Madera have released their new Gulf Coaster freecoaster hub!
Here’s one we’ve been waiting on. Madera have released their Gulf Coaster hub for you to get your hands on. If you’ve been wanting a Z-Coaster from Profile Racing, but couldn’t quite afford the $357+ price tag, you’re in luck. This Gulf Coaster utilizes the same internals as the Z-Coaster, but has a different shell and no customization options like the Z-Coaster does as far as colors, axle, bolts, driver and slack rings. This one comes in 36-hole, right side drive with a 14mm axle, 90-degree slack ring and black for the only color. The hub is available for $244.99 through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Madera worldwide, or direct from the Madera webstore. No word if they will have this hub available in left side drive in the future, but we would imagine that’s something that will be an option.
Either way, they’ve found some ways to make a more affordable version of the Z-Coaster hub, which is a perk! Learn more below!
“The Madera Gulf Coaster
Madera is proud to announce the release of the Gulf Coaster: an American-made coaster hub built with Profile Racing’s patented Z-Technology.
Simplified design and limited options allow for a more affordable, yet still high quality Z-style coaster. This style coaster allows you to engage and disengage the cassette within and thus have a more durable and consistent hub.
The hub is available now in a complete wheel or on its own. It comes ONLY in black with a 14mm solid axle and a 90 degree (1/4 crank) slack ring.
The hub weighs 624 grams/24.5 ounces and works with various Madera and Profile hub guards.”
You can check out more photos and details over on the Madera website now!
What do you think of the Gulf Coaster hub? Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments below!