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    SS freewheels w/ sealed bearings ?

    Is the White Industries ENO the only one?

    I'd prefer a 16 tooth.

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    They make a 16t so long as you use a 3/32 chain. FREEWHEELS — White Industries Am I missing something?

    Box Components is probably decent, though I have no experience with it and have no idea if its got sealed bearings? very little info on website. Buzz Freewheel
    Rigid SS 29er
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    Fat Lefty
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    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    I was asking if White Ind is the only one w/ sealed bearings.

    Thanks.

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    I am under the impression that White is the way to go, but you can clean and maintain a cheaper freewheel to make it last a long time.

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    I just put a Box Components Buzz on my daughter's bike and I have a White Industries on my trials bike. The Box has more POE and is quieter. Both have sealed bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightFattie View Post
    I just put a Box Components Buzz on my daughter's bike and I have a White Industries on my trials bike. The Box has more POE and is quieter. Both have sealed bearings.
    Hmmm, when I talked w/ Box , they said the Buzz does not have sealed bearings.

    These are sealed bearings:
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    FYI - Looks like the ACS PAWS HD Freewheel has sealed bearings.

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    I use the White Industries FW on my commuter bike, the thing is bomb proof. Not sure I would consider anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by client_9 View Post
    Hmmm, when I talked w/ Box , they said the Buzz does not have sealed bearings.

    These are sealed bearings:
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    Those are cartridge bearings which are also sealed. Not all sealed bearings are cartridge.


    Quote Originally Posted by client_9 View Post
    FYI - Looks like the ACS PAWS HD Freewheel has sealed bearings.
    no thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    I use the White Industries FW on my commuter bike, the thing is bomb proof. Not sure I would consider anything else.
    exactly
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    Fat Lefty
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    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Canfield Riot SS
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    ROS9 SS
    GT Peace 9R SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by client_9 View Post
    Hmmm, when I talked w/ Box , they said the Buzz does not have sealed bearings.

    These are sealed bearings:
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    This indicates the Box does have sealed bearings....not sure, I haven't had any need to disassemble.

    BMXmuseum.com Reference / Box Buzz

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    When most of us think "sealed bearings," we think of cartridge bearings with rubber seals on them. I don't think it would be practical to design a freewheel with bearings lie that. The inner and outer parts of a freewheel are basically bearing races in themselves.

    But a freewheel that has some sort of sealed mechanism is a good idea. So what freewheels have a good sealing mechanism?

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    It is the awesomest one.

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