Tagged: Freecoaster

Kink LHD/RHD Switchable Freecoaster Clutch


This is the kind of wild, money-saving, problem solving solution that got me into BMX journalism in the first place… Kink BMX have come through with a great invention for traditional freecoaster clutches, a dual tapped clutch thread; essentially making your coaster L/RHD switchable simply by changing the driver (ie. not taking out the axle and changing the clutch too) I’ve found that 2015 has been the year of idiot-proofing freecoasters, and this is definitely a step in the right direction in that respect.  No word on a release date but I’m sure this will be coming out on more than just Kink’s coasters if it gets licensed out.  Nicked from The Union’s Kink Interbike 2015 coverage.

Eclat Blind Hub Updated Internals


After the unveiling of the Eclat Cortex clutch coaster a few days ago a lot of inquisitive souls were asking ‘what happened to the Blind hub?’  While it was always public the Blind would carry on being made, what wasn’t made known was that Eclat were updating/simplifying the internals.  A few people had issues with the large circular spring that held the pawls down so it has been replaced by three seperate coiled springs, one for each individual pawl, that slot into the adjoining pawl housing to hold them down.  Having personally tested one of these with the updated internals I can say, even as a huge coaster sceptic, that this thing is solid.  Photo pinched from The Union.


Eclat Cortex Freecoaster Preview


Our good friends at Eclat posted this sneak peak photo of their new up coming coaster on their Instagram page.  The Cortex is a clutch-type freecoaster as opposed to a pawl-type mechanism found on the Blind hub, ideal for those who are accustomed to the feel and function of a traditional coaster.  While rumoured to have the same old run-of-the-mill KHE internals, I can say with the utmost certainty that this is not the case.  The Cortex utilises Eclat’s own resistance system which eliminates the outdated ‘two-hardened-sprung-bearings-wearing-away-at-your-clutch-from-a-gaping-hole-in-the-middle-of-your-axle’ system as well as a method of keeping the clutch from clamping the drive-side bearing.  Keep an eye out for more info/ specs as they come.

Fiend Freecoaster


With all the excitement here on the site recently this one nearly slipped through the cracks but Fiend‘s freecoaster is out now.  Here’s what Fiend’s website said about it;

“Featuring a CNC machined alloy shell that’s been trimmed down to reduce weight and to look more like a cassette hub than a freecoaster our hub takes advantage of KHE’s proven (Proven to… coast backwards?) freecoaster internals and a hollow chromoly 14mm axle with alloy hardware. We’ve also included 3 slack washers for the rider to adjust their preferred amount of slack. Weight 21.3 OZ”

Animal Bikes 2015 Sneak Peek


A few months ago, I got the privilege to go visit the Animal Bikes warehouse on a dealer’s night and see what the guys were cooking up for the upcoming year. Between a huge jam that was going out on in the parking lot, sitting down to talk about upcoming parts and apparel, and all the free pizza and beer you could possibly drink, the hours flew by.

Luckily, I was able to get some pictures of parts that’ll dropping soon, along with some more info on what went into making them a reality. With that being said, let’s get started on this. Click through for more…

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Sunday Thundercoaster Wheel


Freecoaster’s are pretty much the go to choice for every street rider these days, and now the chaps at  Sunday have made it even more friendly on your wallet to own one.

Their new affordable Thundercoaster wheel starts out with a basic freecoaster hub that uses KHE-style clutch internals laced to the Thunder double wall rim. This wheel is available for $219.99 and can be picked up at your local Sunday dealer today!

Odyssey Clutch Freecoaster


Here’s another look at Odyssey‘s new Sean Sexton signature Clutch Freecoaster they announced the other day, as seen on G-Sport George’s Instagram page. Word on the street is that this uses a traditional clutch style system, but with some major differences. I’m really hoping those are 14mm female bolts, but I doubt it…

This prototype is also a LHD version, so expect to see both RHD and LHD options form the initial release, as well as hub guards. Apparently it’s pretty close to production so maybe this thing will be out by the end of the year?