2012 Fulcrum Racing 7

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by coyote72, 28 Jul 2012.

  1. coyote72

    coyote72 Active Member

    I have just purchased a set from Ribble arrived today, so fitted cassette and put them on and to my surprise they are quiet as a mouse.
    Has anybody else got the new wheels and do there`s run quiet on freewheel, very impressed with them and had no problem fitting Conti Ultras onto them.
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    I always run quite freehubs/wheels. Currently Ultegra's.
    Hate loud clicky freehubs/wheels.
     
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  3. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    I know it's probably not true, or they wouldn't make them.. But I always think that a clicky hub would loose energy in the clicking. :eek:
     
  4. Judderz

    Judderz Well-Known Member

    Got a set of handbuilts a couple of weeks ago, very quiet (105 hubs), as opposed to the Rodi Airline Evo's that came on the bike (noisy as hell).
     
  5. Mike!

    Mike! Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    My fulcrum 7's are very noisey! It's the only thing i dislike on my "best bike", my Boardman CX is much nicer in freewheel
     
  6. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    ^ ^ ^ This.
    My Fulcrum 7s are so noisy you hear me a long time before you see me.... Consequently, they're winter wheels only now.
     
  7. DrLex

    DrLex merely the moocher

    Location:
    Zummerset
    The noise of my Racing 4s acts as an advance warning of my approach on the shared path that I use daily, so no complaints here. (Also acts to encourage me to keep pedalling on the road sections, so I can ninja pass other cyclists...)
     
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  8. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    My Fulcrum 3's & Mavic Cosmic Carbones have a noisy freewheel, great when approaching walkers or horse riders. I must admit though the silent 105 hubs on my handbuilts is lovely when coasting along and all you hear is the hum of the tyres on the road
     
  9. PaulSecteur

    PaulSecteur Specialized fanboy

    I use the freewheel sound to remind me I should be spinning my legs!
     
  10. doctornige

    doctornige Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ this. Fulcrum 5 here.
     
  11. The Brewer

    The Brewer Shed Dweller

    Location:
    Wrexham
    Mmmm I'm in two minds. I like when the clicking noise warns people on shared paths I'm approaching, but my Easton's seem to roll quicker and silent....I call the Easton's squirrel killers
     
  12. PJ79LIZARD

    PJ79LIZARD Über Member

    Location:
    WEST MIDLANDS
    I like the noise of my fulcrums, can be used to announce your presents around country lanes, and also remind you to change gear and stop coasting lol!

    It would be nice to know if they've changed the more recent models to a more quieter free hub.
     
  13. CopperCyclist

    CopperCyclist Veteran

    I have Fulcrum 5 clicky freewheel also. I'd prefer silent, but not to the degree that I'd change them before I need to, or possibly even bother researching it on the next set!
     
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