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 Post subject: new hub design!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:01 pm 
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was looking on kickstarter and came across this..



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 Post subject: Re: new hub design!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:09 pm 
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I've seen it too and think it looks pretty nifty but it's not clear how sturdy they are or what the total set up cost for a rear wheel would be. Ill wait till they come as standard.


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 Post subject: Re: new hub design!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Nice design and looking forward to seeing it on an MTB. However there's nothing new about keeping the cassette on the frame while the wheel is removed.


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 Post subject: Re: new hub design!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:00 am 
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Not sure about it at all, my instinct tell me that the skewer/axle part only insert partially into the cassette. I can't see any way it will be as secure or long lived as a normal arrangement.


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 Post subject: Re: new hub design!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:17 pm 
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I keep thinking back to how we were told freehubs are better than freewheels because of the bearing spacing. This must have a similar compromise with the axle not being supported fully.


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 Post subject: Re: new hub design!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
Nice design and looking forward to seeing it on an MTB. However there's nothing new about keeping the cassette on the frame while the wheel is removed.


Agree - there are very few genuinely new things in the world of bicycles - someone, somewhere has tried it before. :)


In general - not sure about the design at all. Can see what they're trying to achieve but to the average cyclist of the type likely to take a wheel off a bike, is it that much harder, really, to flick to the smallest cog and pop the lot out? Not sure the benefits are convincing for me - esp. not with how infrequently I'd be likely to take advantage of them. Can also see it being a draw back if I pop the wheel out and chuck the bike in the back of the car - more likely, you'd think, to bend the bolt holding the free hub in place.


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 Post subject: Re: new hub design!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Surely you would still have to "release" the back brake to clear the tyre on a mtb?


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 Post subject: Re: new hub design!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:08 am 
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I like the initial voice over by ''Garfield the cat ''..............some close ups would belay fears that this system is actually secure and will not wear quickly.


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