Alloy freehub cuts

paulbnix
paulbnix Posts: 631
edited January 2015 in Workshop
I am thinking of getting some wheels with an alloy freehub.
I have read about the damage that Shimano cassettes can do to the freehub splines.
I have a SRAM cassette and wondered if the same problems occur.

Comments

  • frisbee
    frisbee Posts: 691
    Yes, an SRAM cassette is chewing up the alloy freehub on one of my wheels. Well, apart from the lower gears that are on a plastic spider.
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    Most steel cassettes will chew the aluminium splines on the freehub body to some extent - you just need to weigh up if the weight benefits of the alloy freehub outweigh the longevity benefits of a steel one. Having said that, I still have a set of EA70s from 5-6 years ago (with alloy f/h) which are a bit chewed, but still fine in use...
  • peat
    peat Posts: 1,242
    I have a chewed freehub. It causes the cassette to rattle now.

    Can I replaces just the outer body, or is it a bigger job?
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Peat wrote:
    I have a chewed freehub. It causes the cassette to rattle now.

    Can I replaces just the outer body, or is it a bigger job?

    A freehub is pretty much the body, a couple of bearings and the pawls. Chances are you won't get the bearings out without damaging those so really, once the body is gone so is the freehub. Maybe you can find a cassette that is all in one piece to fit - that shouldn't, hopefully, rattle.
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