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Old 12-21-21, 10:26 AM
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Campagnolo freehub sounds

Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with either Campag Zonda or Scirocco wheels and how loud their free hubs are?

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Old 12-21-21, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mrwang199432 View Post
Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with either Campag Zonda or Scirocco wheels and how loud their free hubs are?

Mark
All depends on the lube you use. With a light grease on the pawls, they are pretty quiet. With light oil they are still not real loud.
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Originally Posted by mrwang199432 View Post
Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with either Campag Zonda or Scirocco wheels and how loud their free hubs are?

Mark
My Zonda is surprisingly quiet for Campagnolo (previously had Athena and Chorus freehubs).
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Seem lots of videos on utube and Zonda's all sound loud, but on forums most people say they are pretty muted!
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Old 12-21-21, 11:14 AM
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It might be relative to what the reviewer is use to from previous products.

Also, some like a noisy free hub others don't. Coming from a relatively quiet Shimano free hub to a very noisy DT-Swiss free hub all I can say is it doesn't annoy me almost two years later as much as it did when I got it.

I mostly just consider it a reminder not to coast so much.
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Old 12-21-21, 12:41 PM
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My Shamal Utra is practically silent which I like.
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Old 12-21-21, 01:35 PM
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I've had several sets of Zonda / Racing 3 wheels -- they were all very quiet. The Sciroccos I had were not nearly as quiet.
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Old 12-22-21, 04:24 AM
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A lot of Campag and Fulcrum wheels use the same free hub, which I would say is quieter than my Mavic Ksyriums were, but noisier than Shimano hubs seems to be. Personally, it doesn't bother me but YMMV.
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Old 12-22-21, 05:45 AM
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There's a way to make a freehub quiet. Keep pedaling.

Kidding aside, I ride Zondas, a lot, I never notice the noise of the pawls.
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Kind of wanted them to be loud haha, don't judge.
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Old 12-22-21, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by mrwang199432 View Post
Kind of wanted them to be loud haha, don't judge.
Then you want Chris King hubs.
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Old 12-22-21, 03:11 PM
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My Zondas are not loud at all
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Old 12-22-21, 07:13 PM
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The Scirocco freehub is pretty quiet.
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
There are youtube vids on how to make your hubs louder. The safest, most sensible method is replacing the pawl springs with stronger and higher quality springs (not just trying to bend the stock springs with pliers which is asking for trouble). And don't forget to re-lube if you mod. Some modders don't re-lube and I think is asking for trouble.

I didn't do it but it seems to be a thing / fad in my country and other poor countries like India.
I don't know why but I have a handful of older Campy wheels and some are silent and other aren't I prefer the quiet ones but I guess you get what you get.
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Old 12-24-21, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
There are youtube vids on how to make your hubs louder. The safest, most sensible method is replacing the pawl springs with stronger and higher quality springs (not just trying to bend the stock springs with pliers which is asking for trouble). And don't forget to re-lube if you mod. Some modders don't re-lube and I think is asking for trouble.

I didn't do it but it seems to be a thing / fad in my country and other poor countries like India.
Sorry, this is very poor advice. Not sure why people insist on trying to be smarter than the manufacturers and "fixing" stuff that's not broken.
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