showdown wrote:When I wrote that these hubs were loud I wasn't kidding..
Wow, unless you're referring to the 16/8 rear hub, I find these Bitex(-style) 6-pawl hubs to be very quiet, actually. BikeHubStore and the 289g and 277g set (rear hubs identical) is my go-to set of hubs for semi-custom builds I offer. All the customers I have sold to have comment on how quiet these are compare to say, DT 240s, Kings, or even Alchemy. I've ridden all three and I agree. These are quiet. They sound like a sewing machine, just purring quietly in the background..
What I can tell you is that carbon fiber deep dish will typically amplify the freehub's volume.. so perhaps that is what you are experiencing.
Other than slow-to-Canada shipping, these hubs are great, and I'll continue to order them for the wheelsets I build.