We’ve been working hard on this one and after a lot of trial and error we are now ready to release the first BSD freecoaster hub, the West Coaster. With a unique drag system and a hefty triple bearing driver we are confident that the West Coaster offers a higher performing and more durable hub to the freecoaster market. The hub also comes with push on drive and non drive side Jersey Barrier hub guards.
We utilised a totally new type of drag mechanism, instead of the usual ‘metal grinding on metal’ spring arrangement we used a heavy friction O-ring to create drag on a highly ground and polished section of the axle. This makes for smooth operation, while generating ample friction to engage the hub.
We tested many different designs of the driver, the all bushing systems we tried had too much wobble, we also tested various configurations of cartridge bearings, they had their own issues. We got the best results using 2 x cartridge bearings, 1 x polymer bush bearing and a C-clip to keep everything simple, steady and solid. Everything sits on a heat treated chromoly 14mm male axle built for your peg grinding pleasure.
Our new West Coaster hub will be in shops from early December…
BSD WEST COASTER HUB FEATURES:
– 6061 T6 aluminium shell
– 4130 heat treated Chromo axle and wheelnuts
– High quality sealed bearings
– Unique durable clutch design
– Custom triple bearing 9t driver
– Push on guard cone design
– Jersey Barrier push on drive and non drive side hub guards included
– RHD or LHD
– Black or polished
– Weight 660g
Get the full spec and more pictures on The WestCoaster Hub page here >