no chain noise, how?

kevcampbell Posts: 125
edited September 2009 in MTB general
i remember my old cannondale chase 2, 2004 model

didnt use to make noise while riding along and not pedalling and i dont think it used to make a noise if you did something like pedal backwards

how is this done? what is on the bike because some bikes make a noise when you are not pedalling, but how is no noise possible like it was on my old bike?
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  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    Some bikes have virtually silent clutch mechanisms in the freehub body.
  • some older shimano ones were really whisper quiet

    Hope hubs on the other hand, you can measure them on the richter scale
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