Hügi 240 rear hub

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by orbea, May 12, 2004.

  1. orbea

    orbea New Member

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    I have just bought a new wheelset with hügi 240 hubs. The hubs are great, but i have noticed that the rear wheel slows down much faster than my old wheelset with shimano hubs. I think this is caused by the ratchet system (two discs which slide over each other), but i am not sure. There is no problem when i am pedaling. Is there anyone who has noticed the same 'problem'? Has anyone an idea about this?

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  2. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    Yes! When you just spin the wheel in the frame it coasts down much too quickly which is a disappointment, but I never noticed that it slowed me down on a good descent.
     
  3. dennis dee

    dennis dee New Member

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    If you are worried that it robs you energy when ride it, no! This is an inherent quality of HUGI hubs (I've been using one for years). Ordinary rear hub design has 3 rachet mechanisms, hugi does not share this design due to its direct drive system. Thats why they operate rather silently too because of this.
     
  4. orbea

    orbea New Member

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    Thanx for your comments! Good to know that my hub is OK.
     
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