Questions about the freehub body

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Questions about the freehub body

Postby henry » May 2nd, 2013, 1:19 am

I've noticed that my ultegra cassette is digging into the splines on the freehub and I was wondering if anyone else was seeing the same issues? I've emailed Chris about this a while back but never got a response.
Here is picture of the marks on the splines made by the cassette:
http://imageshack.us/f/94/img20130316021825.jpg/


Also after doing some research it seems like this is a common problem with ultegra cassettes and aluminum freehub bodies.
Is there any chance of a steel or titanium freehub body being produced that we can replace the aluminum freehub with?
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Re: Questions about the freehub body

Postby Chris Thornham » May 9th, 2013, 9:09 am

henry wrote:I've noticed that my ultegra cassette is digging into the splines on the freehub and I was wondering if anyone else was seeing the same issues? I've emailed Chris about this a while back but never got a response.
Here is picture of the marks on the splines made by the cassette:
http://imageshack.us/f/94/img20130316021825.jpg/


Also after doing some research it seems like this is a common problem with ultegra cassettes and aluminum freehub bodies.
Is there any chance of a steel or titanium freehub body being produced that we can replace the aluminum freehub with?


I'm very sorry that I did not respond to your email. For some reason I did not get the message. I'm not sure why. Again sorry.

Regarding the marks on the hub this is completely normal. You can in theory get a steel cassette body but we do not sell them. There is no performance effect on the wheel or cassette with the marks there and steel cassette bodies are heavier.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

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Re: Questions about the freehub body

Postby pk6526 » August 22nd, 2013, 7:16 am

Hi guys,

I'm contemplating a new bike build and/or an upgrade to Di2 gear shifting on my existing bike. Either would be a significant outlay and so it may not be immediately. If I wait, we're probably going to see Shimano moving to 11-speed cassettes before I can do either. Will these work on my Flo90 or do I need to get a new freehub? Is it straightforward to change this out or is it a full breakdown of the wheel to get at the spoke tensioning etc? If the current Shimano hubs aren't compatible with 11-speed cassettes are there any plans to offer them?

Thanks,

PK
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Re: Questions about the freehub body

Postby Chris Thornham » August 22nd, 2013, 11:59 am

PK,

We have new free hub bodies that we sell for 11spd. They cost $30. It takes about 5 minutes to convert your wheel from a 10spd set up to an 11spd set up and there is no tensioning/truing required. It's very easy.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

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Re: Questions about the freehub body

Postby pk6526 » August 22nd, 2013, 12:19 pm

Thanks Chris - I shall continue planning my fantasy bike! Of course, I'll probably need a disk wheel too...
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Re: Questions about the freehub body

Postby Chris Thornham » August 22nd, 2013, 12:32 pm

The DISC is still not yet approved for 11spd. We are still testing that one. It's the only wheel that is not yet approved.

Just thought you should know that.

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