Old 11-08-16, 10:23 AM
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How much Drag in Coaster Brake Hub vs ...

I hear people say Coaster brake hub has too much drag.
Is this something that you can measure with instrument or something?

I feel the coaster brake hub on my cheapy $300 bike feels pretty darn smooth and low drag when I spin the wheel on the bike. Even with the wheel off, the everything feels pretty smooth when I spin the axle with my fingers.

If you're riding, say in a 100-mile charity ride; do you think switching the cheap coaster brake hub to an expensive Shimano Freehub is worth the trouble?

How much less "work" in terms of Joules do you think a freehub would be?
How much faster in terms of cruising speed do you think it would be?

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