Here’s one we got a look at back at September in the BSD Interbike 2015 Preview. The new West Coaster freecoaster hub that they have been working on over in Scotland. The West Coaster freecoaster starts out with a 6061-T6 aluminum shell with high quality sealed bearings, a 4130 heat-treated chromoly axle, a unique durable clutch design and a triple bearing driver that is designed to to hold up to the heavy abuse these hubs are put through in the streets. Below you can find a little more info about their new drag system that BSD chose to go with…
“We utilized a totally new type of drag mechanism, instead of the usual ‘metal grinding on metal’ spring arrangement we used a heavy friction O-ring to create drag on a highly ground and polished section of the axle. This makes for smooth operation, while generating ample friction to engage the hub.
We tested many different designs of the driver, the all bushing systems we tried had too much wobble, we also tested various configurations of cartridge bearings, they had their own issues. We got the best results using 2 x cartridge bearings, 1 x polymer bush bearing and a C-clip to keep everything simple, steady and solid.”
The West Coaster hub comes in right or left side drive with color options of black or polished, a weight of 1.45 lbs. (660 grams / 23.28 oz.) and have Jersey Barrier Push-On drive and non-drive side hub guards included.
The Hub will be hitting BMX shops and mail-orders that carry BSD worldwide in December, so hit your favorite shop up and see if you can get on that pre-order list today.
View more photos below…
The high friction o-ring.
The polymer bushing bearing.
Jersey Barrier hub guards – Drive and Non-Drive included in the price of the hub.
The West Coaster hub mounted up.
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