If you follow BMX, then you know that freecoaster hubs are the new black. Unfortunately though, these hubs have a tendency to blow up, and it’s not unheard of for some of our riding friends to have to rebuild their hubs 2-3 times a year.
Enter Profile Racing. This company has a legendary reputation for solid cranks and hubs, and their new free coaster hub is hopefully no different.
The hub was in development for over a year and uses a spring and pawl system. To disengage the hub and make it freecoast, you have to pedal backwards. Depending on how you internally adjust the hub, that could be a slight back pedal, a half turn, etc…
One unique feature is that the hub is convertible. Should freecoasters slip in popularity, you can remove a spacer to make it function like a normal cassette hub. Retail is set at $320 and availability is set for Dec 1st.
An XD Driver is now available for their range of MTB hubs. They retrofit on any existing MTB model and retail for $79.99.
On the road side, their hubs are now 11 speed compatible by simply installing or removing a spacer that sits on the freehub body.