The Set dropped a sneak peek of their new Terrorist cassette hub that’s due out soon. No information released yet, but I’d imagine it won’t be long until more information is available.
It would appear that Profile Racing just got some white Elite hubs in stock. These super clean hubs come in right side drive only with a 3/8″ female axle and your choice of 9 or 10 tooth drivers or 12-18 tooth cogs. Have your local shop get at Profile to get a set ordered up today!
Effraim at Flat-Matters just dropped this on me and my brain exploded. Bizhouse dropped this quick clip giving you a sneak peek at their “Ratchet”… system? No description, no real information but what I’ve gathered from this video is this.
They’re working on either a sprocket or some sort of bottom bracket that works like a ratchet wrench would work. When you pedal forward it engages and allows you to pedal, but when you are not putting forward pedal pressure on it, it allows you to freely roll backwards without pedaling. Similar to how if you are tightening a nut, you wrench and then pull it back to reset and tighten more.
Essentially this allows you to run a freecoaster without having to replace your rear hub.
I’m not going to lie, this is blowing my mind. Effraim is going to try and get a few answers out of Sean at Bizhouse about this one, so hopefully we can get some answers here soon.
What do you guys think?
Did you pick up an Odyssey Antigram hub recently? Well they want to thank you for your purchase. All you have to do is snap a photo of it for Instagram and you could win yourself a $75 gift certificate. Easy as that! Get on this.
“Here’s an easy contest for you guys to win $75 to spend on our ONLINE STORE. If you own our ANTIGRAM HUB, simply take a picture and post it on Instagram with the tag #ANTIGRAM.
Even though it doesn’t sound as catchy, Twitter users can Tweet their Antigrams too!
Contest ends December 31st, 2012.” – Odyssey
We gave you a preview of the new Mutant Bikes Owl hubs during Interbike in September. These unique hubs work on a sliding female axle which not only look really clean and work really well, it simplifies things and even creates a stronger female axle. In the video above, Nuno gives you a look at how quick you can install two hub guards and 2 pegs on the cassette hub and it also gives you a look at how the sliding axle system allows you to tighten both sides down by simply tightening one side due to the sliding axle. I believe these hubs will be hitting shops in early 2013 so start saving now!
“We designed and developed the Fe-Male system to maintain the look of a female hub with the possibility to use pegs without bending axles or breaking bolts.
With the Fe-Male axle, you can use 14mm pegs, but if you don’t use pegs, you just need to put the spacer washers.
To tighten the hub is very simple, just adjust the wheel by hand on both sides, make sure the axle is minimally centered and then give the final tightening with a tool in just one side, it will be properly tightened because the axle slides from one side to the other.
The advantages of the Fe-Male axle are:
Easy to tight
One single axle for a male or female hub