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    Loudest high quality freewheel

    Is the Eno freewheel pretty much the loudest high quality freewheel out there? I have shimano and ACS freewheels but need one of better quality and volume. Our trails have lots of blind turns and jokers can't hear. Hence the need for volume

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    eno freewheel

    Yup it is loud. I have one and it does announce itself. It is plenty quiet on the way up for sneaking up and passing people....coasting it sounds like a new fishing reel. It is the best money can buy and expensive at around 80 dollars.

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    i've used shimano and ACS but the one WI eno i have is quite abit louder.

    sounds like a hornets' nest.

    it's also louder than any freewheel hub i've had.

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    Discussed heavily right here on MTBR singlespeed: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=566263

    Videos posted as well.
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    I have seen people mount thumb operated bells on their handlebars for riding buys trails.

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    I have to say that I look for exactly the opposite in a cassette/freewheel - I like the silence of a quiet SS. With a bell, I can choose when I need to make noise for a corner or upcoming drop-off, etc... To each his own, but a clueless hiker may not realize that buzzing/roaring is a bicycle coming - a bell is a pretty good indication that it is something with a person involved.
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    I don't get it!!
    why the fcuk would you want a loud hub?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    I don't get it!!
    why the fcuk would you want a loud hub?
    Easy. It announces how much money you burn on small bike parts.
    The louder, the more expendive.
    "Oh, curious irritating noise. That must be a 200 dollar HOPE!"
    "Deafening fishing real? The über expensive Chris King!"

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    i wasn't suggesting i liked the noise, in fact, i'd prefer a quiet freewheel.

    but pawls are a way of SS life.

    that's one of the things l like about riding fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    I don't get it!!
    why the fcuk would you want a loud hub?
    like I said. I have a couple silent shimanos that I love for riding to work, it's just that we have busy trails. I should better describe. Alot of our trails DH sections will have 10-20 back to back blind switch backs. Basically a ton of burms stringed together to make an awesome flight down. I'm not going to ring a bell at every turn. And I wanted a high quality freewheel with a lot of pawls because I've been racing my bike alot and would like better engagement.

    I don't expect some one to move before they see me. I'm always ready to hit the breaks. I'm just trying pick up the awareness a lil since I'll be upgrading anyways.

    Eno it is. Thanks for the help fellow SS'ers. Keep em cranking!

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    If you want an ENO, talk to Ernersto from Wisconsin on MTBR. He has a NAHBS special going I believe. Search for it. NABHS or SNABHS (adding Shimano as title sponsor) was last weekend, but he may hook up MTBR members. You gotta ask him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonzinmj
    Easy. It announces how much money you burn on small bike parts.
    The louder, the more expendive.
    "Oh, curious irritating noise. That must be a 200 dollar HOPE!"
    "Deafening fishing real? The über expensive Chris King!"
    No, no, no. Totally wrong.

    It tells me when I'm getting lazy. Pedal! pedal! pedal!
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Neither loud hub or bell will aware the Ipod wearing hiker/runner/biker. Not even yelling "rider up" several times at the top of your lungs if they have the correct head phones. I love the look on their face as they are jumping to the side when they catch you out of the corner of their eye in just the right turn, almost makes the 1/4 mile of being stuck behind them and yelling worth it!! Approaching an ipod wearing runner in a blind turn after you rang the bell several times can also be a humurous event.

    maybe an airhorn?

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    so loud it makes hot moms blush!

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    I want to get one of these bicycle airhorns to scare the **** out of the people who can't hear me yelling "RIDER BACK!":


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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    I don't get it!!
    why the fcuk would you want a loud hub?
    Personally, I like the noise. When I got my Hope hubs, I had no idea they would sound like that - I bought them 'cause they were red. The buzz was just a bonus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasiorv

    maybe an airhorn?
    Dude, I have one on my commuter and it rocks. I have literally made people jump it is so loud. It kinda ruins the whole nature vibe on the trail, but all is fair in the urban jungle!


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    Jiggy up a microphone on the drive side seat stay - rigged to speakers on the handlebar - it will scare deer, antelope, and the common house cat.

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    Pardon my ignorance but can you use a WI freewheel on a non WI hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie
    Pardon my ignorance but can you use a WI freewheel on a non WI hub?
    Yup, if you can thread on a Shimano or ACS, you can use the WI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    Yup, if you can thread on a Shimano or ACS, you can use the WI.

    Thank You.

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