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Old 12-15-12, 03:31 PM
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Genuine Shimano freehub hubs are just a better design than freewheel hubs, so I'd recommend them by default.

I've had a few freewheels stop spinning well from grit or whatever inside, but I've never had a Shimano freehub go bad. I'm sure they fail eventually, but I've had the same one on my winter bike for many years and the bike sits outside just about all winter long. It's been submerged in a creek as well and having done no maintenance on it I'm happy.
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