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Clicky freehubs

cgarossicgarossi Posts: 729
edited May 2010 in MTB general
I like clicky freehubs! I love the sound. It just sounds like good engineering for some reason.

Unfortunately my freehub doesnt click so much. Does anyone know what freehubs make a good clicky noise? :D


  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781

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  • AtzAtz Posts: 1,383
    Always good when you're chasing down (or being chased by) someone with Hope hubs. You know exactly where they are as they sound like a chainsaw.
  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    hopes are the loudest hubs I've heard

    I don't like 'em, mine remind me I should be pedalling :wink: :oops:
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  • cat_with_no_tailcat_with_no_tail Posts: 12,981
    Tune make some pretty damn loud hubs.

    tbh though, there are more important things I look for in a hub. (like colour :lol: )
  • P-JayP-Jay Posts: 1,478
    I must be deaf. Honestly after about 15 seconds of owning my Pro2's (had 3 sets in total), the only time I hear them is when I'm pushing my DH bike.

    Don't be fooling into thinking I'm some kinda Steve Peat style pedal king ether ha ha.
  • flowproflowpro Posts: 64
    I got a set of crank bros Iodine's.

    Clicky is not the word they sream on fast runs. Sound great all the guys in front hear me coming now. No more "excuse me" or "rider coming past" they have already moved over buy the time I arrive at full tilt. :D

    I used to laugh at pepole with noisy freehubs but now i understand.
  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    i wish my spin doctor was louder

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  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    Hercule Q wrote:
    i wish my spin doctor was louder

    Card in the spokes :wink:
  • flowproflowpro Posts: 64

    Might buy some more wish i was 10 and not 30+.
  • cgarossicgarossi Posts: 729
    Do Hope freehubs only fit in Hope hubs?
  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    flowpro wrote:

    Might buy some more wish i was 10 and not 30+.

    Would that not do the same thing as reflectors and snap the spokes though
    cgarossi wrote:
    Do Hope freehubs only fit in Hope hubs?

    I think so yes since each hub is designed differently
  • DoombrainDoombrain Posts: 360
    my ultegra makes a hell of a noise.
    LOL road riding.
  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    I like the noise too. Not convinced it sounds like good engineering to me though.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    i had a hope rear hub once before and it sounded awful, the clicking wasnt at all uniform and sounded like all sorts of bits of metal were randomly rattling around.

    i much prefer the sound of a dtswiss hub, they still click, not ll that loudly but they sound like pure precision.

    i like the sound of chris king hubs too, they are very loud but sound very precise, unlike hope!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    RealMan wrote:

    he had to spin that fast.

    try this. ... 6N8gVo3x0Q
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  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,250
    I love clickly hubs :lol::lol: Think Pro 2's and Abbah/Lawwills (Sun) are the loudest.
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Hercule Q wrote:
    i wish my spin doctor was louder
    I thought mine was fairly loud, at least compared to my XT hub, it's almost totally silent! Getting a hope one soon, we'll see what that's like!
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  • my halo combat hub sounds pretty damm sweet, although i havent heard any hope ones, so nothing great to compare it too really :)

    i look forward to a big hub spinning competition next time im with a big group of riders to hear whos is the nicest
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I still love the sound of my old, original, hope bulb on my old bike.
  • paulboxpaulbox Posts: 1,203
    Glad I read this thread, I thought there was something wrong with my Hope... :oops:

    It is very useful as I often ride along a canal towpath, just stop pedaling and the walkers can here me a mile off!
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