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    New question here. Rear Hub

    Does any one know who makes the loudest rear hub? I've heard them at some DH events on the pros bikes, but i was more worried about gettin out of the way than checkin out their wheels. Any ideas?

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    good question.

    keep in mind though that there is some variability in loudness even for the same hub meaning not all Kings are necessarily gonna sound the same, at least not when you first get them depending on how packed they are with grease.

    Kings can be pretty loud and definitely have a distinct sound which is sweet. One of my King wheelsets was not loud at all which bummed me out, but it still had that unique buzz.

    Industry nines are reported to be pretty loud by some but not by all...i find them middle of the road loud.

    I think Hope Pro 2 hubs may be among the loudest mainstream hubs for sure. Maybe not the best engagement for some riders but good hubs, light, and pretty loud for whatever reason. My Hope bulbs were sort of loud too but not as loud as the newer Pro 2 model.

    Hadleys too can be loud and are pretty popular in DH riding.

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    If you want a little less expensive but loud, the Sun Ringle Abbah lawmill. Mine are pretty loud.....gotta love that buuuuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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    a friends DT swiss TI are really loud, its on a TI bike tho, so the whole bike amplifies it. ummm I love loud hubs

    but every bike and hub are different,
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    but the only problem is....when you run illegal trails and you don't want to be heard.....loud hubs are for XC
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    Ringle Abbahs are pretty loud....but like SMT sorta said, when you are riding in certain locations you really don't want people to be hearing that wonderful buzzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebfreerider510
    Ringle Abbahs are pretty loud....but like SMT sorta said, when you are riding in certain locations you really don't want people to be hearing that wonderful buzzz
    Oh come on, like you guys are all 007 on your bootleg trails, and need silent hubs. Give me a break. If the trail is worth riding, there will be more noise coming chainslap and tires buzzing than your freehub. Furthermore, thanks for propagating the idea on a public message board that mountain bikers, especially those on freeride bikes, poach trails and choose their equipment based on that activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    Oh come on, like you guys are all 007 on your bootleg trails, and need silent hubs. Give me a break. If the trail is worth riding, there will be more noise coming chainslap and tires buzzing than your freehub. Furthermore, thanks for propagating the idea on a public message board that mountain bikers, especially those on freeride bikes, poach trails and choose their equipment based on that activity.
    you said what i was thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    Oh come on, like you guys are all 007 on your bootleg trails, and need silent hubs. Give me a break. If the trail is worth riding, there will be more noise coming chainslap and tires buzzing than your freehub. Furthermore, thanks for propagating the idea on a public message board that mountain bikers, especially those on freeride bikes, poach trails and choose their equipment based on that activity.
    no way are bikes are super silent....all you here is the wind....we land butter smooth....rustling leaves make more noise
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    no way are bikes are super silent....all you here is the wind....we land butter smooth....rustling leaves make more noise
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