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Drive Train Question(2 posts)

Drive Train QuestionReed Weedakowski
Sep 22, 2003 6:25 AM
I'm new to this road bike thing so please excuse any non -bike lingo I may use to discribe my problem. Simply stated, when coasting and then re-beginning my pedaling there seems to be a delay in the engagement of the rear hub. It seems that the pedals move about 1/2 to 1 inch before I feel engagement. The hub is a Bontrager on Bontrager Race wheels that came standard on the new Klein Aura X. I use King hubs on my mountain bike and there is no delay at all.
King hubs engage faster...biknben
Sep 22, 2003 6:45 AM
King hubs engage faster than most (if not any) other hub on the market. There's nothing wrong with the Bontrager hub. The King is just better.

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From the King web site:
All of our rear hubs utilize our patented RingDrive™ engagement mechanism. RingDrive™ uses 72 engagement teeth on each drive ring. That means the hub engages over 3 times quicker than the standard 24 tooth pawl-type freehub. Trying to get started again in the middle of a steep uphill section? Going for the surprise jump to drop your buddies? This unique design offers instant and positive engagement that's capable of handling a torque load of over 800ft/lbs, or over three times more than most other high end hubs we've tested. It is the heart of our hub and all rest is built around it.