dictas and they are all clanky, although they have functioned flawlessly. My three ACSs are not very concentric, though very durable (and rebuildable). Shimano freewheels are the sweet spot IMO..I have used a few. They are concentric, smooth, and quiet. The only drawback to the Shimanos that I am aware of is the more limited number of tooth options. The WI freewheel is obviously better, but not five times better, and therefore not worth the extreme cost (IMO).
Of course, if you are really dedicated to singlespeeding, you are better off skipping out on all this freewheel business and going with a SS-specific freehub..then you can buy good shimano BMX cogs for like $5-$6.
Last edited by mihlbach; 03-08-11 at 12:27 PM.