is my hub messed up?

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10/13/2013 11:01 PM

ok so my bike NEVER accelerates. i have to keep on peddling but when i ride my friends bike its way faster and clean. whenever i do the bowl at my local park its so hard cause my bike doesnt keep its speed. i changed my tires and it helped a bit, im buying a new rear wheel in a couple of days but i was just wondering if it is the hub?

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10/14/2013 12:42 AM

Try higher tyre pressure?

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10/14/2013 4:33 AM

What gear ratio are you running?

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10/14/2013 5:14 AM

Run atleast 2.5 gear ratio. High psi tires and sealed bearings in your hubs help a lot.
My ratio is 3.333 with 110psi in each tire and sealed bearing all around. I roll for dayysss.

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10/14/2013 11:02 AM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Run atleast 2.5 gear ratio. High psi tires and sealed bearings in your hubs help a lot.
My ratio is 3.333 with 110psi in each tire and sealed bearing all around. I roll for dayysss.

im running a 2.7 gear ratio with 110 psi tires and sealed hubs so i think it is my hub but ill update you guys when i get my new one.

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10/14/2013 11:06 AM

You could regrease the bearings in your hub it's pretty easy just need bike grease and an exacto knife......or a higher gear ratio.......I'm running 30 to 9 with 110 psi gotta work harder but you cruise fast

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10/14/2013 12:02 PM

eskimojay wrote:

You could regrease the bearings in your hub it's pretty easy just need bike grease and an exacto knife......or a higher gear ratio.......I'm running 30 to 9 with 110 psi gotta work harder but you cruise fast

im just gonna buy the new hub anyways lol i was planning on buying one anyways i have an excuse now. i run 25-9 and cult dehart 2.35s

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10/14/2013 1:46 PM

2.35 will roll slower than skinnier tires. There is no real reason to go past 2.25

What hub do you have now and what one are you looking at?

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10/14/2013 3:10 PM

Gump wrote:

2.35 will roll slower than skinnier tires. There is no real reason to go past 2.25

What hub do you have now and what one are you looking at?

i like the big tires anyways and my other ones were shit. right now i have a cinema tungsten wheel in front and back. im building a shadow stun rim highlighter yellow with shadow raptor hub in black. i dont need a new front rim. what do you think?

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10/14/2013 3:20 PM

the driver is probibly over tightened

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