These noisy hubs tend to be in the higher/more expensive end of the range. Is this tendency for noisier hubs indicative of some different technology being used or is it more of a self advertising gimmick? if perfectly good hubs can be made almost silent, why are these ones noisy?
I would expect basic Newtonian physics would dictate that the energy used in moving larger and heavier components, in this case the freewheel pawls, is greater than moving smaller ones. Do these noisy hubs use some other method?
Thats actually a good point.
Noisy hubs tend to annoy me, but ive put the noise envy down to the similarity of a nice 6cyl BMW or Ferrari V10 engine exhaust note.
Or even Harley Davidson, whom have patented their exhaust note!
Is the hub noise an 'engineered' sound? or just a by-product of higher quality parts?