Loudest freehub?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
wojchiech
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by wojchiech

Stolichnaya wrote:The Soul hubs are also loud.


+1, the 2012 Soul-Kozak Road hub has a magnetic (springless) ratchet system that makes istvery loud when free-wheeling at higher speeds. Even when descending and the wind noise picks up, you can still hear the freehub. Very low maintenance too - no loose parts to grease besides the magnetic ratchet, and the freehub body is steel so no claw marks from cassettes. I have the hub laced to an aluminum rim - I'd imagine on tall carbon rims it would amplify the sound even more. :beerchug:

biotin
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by biotin

Chris king hubs!

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Devon
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by Devon

I think I'll be going with the Hopes. They seem to offer the best noise-quality-price ratio.
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by OwenJames

Ha, yeah the Tune Mag 170 is pretty loud.

The loudest I ever had on road was a POS Hubsmith thing I got as part of a wheel build. That was very loud, but also complete and utter crap, and broke in a matter of months.

I don't think we should just be focusing on the volume however, but also the tonal qualities of the sound, and the clarity of each individual CLICK. As well as being into bikes, I am also an audio God (nerd), and would happily start an archive of freehub click sound samples, which can then have their SPL and wave shapes analyzed.

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by gitsome

My Zipp v7 is damn loud but I like it as it helps warn others of my impending presence especially since so many are spaced out and don't ever look over their shoulders or seem to have any awareness of anything other than themselves these days, its gotten terrible in NYC.
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Just in NYC? Self awareness on the bike. Now that's a novel idea.
It would avoid 99% of all accidents.
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Yes, sadly. The explosion of bicycles and cycling in recent years has only made it 1000 times worse. It was better in the 80's and early 90's when nobody but those who took it seriously would do it, it was probably 1000 safer when it was unpopular and considered dangerous. Now its just awful. Not to mention iPhones, iPods, gigantic headphones, attached dogs (and iguanas), razor scooters, dollar vans, etc.
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I guess you would need to step up your game and be a lot more self aware.
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by el condor

Hügi (Swiss)-hubs not sure if they're still produced.

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by jpanspac

Chris Kings are the loudest road hubs I've heard. Second would be my Tune Mag 170.
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by bombertodd

jpanspac wrote:Chris Kings are the loudest road hubs I've heard. Second would be my Tune Mag 170.


Chris King's are quite compared to many hubs. They used to be loud but they're barely audible when riding now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z018IeCZO24

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by kode54

yes, the Soul magnetic hubs were the loudest that i've had…in order of loudness

--Soul--loud, noisiest hub i have ever owned
--DT Swiss 240 that needs grease--pretty loud
--Tune 170--noisy and slightly above my threshold
--CK R45--about right
--DT Swiss 240 that has been greased and upgraded with 36 teeth
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9070 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9070 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + Campy SR11 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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by bman11

I have the DT 240's, the CK R45's, and Tune Mag 170's. The Tune's are the loudest by a long shot. They sound awesome! I was a little bit surprised by how quiet the CK's are. I also have a set CK ISO disc hubs on my MTB, they are loud and super awesome!
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OwenJames
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by OwenJames

Tip- take your Tune Mag170 apart, clean out and degrease the ratchet and pawls, and regrease with the superlight grease that Easton do. It will be even louder. :)

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