Let’s take a closer look at the new East Coaster DTC Freecoaster hub.
If you caught the new Kink 2017 Frames and Parts Catalog, you might have noticed the updated version of their East Coaster freecoaster hub that has been available for a while now. The East Coaster DTC freecoaster starts out with a 6061-T6 aluminum shell with 60002-2RS sealed cartridge and 7905 Angular Contact sealed catridge bearings for additional side load support and a heat-treated 14mm hollow chromoly axle inside. The 9-tooth driver has a SCE108 Needle Bearing and a 6802-14 Sealed cartridge bearing to keep you pedaling smooth.
This freecoaster hub utilizes the KHE Internals that many freecoaster hubs use, allowing you to adjust the slack with different washers.
What’s new on this hub versus the original is the new Dual Threaded Clutch (DTC) that allows left or right side drivers to be installed without having to open the hub or replace the clutch. If you want to go from Right to Left side drive, you simply switch out the driver and that’s it. If you look closely at the Clutch pictured above, you can see they have threads going in both directions criss-crossing, which allows for both drivers to work.
The DTC Freecoaster is also compatible with Kink’s Rear Nylon hub guard and Universal Drive Side hub guard, so you can protect your hub and spokes from grinds on both sides.
You can pick up the East Coaster DTC freecoaster in matte black, matte Nightshade and Silver with a weight of 24 oz., right or left side drive for $129.99 through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Kink BMX worldwide now.
You can purchase a replacement East Coaster DTC clutch for $24.99 and a driver for $59.95 if you wanted to switch from right to left or vice versa.