Is riding with more slack on your freecoaster better?

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11/20/2015 7:37 PM

I am currently running a Colony Freecoaster Hub and have 3 slack washers in it. Should I take out one so I have more slack or shouldn't I. Lastly is riding with more slack better?



12/3/2015 8:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/3/2015 8:43 AM

I have about 1/6 of a crank for slack with my coaster. When I first started it was somewhere around 1/3, as I got use to it I settled down the the 1/6. It's a fine line between enough slack to not accidentally engage your drive while not having to much slack where you accidentally bash your knee into the headset while trying a trick that requires pedal pressure. I'm more of a park rider myself I can't speak for the street riders. I have a Demolition Coaster

EDIT: If you don't have enough slack and keep accidentally engaging your drive you want to add slack, you DO NOT want to accidentally engage the drive if while you're doing fakie at a decent speed. It really sucks.