Battle of the Freecoasters
*** Update: This project was put on hold indefinitely and was never put into production. We have since developed and released an improved freecoaster hub and wheel design based on traditional clutch technology. Please check out our Kink East-Coaster hub if you are looking for a great freecoaster! ***
With nearly every brand putting out another freecoaster these days, it’s probably no surprise to see one more popping up on the internet. Nearly a year ago we started developing our take on the freecoaster, and it’s a bit different than anything else you may have seen. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the hub Tony Hamlin has been riding for the last several months and hopefully this answers a few of those.
You’ll notice this is our standard cassette driver, with a few crucial modifications. With the addition of our unique retention ring and coaster pawls, our cassette is easy transformed into a freecoaster.
Probably the biggest advantage to the Kink freecoaster system; it’s a simple upgrade to the existing Kink Incite cassette hub only. Simply purchase a few parts to upgrade your driver to a freecoaster. Another advantage is that you can have an 8T (or 9T) freecoaster, which doesn’t currently exist on the market. Of course if you aren’t feeling the freecoaster, you can easily switch it back to a cassette.
Tony Hamlin giving his Incite freecoaster setup a workout back in August.