Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

Freecoaster hubs are back? Which one to choose?

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

Freecoaster hubs are back? Which one to choose?

Old 02-25-09, 10:03 AM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Freecoaster hubs are back? Which one to choose?

I saw a video the other day were a rider did a fakie to a slider in the pedals. I took a closer look and of course he had a freecoaster (he also rode brakeless). It seems to me that old skool tricks can be performed in a new skool manner and that gives me options to endless varieties of tricks.
I decided that I would like to change to a freecoaster hub. I ride a wethepeople 2009 trust frame, with back brake and currently no pegs (due to injury). I try to keep the weight of the bike as low as possible and so far i managed to keep it at 10.1 killos. Does anybody have any suggestions on a light and strong hub? With a quick search I found KHE and Federal. Are they any good? What is a reverse coaster hub?
TruLocal is offline  
Old 02-25-09, 11:57 AM
  #2  
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4,751

Bikes: Solid AA

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You don't need a coaster to do sliders, but I'd recommend either a Nankai or an older Odyssey Reloader with a Nankai mod.
CMcMahon is offline  
Old 02-26-09, 06:07 PM
  #3  
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Posts: 3,369

Bikes: BMX, fixed gear

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dude who's selling nankai's? or even a reloader? i cant find either, and right now my only options are the newer ones. i've been lookin for a nankai for like 5 months...
Street rider is offline  
Old 02-26-09, 11:02 PM
  #4  
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4,751

Bikes: Solid AA

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Flatland Fuel would have Nankai's and possibly Reloaders; otherwise, try Craigslist or eBay.
CMcMahon is offline  
Old 02-27-09, 09:29 AM
  #5  
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Posts: 3,369

Bikes: BMX, fixed gear

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
https://www.flatlandfuel.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=1093


anyone have thoughts? its cheap-ish, and this is my first freecoaster, so...

Last edited by Street rider; 02-27-09 at 08:12 PM.
Street rider is offline  
Old 03-01-09, 12:14 PM
  #6  
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4,751

Bikes: Solid AA

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The only bad thing I've heard about the Bamboo is that even with all the spacers out, it has pretty tight engagement. Honestly, though, I run mine pretty tight, and you just have to remember to stay loose so you can backpedal if necessary.
CMcMahon is offline  
Old 03-01-09, 12:28 PM
  #7  
Digging in the pain cave.
 
midschool22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 717
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by TruLocal
What is a reverse coaster hub?
Reverse is the model name of a freecoaster from KHE. I have version 1 and 2. I like V2 over V1 because of the shorter gap in engagement.
midschool22 is offline  
Old 03-01-09, 03:04 PM
  #8  
We win all charity rides
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Posts: 3,369

Bikes: BMX, fixed gear

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
well right now im goin between the bamboo and the federal V2... still not really sure
Street rider is offline  
Old 03-01-09, 07:59 PM
  #9  
black betty
 
DeadSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: florida
Posts: 228

Bikes: custom flatlandbike, trek fuel ex8

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
for street, the khe astern is probably the best freecoaster right now. you can adjust the gap without having to take the wheel off the bike. pretty sick stuff. its a 14mm. the v2 is a 'copy' of this hub

if you have a 10mm and arent doing anything crazy id roll with a nankai or a geisha

if you want a cheaper 14mm fc id get the khe reverse. not insanely expensive, solid axle, and its sealed unlike the nankai(nankai is boss though :3) PLUS you can upgrade the internals later on to the astern ones
DeadSailor is offline  
Old 03-02-09, 02:14 PM
  #10  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think for 10$ difference is worth to buy the khe astern. Thanx everybody for the help.
TruLocal is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.