Freecoaster Prices

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9/28/2014 4:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/28/2014 4:01 PM

Sorry, rant coming...


I've noticed that freecoasters are ridiculously priced...especially the KHE clones. Honestly the company cranks out a shell and sources the internals. Why do they cost more than almost all cassettes at this point? You can build a cassette wheel for the cost of a freecoaster HUB. 180 bucks for the same thing a different company sells for 160, which is still too much. Just frustrates me because I want to replace mine but not if its gonna cost me 180 bucks.

And yes I know they need to make money but the cost has to have come down now that everyone makes one.

Dumb.

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9/28/2014 4:14 PM

I think they are totally overpriced, but you could just get the demolition for 150? thats pretty cheap considering others are 180

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9/28/2014 4:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/28/2014 4:29 PM

Freecoaster prices are beat. I'm glad I got mine used. If I didn't then I'd still be on cassette. Maybe demand drove up prices? If the demand is high then people will pay what they gotta.

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9/28/2014 4:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2014 9:02 PM

The demo wheel with a zero rim is 170 with thr danscomp discount. Mine is solid and has tons of slack. Plus it fits primo freemix guards

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9/28/2014 5:21 PM

bmxsteve99 wrote:

The demo wheel with a zero rim is 170 with thr danscomp discount. Mine is solid and has tons of slack. Plus it fits primo ...more

The demo fits the primo guards? Did you have to spread the frame at all?

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9/28/2014 5:37 PM

demands

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9/28/2014 5:42 PM

bmxsteve99 wrote:

The demo wheel with a zero rim is 170 with thr danscomp discount. Mine is solid and has tons of slack. Plus it fits primo ...more

bmxfromma wrote:

The demo fits the primo guards? Did you have to spread the frame at all?

Nope, it replaces thr cone nut, all you have to do is a a spacer, empire will include the right size one if you ask. Otherwise thr lip on thr non drove side doesn't contact thr bearing and unscrews itself when you try to spin it

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9/28/2014 5:52 PM

I think it's funny how a demo rotator wheel with a 15% coupon is the same price as just the freemix hub with no guards

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9/28/2014 5:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/28/2014 5:57 PM

I found the rotator hub for 135 on ebay but I don't want a black one.

And demands can't be completely accurate because they've been similar cost since I got my reloader in like 06, with similar internals, and almost no demand back then.

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9/28/2014 6:56 PM

Maybe having to pay KHE for the internals(patent?) drive the prices up.

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9/28/2014 6:57 PM

one try kid wrote:

Maybe having to pay KHE for the internals(patent?) drive the prices up.

I didn't think they held the patent because the khe design was based off of the yu-hub design

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9/28/2014 7:09 PM

threaded driver and clutch. does anyone know who actually holds the patent for this system?

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9/28/2014 7:25 PM

tomdon wrote:

threaded driver and clutch. does anyone know who actually holds the patent for this system?

http://www.google.com/patents/US20080200292
looks like khe does own the patent

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9/29/2014 7:20 AM

^^^ That patent is just for the adjustable gap through the axle. The main drive mechanism is probably close to 100 years old and well out of patent if it ever had one.

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9/29/2014 9:51 AM

Id rather pay 150-180 for a coaster than 200-300 for a cassette (*cough*cough*Profile.)

I mean its not that much more. $150 for the Demolition Rotator, most cassettes are $120+. Some cassettes are even more than some Coasters (Odyssey, Gsport, Shadow, Profile, BSD, etc.)

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9/29/2014 10:36 AM

most quality coasters are cheaper than quality cassettes. people just cry about freecoaster prices too often

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9/29/2014 10:38 AM

MaximusBikes wrote:

I think they are totally overpriced, but you could just get the demolition for 150? thats pretty cheap considering others are ...more

most expensive coaster=180 most expensive cassette= 450 so nah they arent

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9/29/2014 10:45 AM

MaximusBikes wrote:

I think they are totally overpriced, but you could just get the demolition for 150? thats pretty cheap considering others are ...more

saltyjax139 wrote:

most expensive coaster=180 most expensive cassette= 450 so nah they arent

Just wait until profile walks in with their signature wobble-coaster
It's gonna be 400+

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9/29/2014 10:55 AM

MaximusBikes wrote:

I think they are totally overpriced, but you could just get the demolition for 150? thats pretty cheap considering others are ...more

saltyjax139 wrote:

most expensive coaster=180 most expensive cassette= 450 so nah they arent

bmxsteve99 wrote:

Just wait until profile walks in with their signature wobble-coaster
It's gonna be 400+

anything profile is expensive bro

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9/29/2014 10:58 AM

saltyjax139 wrote:

most expensive coaster=180 most expensive cassette= 450 so nah they arent

bmxsteve99 wrote:

Just wait until profile walks in with their signature wobble-coaster
It's gonna be 400+

saltyjax139 wrote:

anything profile is expensive bro

Nice observation!
Never realized it until you mentioned it!

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