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Old 09-02-12, 05:13 PM   #1
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Broken rear hub/cassette

Anyone ever had this issue? About 2 months ago I bought a brand new Trek Superfly Elite AL with Shimano SLX components. Today I was riding with my buddies and while climbing a hill and going over a root I hear a loud pop. I stopped and checked the bike over and I see nothing broken but when I pedal, the rear cassette never catches. I can pedal all day and never move. Luckily I could still coast down the hills but I had a lot of walking up hill on my way back to the truck. Anyone ever had this happen? I will be taking it in to my LBS on tuesday to see WTF!
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Old 09-02-12, 09:57 PM   #2
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Freewheel went bad.
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The freehub body failed. It should be covered under warranty.

Shimano freehubs have gotten slightly better over the years, but they're still no match for heavy and/or powerful riders.
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