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    New question here. Cassette or Freewheel?

    I have decided that it is time to upgrade the freewheel hub that came with my 2003 Kona Unit. I was just wondering if i am best to go with a Cassette style hub such as the one from On-One or keep with a freewheel hub such as the White Industries ENO hub and get a ENO freewheel. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by positron
    I have decided that it is time to upgrade the freewheel hub that came with my 2003 Kona Unit. I was just wondering if i am best to go with a Cassette style hub such as the one from On-One or keep with a freewheel hub such as the White Industries ENO hub and get a ENO freewheel. Thanks.
    If you want to change gearing often go with the cassette. Other than that either works great. I love my ENO FW on the Paul WORD hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by positron
    I have decided that it is time to upgrade the freewheel hub that came with my 2003 Kona Unit. I was just wondering if i am best to go with a Cassette style hub such as the one from On-One or keep with a freewheel hub such as the White Industries ENO hub and get a ENO freewheel. Thanks.
    Personally, I'll never own another freewheel again. They utilize antiquated technology and are a pain to remove unless you have a bench vice or a 15" crescent wrench (neither of which I plan to take on my rides with me). Cassettes are sooooo easy and quick to change. Way worth it in my opinion.

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    agreed with Sparty. i despise freewheels.

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    Do yourself a favor and go with the cassette style. MUCH easier and faster to swap out different cogs, MUCH cheaper ($4 for a cog vs $18 for a reg freewheel and $90 for an ENO!), no gritty, sticky, gummy freewheel action (unless you pay $90 for an ENO), much more chainline adjustability, much more durable than unsealed freewheels (which usually last about one season), plus the cassette cog setup is lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by positron
    I have decided that it is time to upgrade the freewheel hub that came with my 2003 Kona Unit. I was just wondering if i am best to go with a Cassette style hub such as the one from On-One or keep with a freewheel hub such as the White Industries ENO hub and get a ENO freewheel. Thanks.

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