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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by kev211, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. kev211

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    Does anyone know of companies that make loud hubs besides chris king? mountain biking has already cost me an arm and two legs, and i dont want to give up my last on on a hub. So, any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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    if youre looking for a new hub, those are relatively hard to find cheap...
    but you can get a good used Hadley for pretty cheap... thats what i did. while they arent "look at me" loud, they are pretty audible and click twice as fast as Kings because they have 108pt. engagement... super quick reaction
    i guess theyre decently loud, they are just kinda high pitched so it doesnt seem like it...

    and theyre a cinch to rebuild or just re-lube...
    sick, good, and convenient hubs in my opinion...

    I-9's are the loudest i hear on here but i have no experience with these...
     
  3. kev211

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    thanks, but i thought the kings had something like 129 pt engagement? oh well. whatever. thanks. if anybody else knows of any loud clicky hubs, please let me know. thanks
     
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    all the kings i've seen just have 78pt....

    but then again, i dont look at anything over $200:busted:

    i'm a cheap a$$... but i guess i'm kinda broke all the time too...
    (praises Sully for the like $2k worth of parts for a few hundred...)

    **edit**
    i was just checking out Kings website and their hubs have 72 point engagement...
    the thing is that they can take 800ft.lbs. of tourqe to the engagement points because they have more material backing up each tooth because there is less of them...
    now i've snapped a few chains off the line, but 800ft.lbs.? talk about Mr.Universe and beyond!

    i've read a review on Hadleys somewhere a bunch of times and then when i had to take apart my hub, i counted all 108...
    i love mine
     
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    You can put a baseball card in your spokes for about 15 cents?
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    i should do that at a race...
     
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    Loud hubs are for 12 year olds. If you are 12, disassemble your current hub and replace the grease around the pawls with tri-flow mixed 50/50 with Phil's Tenacious Oil.
     
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    urine or gasoline works well also
     
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    ringle abbah.lawwil hubs are cheap about 120 bucks and pretty loud
     
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    hope II pro are probably the loudest hubs i've ever heard and are pretty cheap.

    if you want to sound like a small airplane, and are riding somewhere like SB where you're expected to have a bell but don't want one, then go for it. Keep in mind they're kinda annoying for everybody else though. that said, remove some of the greese from the pawls and it should be pretty loud no matter what hub you're on.
     
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    My Halo SS DJ hub is really loud. Check those out, got mine for pretty damn cheap!
     
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    My Atomlab aircorp hub is pretty darn loud. I started counting how many engagement points and gave up pretty quick there were so many...at least 70 some.
     
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    I would shy away from purchasing a hub based on noise level. You might want to look at such attributes like strength, durability and ease of maintenance. That said, most of the nicest hubs are the loudest...and most expensive. Do you know what hub size and spoke count you need?
     
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    I think the real quesiton before that is; What type of riding? On my park bike I don't care if it's nice, I just wanted one that would make some noise. On a DH bike, engagement points are only important if you're a serious racer. How many times have you been at a race and someone said, "My hub wasn't engaging fast enough so I lost a few seconds"?

    But on that note, My Hadley hub is so freaking annoying, get one of those.
     
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    my I9s arent loud at all about twice as quiet as my ringle, but there is alot of clicks. loudest i have heard was a rinlge
     
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    my old star ratchet dt/hugi hub is the loudest thing i've heard (the newer ones have less aggressive ratchet ramps so are quieter). its knarley. ~8yrs old & still running strong.
     
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    True. BCD's I9 wheels are silent but immediate engagement.
     
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    The transition revolution hubs are quite loud.
     
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    personally, this is my loud hub list, in order of loudest to not as loud

    also, while i wouldnt do it with I9s or Kings, when you remove a bit of the grease from the hope proII you will have a very loud, but not ghetto "clicky" hub

    I9
    King
    Hope
    Hadley
    anything else
     
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    you can also change how loud they are. my 108pt hadleys. are super quiet. matters what oil/lube is used in the hub.
     
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    no but seriously my Funn Bullet hub is pretty loud
     
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    I had some DT Hugis that were pretty loud. This has its advantages and disadvantages. The main disadvantage is when I was riding over to the lift line in Whistler in no hurry and got stuck behind to girls that looked really nice from behind. I was perfectly content to just go slow and watch but they stepped off to the side to let me pass because my hub sounded like a dump truck jake braking.
     
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    ok thanks guys. ya i guess i dont want an annoyingly loud one, but louder than the one i have right now.
     
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    why do you care how loud your hub is? just ride what you have since you said you dont have money to buy a nice hub.
     
  25. cheetaprowlerDH

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    once i do a re-lube, thats how mine is as well... but ususally only for a short amount of time...
    i just use blue watercraft grease with a pretty high lithium content... works well imo
     
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    You can check sound of the Hope Pro 2 hub here:
    Sicklines' review

    As eren said, ringle lawhill is pretty noisy too. Ive ridden lawhill on Judge FR1 in its really loud.
     
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    for pts of engagement on dt hubs...how would you count it exactly...woud it just be the number of engagement you can feel when you turn the hub body 360 degrees

    or do you multiply that number by the # of pawls?
     
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    That works fine.
     
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    and your lube of choice is....
     
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    my pro 2 is stupid loud, almost to the point where i want to put some grease in there to tone it down and make it sound a little smoother. i9s aren't all that loud, they just have a very distinct sound, it's almost like they don't have any engagement points because there are so many they just kind of blur together, haha.
     
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    Mine are retarded loud. Must be something about the grease used to loob the pawls...
     
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    God I didn't want to get in on this Pinkbike Post, but one of the guys mentioned WHERE you ride...
    Fawk. My new DH/Trail bike took a 150mm rear, so my Hadley/MTX setup went into my street/DJ bike.... THAT ****ING SUCKS. Can't be all street-ninja like and poaching wallrides, ledges, whatever cuz I get busted just runnin up to it. Seriously, I ride alone now cuz my buds all got pissed. Noisy biatch. Don't buy a hub BECAUSE it's loud.
    It turned out OK though, cuz I found I like riding street alone, and now my time in the trees is SOOO much more zen-like... all I can here is the sprinkle of dirt flinging off into the leaves...
     
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    Boy that pinkbike post sure fits in with your response. Atomlabs are loud, Ringles from what i understand are not the best but they sure do sound good ya!:disgust1:
     
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    I'm still a sucker for a nice loud hub! Currently on a Hadley which is the finest hub mechanically speaking I have riden yet but has nothing on my old DT Swiss Hugi for pure noise.

    Talk about head turningly obnoxious loud! DT Swiss Hugi all the way! (if you can find one)
     
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    what makes a hub "eneven" some peoples hubs i have heard have a bzzzbzzzzbzzzbzzz(milisecond pause) instead of a constant zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. not me but always wondered why
     
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    from what i remember king has 72 points not 78. also hadley use to have 108 and are now on 72 as well. the hope ss hub has 48 but the regular mountain only has 24.

    i'm a big fan of hopes at the moment as they are a good price and perform very well. also the hub set is even a little lighter than king.
     
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    Hows that, i have 2 sets of I-9's and they sound like angry Bee's.....
     
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    nope. stays quiet forever. till i open it up and clean it again. its just the correct amount of Hadley grease/lube. always theirs. the hub and pawls will last longer.
     
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    Yeah, I've heard his hubs, they sound mean... even when hes just walking his bike.
     
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    probably a noob Q, but the points of engagement are totaled by taking the # of grooves on the inside of the hub and multiplying by two(the two teeth on each pawl) right? thats how i got 108...