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    ENO freewheel worth it?

    This is actually going on a road bike but I don't know where else to ask...

    I know my gearing already so this won't be a costly ratio experiment.

    I got the ENO rear wheel being built now so need a freewheel. shimano is 9 dollars, acs is 20ish, and eno is 75.

    I'm going to be putting A LOT of miles on this freewheel, and also a lot of torque climbing in 48-18. Besides the engagement being faster are there any other perks? more reliable? from what i gather shimanos are made to spin forever but just have crappy engagement.

    is it really worth 70 dollars more than the Shimano for road riding?

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    Worth every last penny. I run a number of bikes with freewheels. Some with ACS some Shimano, both good, but the only ones I trust are my eno's.

    I road all winter in snow and road salt, only the eno's still love me.

    Plus, I have also heard of incidents of spontaneous combustion when using a cheap freewheel on eno hubs. Be safe. Don't forget those hubs will last forever so you might as well go with a freewheel that will too.
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    I am a believer in ENO big time....granted only after 2 rides and only having ACS as a comparison, but I feel as if I am riding my Kings on the XC bike. Much more robust in every regard. I for one will not try to cut costs on the drivetrain again.

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    FoShizzle, you have awesome avatars.

    ENO. period. I've riddden many miles with them.

    I have 4 ENO freewheels. All good.

    Are you using the ENO eccentric? If so, think about experimenting with the ENO track cos and lockrings...yum!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    FoShizzle, you have awesome avatars.

    ENO. period. I've riddden many miles with them.

    I have 4 ENO freewheels. All good.

    Are you using the ENO eccentric? If so, think about experimenting with the ENO track cos and lockrings...yum!!!
    Thanks. I am thinking about this as my next avatar, what do you think?

    EDIT: actually felt bad posting such an awful picture initially. how bout this one?

    p.s. Do ENO freewheels come in other than red?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    FoShizzle, you have awesome avatars.

    ENO. period. I've riddden many miles with them.

    I have 4 ENO freewheels. All good.

    Are you using the ENO eccentric? If so, think about experimenting with the ENO track cos and lockrings...yum!!!

    Looks like it's pretty obvious which I should buy. Yes, i got the eccentric 130mm for an IF crown jewel I picked up a few weeks ago. I'll be sure to post pics in a week or two when i have all the parts.

    I'll probably play with the fixed side some but I know I don't want fixed. My last road bike(RIP) was flip flop and I definitely used both but the freewheel is much more friendly on centuries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Thanks. I am thinking about this as my next avatar, what do you think?

    EDIT: actually felt bad posting such an awful picture initially. how bout this one?

    p.s. Do ENO freewheels come in other than red?

    "The ENO Trials Freewheel (green) will take on more abuse...we machine a chunk of steel, case harden, and then plate it. We use a six pawl mechanism which gives you 72 points of engagements. We are ready, are you? Freewheels available in 18t only"

    I do like the one you have one right now. please don't insult the forum by posting the Pres. I am a shamed Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    "The ENO Trials Freewheel (green) will take on more abuse...we machine a chunk of steel, case harden, and then plate it. We use a six pawl mechanism which gives you 72 points of engagements. We are ready, are you? Freewheels available in 18t only"

    I do like the one you have one right now. please don't insult the forum by posting the Pres. I am a shamed Republican.
    hmm I wish I hadn't seen this post. I didn't need to know there was an even faster engaging version....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    "The ENO Trials Freewheel (green) will take on more abuse...we machine a chunk of steel, case harden, and then plate it. We use a six pawl mechanism which gives you 72 points of engagements. We are ready, are you? Freewheels available in 18t only"

    I do like the one you have one right now. please don't insult the forum by posting the Pres. I am a shamed Republican.
    My apologies Ernesto....I too am a Republican. Let me make it up to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    p.s. Do ENO freewheels come in other than red?
    According to their website, should only be Red with Trials being Green...That said I have several 16T Blue...
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    Yeah, and I don't quit...

    [QUOTE=ernesto_from_Wisconsin]FoShizzle, you have awesome avatars.

    Hate to go WAY off topic, but FoShizzle's avatars, while very un-PC, always bring a smile to my profile. Please don't stop. I need the entertainment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookykinkajou
    hmm I wish I hadn't seen this post. I didn't need to know there was an even faster engaging version....
    twas meant to be installed on the crank not the hub, but who cares...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    According to their website, should only be Red with Trials being Green...That said I have several 16T Blue...
    mmmmmmmm.....blue. i want blue

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    Good job! Baaahhhhhhhh!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    FoShizzle, you have awesome avatars.

    Hate to go WAY off topic, but FoShizzle's avatars, while very un-PC, always bring a smile to my profile. Please don't stop. I need the entertainment.
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    Oh yeah, relative content : ENO Freewheels rawk! \m/ Only 6 months on mine, but has gone through the gnarliest of Winters and is like butttahhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    According to their website, should only be Red with Trials being Green...That said I have several 16T Blue...
    Only the 16T ENO is blue. The bearing(?) and cog carrier is smaller diameter than the other sizes.
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    The answer is simply....put it on and forget about it. Low maintenance and high performance.
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    ENO. I have one and it was expensive, but I am happy.
    For a build below about $800, I would go with a cheapo freehweel.
    Anything else, get the ENO.
    It's quite possibly the most important part on a singlespeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    ENO. I have one and it was expensive, but I am happy.
    For a build below about $800, I would go with a cheapo freehweel.
    Anything else, get the ENO.
    It's quite possibly the most important part on a singlespeed.

    I quite agree with your last sentence, but don't limit yourself to a $$$ build. I swapped out the shimano freewheel that came on my bike (a solo-one, $450) for an ENO, and I could not be happier. The most noticable improvement of the ENO freewheel over the shimano was a faster engagement. The ENO freewheel is also noisier, which I like.

    I figured $70 for one freewheel that lasts a long time and performs better, or $15-$20 for a freewheel that performs worse, and that I may have to replace every year. Maybe I bought into the hype too much.
    Last edited by Greenfix; 06-24-2005 at 11:12 AM. Reason: spelling

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