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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.

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.