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stewart

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do many pros run freewheels post #1
do many pros run freewheels
 
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jawn

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do many pros run freewheels post #2
I don't think any do anymore :eek: But I'm thinking you meant freecoasters (hubs that allow you to go backwards without the pedals turning backwards), in which case a few do. Most run cassette hubs, that cause the pedals to turn backwards like the oldschool freewheel hubs (but have a different rachet mechanism and typically smaller gearing).
 
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stewart

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do many pros run freewheels post #3
lol yeh i meant like free wheel hubs (not freecoaster or casstte) like one most begineer bikes
 
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jawn

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do many pros run freewheels post #4
I don't think (I could be wrong) any pros run those types of hubs anymore. I know a fair few people who buy their parts like the rest of us that do though.
 
Carsten Bonde

Carsten Bonde

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do many pros run freewheels post #5
None of em do
 
azman

azman

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do many pros run freewheels post #6
A few pros run bigger gearing but not with freewheels i dont think...correct me if i'm wrong there
 
zacaroo

zacaroo

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do many pros run freewheels post #7
u can get a casette driver up to 16t so no need for a freewheel
 
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FT rider

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do many pros run freewheels post #8
I reckon some do, freewheel hubs are kinda better than cassettes.
 
thatotherguy84

thatotherguy84

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do many pros run freewheels post #9
Sean Burns does.

And no they are not better then cassettes, a cassette you can rebuild and they can last you for years and years, a regular old freewheel hub once it goes to shit on you, your screwed
 
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gtbmx0222

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do many pros run freewheels post #10
yeah alot!





in 1993.
 
ATP

ATP

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do many pros run freewheels post #11
I reckon some do, freewheel hubs are kinda better than cassettes.
THey both have there ups and downs. Cassettes overall, are better.
 
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Mountain_goat

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do many pros run freewheels post #12
George French does... or he might be running a G-coaster now.
 
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SeattleBMX

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do many pros run freewheels post #13
mm yeah gsports the only reason i would run a freewheel
 
sledneckadam

sledneckadam

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do many pros run freewheels post #14
Do any pros run the G-sport homer hubs?
 
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Snake Lizard

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do many pros run freewheels post #15
Yes, some british pros do.
 
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Dylan Haro

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do many pros run freewheels post #16
I wouldn't think many pros would run freewheels.

In the long run casettes are better but harder to maintain if you have to take it apart and rebuild it alot
 
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J1m

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do many pros run freewheels post #17
Most freewheels can be fixed by spraying them with WD-40.

NO cassettes get close to the sturdyness of a g-sport hub.
 
superman92

superman92

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do many pros run freewheels post #18
i use cassette
 
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Charles

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do many pros run freewheels post #19
Yeah, some pros run freewheels, they are not bad only reason a lot of pros run cassettes now is for smaller gearing.. I will probably get a g-sport.
 
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FT rider

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do many pros run freewheels post #20
How are cassettes better?Obviously the actual freewheel bit is quite weak, but to be fair the actual hub is much stronger for freewheels, like there is so much more room, bearings can be bigger etc. I bet a g-sport freewheel hub would last longer than any cassette hub around.
 

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