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    Coolest sounding XC rear hubs?

    What's your vote for the coolest sounding XC rear hubs?

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    king or sun ringle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoaohohohoh
    king or sun ringle...
    Someone said the Sun's sound like Kings... is that true?
    Are they as good as Kings? As expensive?

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    King...easily

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDad
    What's your vote for the coolest sounding XC rear hubs?
    The one that makes no sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDad
    What's your vote for the coolest sounding XC rear hubs?
    I like the Hugi "rattle." The older ones were louder and made more of a clunk, which I liked even better. The King "buzzing bees" annoys me.

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    I always loved

    the sound of my campy veloce hub (not exactly XC)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDad
    Someone said the Sun's sound like Kings... is that true?
    Are they as good as Kings? As expensive?
    They sound similar, not exactly the same. I think kings are a bit louder. They are on par with king in quality and not as expensive, just a good alternative to the kings and hadleys.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperNewb
    The one that makes no sound.
    yep. I love the sweet sound of silence that my Magura hub makes.
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    I'll third the silence

    Originally Posted by SuperNewb
    The one that makes no sound.
    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    yep. I love the sweet sound of silence that my Magura hub makes.
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    Silent clutch no argument

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    Silence
    I like to ride bikes.

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    silence

    silence
    nearly obtainable with shimano or campagnolo and just the right amount of grease

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    Add me to the

    Silent crowd

    Silent hubs are better for sneaking up on hikers and scaring the pi$$ out of them. Which brings up a question that I will save for it's own thread.
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    King, Sun Ringle, Shimano's

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenspokes
    Silent crowd

    Silent hubs are better for sneaking up on hikers and scaring the pi$$ out of them. Which brings up a question that I will save for it's own thread.
    Oddly enough the older Shimano hubs are very quiet - my Parallax qualifies as silent. You can compare 4 different hubs here all hubs were recorded at the same level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDad
    What's your vote for the coolest sounding XC rear hubs?
    Mavic Crossmax, reminds me of the old card in the spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperNewb
    The one that makes no sound.

    Yeah... I love the silence of my "oldie but goodie" Sunn hubs.
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    I'm in the almost silent crowd

    On my SS I run WTB Laser Discs and they are pretty quiet. My gearie bikes run XT's and they are comparable to the WTB's. I've scared the piss out of many a person on any of the three bikes. Had other riders complain that they can't hear me coming up behind them on my SS even though I run a tensioner off the rd hanger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDad
    What's your vote for the coolest sounding XC rear hubs?
    Yeah, I have one of those older Shimano hubs that they spec'd on police bikes. It makes NO sound. It's on my commuter / occasional trail bike. It is nice to only hear the buzzing of tires.

    I know my wife would vote for the old loud Hugi's or White Brothers. Or even the hubs they put in the composite 3 spoke wheels a few years back - they sounded like a clock on speed, TOCK-TOCK-TOCK-TOCK

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    Nobody likes

    the DT Swiss 240s hub sound? I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STrackMike
    On my SS I run WTB Laser Discs and they are pretty quiet.
    I think these are similar to or even made by American Classic. My Am Classic Disc hubs are very quiet. I like. The engagement isn't as instantaneous as Kings or even my XTs though.

    My brother has some older ones on his Xizang which are LOUD. Sun or White Industries. perhaps. No sneaking up on anyone with those. Seems like they'ed cause some loss in efficiency they are so loud. Mentally I'd feel like it was dragging me down anyway.
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    Used to hate the sound of Chris Kings...

    ...until I owned a set. Now I love that zipper buzz. My Hopes also sound kinda' loud and cool. It's not so much that I like having loud hubs but noisy freewheeling definitely lets slower riders know you need to pass :-D

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    White Industries FreeWheel. Not as loud as CK, but the buzz denotes pure quality...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman
    White Industries FreeWheel. Not as loud as CK, but the buzz denotes pure quality...

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    I've got some of those on a road set and they do sound cool... very metallic/mechanical sounding.

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