Surly Fixed/Freewheel Hub

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Bloodhound, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Steffen L.T.

    I was looking for a good cheep hub to attach a FW to, and found this one that looks good:
    "Finally, a fixed/free flip flop hub for your mountain bike at a reasonable price. Throw a thread-on freewheel on one side for everyday riding and a track cog on the other side for when you’re feeling really frisky"

    I get the "flip flop" part, and I THINK the "fixed/freewheel" means you can mount a FW on one side OR use a regular cog on the other side with a FFW system. Can anyone confirm this? If so, that would allow for good future options, no comps though.

    Anyway, has anyone tried one and/or know if they are any good?

    Here is a link

  2. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

    the bearings in the hub are junk. the flip flop part just means both sides of the hubshell are threaded. theo went through a few of these this last summer on his azonic. i dont know how the bearings would hold up for trials but i guess it's worth a shot.

  3. Tanner

    Tanner Well-Known Member

    well, toosicks (a 250lbs gorilla who destroys parts) rides a surly hub in the back, and nothings ever broken on it