The product sneak peeks are starting to flow heavily with Interbike just one day away. Today we popped open Facebook to see a preview of the new Cortex freecoaster that Eclat are working on. No set details on just what is inside, but we would bet that it’s not your typical stock KHE Internals. We would assume since the Blind freecoaster has freecoaster and cassette abilities and can be switch from right or left side drive that the Cortex is going to be a more “standard” freecoaster that is more affordable than the Blind hub. We’ll just have to pick the Eclat guys brains when we see them…
Odyssey coming through hot with this banger of a promo video featuring Sean Sexton putting his signature Clutch freecoaster to heavy use! Watch as Sean puts together some dialed lines while getting some insight on the hub! Below are details, but you can also learn all about the hub by hitting the link below…
Learn more about the hub here: INSIGHT: ODYSSEY – CLUTCH FREECOASTER
“The Clutch is a traditional clutch-based coaster hub design that eliminates all of the problematic elements on ordinary hubs and only keeps the parts that work. A new, super-strong axle, bearing configuration, and drag mechanism design stops the need for constant repairs. Equipped with external slack adjustment (can be adjusted without removing the rear wheel), and a plastic hub guard. Patents pending. Shipping now worldwide.
Sean Sexton Signature
Super-durable bearing arrangement throughout
Maximum strength axle design
Unique external slack adjustment feature
Super-durable drag mechanism design
$189.99 USD Retail (Hub and Guard)
36-hole, 2014-T6 aluminum shell
Female inbound axle
Left or right hand drive
Compatible Hub Guard (included, but optional to use)
22.5 oz / 640g
COMPLETE WHEEL OPTION
Laced to a Hazard Lite rim (coming soon)”
Profile Racing have released three new colors for their Z-Coaster Hub for those of you looking for a little flavor beyond black. The Z-Coaster hub is now available in red, blue and yellow through all BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Profile Racing worldwide, or direct from the Profile Racing webstore!
Learn more about the Z-Coaster Hub!
Considering buying the Profile Racing Z-Coaster freecoaster hub? Here’s a video from Adam LZ giving you some insight into the hub that he has been running for a little over a month now. Adam takes you though all the details about the hub, pros, cons and some of his personal experiences with it. Despite the price tag, it sounds like he’s real psyched on it. Check out the video above!
“Is this mysterious BMX hub worth the insane $358 price tag?
In this video we will explore pros & cons of the hub, in addition to how it works.
As soon as the hub came out everyone wondered if I was going to ride it or not… I saw it as a pretty cool opportunity to try out something new and to make a review about. I really want to start doing more reviews, and this was perfect because there isn’t any videos about this hub that aren’t made by profile themselves. As with all my reviews, I try to touch on the positives and negatives instead of just addressing one side of the topic. I’m very happy with my hub thus far, but will you be? It’s DEFINITELY expensive, whether it is worth it or not is up to you. As I said in the video, you’re more than welcome to try out mine before you order one- just hopefully I’m in your area some time soon!
I tried using my new wide angle lens for this review. Not really the best use for it, but it was cool to switch things up. In case you were wondering, I was NOT paid by Profile for making this video. I would never make a commissioned review without specifically telling you guys in the video. Your trust means more than a few dollars to me any day.
Thanks for watching, I hope this helps clear some things up!”
The other day we were cruising around on Instagram and we came across a photo of a new freecoaster hub from Proper Bike Co. that they just released. We were curious if there was anything special about this hub or if it was just another “clone” of the other options available. So, we got ahold of Proper to find out just what the story is.
Although this hub uses the traditional KHE internals that a lot of the other freecoaster hubs out there use, they did do their research to ensure quality, so they created their own 6061 shell with high quality 6002 bearings, custom designed 7075 cones, a 155mm long, 14mm heat-treated chromoly male axle, 17mm chromoly axle bolts with a 6mm broach and a 9-tooth chromoly driver that is available in right or left side drive with colors of black, polished and oil slick. There is also an optional non-drive hub guard made from Ultramid® Nylon that replaces the hardware to prevent spending of your frame. Below you can find a full explanation from Jamie Cameron about this hub.
Profile Racing dropped this new video featuring Dillon Leeper talking a little bit about the new Z-Coaster hub and just how the freecoaster works. There’s also a handful of riding clips where Dillon puts the hub to good use. Take a closer look at see just why this American made hub is so good.
Merritt just dropped this promo for their brand new Final Drive Freecoaster that is out now! Watch Brandon Begin, Jim Borio, Charlie Crumlish and Brett Silva put the hub to damn good use in this dialed BMX video. Highly advise you hit play on this!
“We used a traditional clutch style system paired with our 9T Diamond Driver (the driver comes with a lifetime guarantee). Our driver replaces the small bearings, the most common source of failure in freecoasters, with polymer bushings along its entire length. The hub shell is super slim and CNC’d 6061 aluminum with a hollow chromoly axle. The hub comes set with maximum slack but adjustment washers are included to reduce slack if desired. Available in RHD and LHD.”