Got hope hubs? Noisy bees
Listen to this, I know how fast I am going by the angry bee noise following me. This is fastPosted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
My ti glide with titanium freehub from 1994 sounds very similar, very loud ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ sound when you freewheel – brilliant for ensuring pedestrians are aware of you.
Fantastic riding in the vid, gives a reals sense of speed and like others have said that’s some serious skills on a bike.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Such an exciting rider on teh bike, love the way the bike’s all over the place but he’s just such a centre of calm on top
Aren’t hope upping the engagement with asymetric pawls? (so that instead of 4 pawls engaging, 2 engage at a time, twice as often) Could explain the zzzzzzzzzPosted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Just watched it again, jeez he’s fast through those berms, even the cameraman lets out an exclamation or giggle every so often.
Viewing that sort of skill level with those speeds involved and the smoothness of his riding style makes my attempts at “pinning it” to look rather ungainly and mediocre to say the least, I might as well face up to the truth….I’m never going to be that fast nor as talented on a bike ever.
Phew!….thank god that’s the pressure off me now,i guess i can have another whisky and put my feet up to watch it again 😀Posted 4 years agomrmonkfingerMember
Aren’t hope upping the engagement with asymetric pawls? (so that instead of 4 pawls engaging, 2 engage at a time, twice as often) Could explain the zzzzzzzzz
From an engineering p.o.v. its impossible to genuinely get full and even spread of load across more than 2 pawls. High numbers of multiple pawls are a bit of a gimmick. Asymetric engagement will be a really easy way for Hope to halve the engagement time.
While there are multiple pawls in every freehub, at any one moment only one or two are typically engaged with a tooth. For the sake of trivia, no matter the number of pawls engaged, at a given instant in the wheel’s rotation all of the driving force is placed on one pawl.
^ this isn’t quite[/] correct – slight play in hub shell & freehub bearings would allow more than one pawl to take loadPosted 4 years agochivesMember
Great riding – I wish I could get anywhere near that level of ability / speed!
On the hub pick up thing – I’ve been running Pro 2 evo with modified pawls (2 pawl engagement – 48 point pick up) for a while now, seems to work fine. Not sure it sounds as cool as that though (probably cause I’m not riding at mach 2 !)Posted 4 years agocruzcampoMember
bike build here
– Hope Pro 2 hubs laced up to Stan’s ZTR Flow rimsPosted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
Unbelievable riding. I liked the way you could see his front wheel washing out and skipping in one or two sections. That would have had me lifting off pin panic but it doesn’t phase him.
As for the noise, he had a front mudguard on. Could it possibly have had rubber flaps on the end of the mudguard like my Raleigh Striker or Boxer did, so you could fold them back on themselves and create that noise?Posted 4 years agocynic-alMember
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Aren’t hope upping the engagement with asymetric pawls? (so that instead of 4 pawls engaging, 2 engage at a time, twice as often)
I’ve read that only 1 pawl ever engages even when 2 or 3 are meant to*, so it would make sense to me to try and do this to improve pick-up*
* how they know this is beyond me!Posted 4 years ago
** useless as fast pick up is.benjiSubscriber
Damn that’s quick! Stuff like that terrifies me…
You aren’t alone, very impressive skills, interested to see at one point rather than steering with the front of the bike, he flicks the back of the floor, and then puts it back down in the direction he wants to then be going.Posted 4 years ago
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