'Museum of freewheel'.
Dammit, I knew I should have charged an entry fee
markobetti wrote:Wow , Boostjuice , what is your opinion since you have the museum:) ; the best long lasting choice ?
WI ENO wins if you don't need dual angular contact bearings, ACS Crossfire the alternative if you do, or need <16T.
Both feature triple synchronous engaging pawls rather than the others which use two (odyssey excepted), so torque capacity is better. The Crossfire has very low noise and over-running drag, the ENO is intermediate in comparison.
The ENO pictured has been used for freewheel crank duties for ~300Km and its ratchet/pawls look completely unscathed from that sort of torque loading, so its got the locking strength, and definitely superb machining quality/tolerances as you can see.
Don't bother with the rest IMHO, Crossfires are basically as cheap or cheaper than the others of inferior build quality.
The Crossfire is finished very nicely and obviously a huge step up in quality from the Claws line. The ratchet profile is laser cut rather than broached like most cheaper freewheels so it 'should' be that the parent metal is harder than the lesser types (Note: ENO ratchet profile is rotary milled, from very strong parent metal).
The tensile 96click looks nice, but has way too much freewheeling drag. Also, because it uses the pawls/springs from the 60 click version, they don't seat properly in the valleys of the ratchet profile. Rather, they contact the very tip of each ratchet tooth = inferior design, handicapped torque handling.
Also, Crossfire 13T is the better option compared with the Odyssey 13T. Lower freewheeling drag and lateral bearing play and looks way cooler! Both feature 3 synchronous engagement pawls, so strength should be much the same.