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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:54 am 
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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:

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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:32 am 
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Chris king hubs!


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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:43 pm 
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I think I'll be going with the Hopes. They seem to offer the best noise-quality-price ratio.

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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:42 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:26 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:31 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:36 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:54 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Hügi (Swiss)-hubs not sure if they're still produced.


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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Chris Kings are the loudest road hubs I've heard. Second would be my Tune Mag 170.

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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:28 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:26 pm 
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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

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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:57 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Loudest freehub?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:22 am 
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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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