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Attention single speed and fixed-gear fanatics! Now this road bike or mountain bike hub allows you can ditch your chain tensioner!
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Avg. Customer Rating:
5 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
By MudmanVerified Reviewer from Maine on 4/17/2009
Mfr customer service, Replaceable parts, Symmetric, Workmanship
Describe Yourself:
Avid Cyclist
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about WHITE INDUSTRIES White Industries Eno Eccentric Rear Hub:

I have ridden this hub quite often for 3 years. Have replaced the (sealed) bearings once and nothing else. They are a common size (6902-2RS), meaning they are available and cheap. The ones that come with this hub are enduro brand.

Symmetric design (flanges are both the same distance from center of the wheel) means your wheel's build will be very stiff, strong and durable. This hub has a huge axle, and it bolts on very securely, so again, stiffness on the rear of your bike.

The eccentric concept works very well. At first it may take you some time to get the wheel on right, but with practice it gets easy. I can do it in a minute or two with a multi tool on the trail, though using that method I would like to have a third arm. Its easier at home with a 3/4" wrench to hold the perfect tension on the chain with one hand, and in the other hand a foot long pipe used to easily get enough tension on the bolts. The wheel is always set and forget as long as I tighten the bolts well. Not sure if your experience would be different with breezer style dropouts. Mine are large flat aluminum dropouts.

White Industries has top notch customer service as well.

One other thing, I love my shimano freewheel that I use with this, it is very quiet, gets gritty when its really submerged in mud but seems to self-clean 100% after some dry riding, and the engagement is actually superb in my 32:18 gear ratio. It would be nice to have a white industries freewheel, but what I'm getting at is you may be very happy without one.

Now onto the bad: (this won't matter if you're using this for fixed gear, which I think most people are) You basically cannot use a regular freewheel remover because you can't bolt it to the offcenter hole on this hub. Freewheels get on so tight I can't imagine getting one off without bolting on the remover. Which is why White Industries makes their own tool just for this hub--but I would imagine most shops won't have one, and if you want your own, they are expensive.

[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

A really fine hub
By sslocalVerified Reviewer from Ventura County, CA on 12/30/2006
Highly Compatible, Rugged
Best Uses:
Casual Trails, Cross Country, Single Track

Comments about WHITE INDUSTRIES White Industries Eno Eccentric Rear Hub:

I bought this hub to convert my hardtail mountain bike frame into a single speed. The eccentric is perfect for keeping the correct chain tension.
I built the wheel myself after getting the other parts from a local shop. It went together very nicely with no hitches to speak of.
I ride this bike two three times a week and the hub has held up well. A friend was so impressed that he bought one as well.
You can't go wrong with this little honey.

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