What do you all think of SRAM's Torpedo SS/fixed hub? This is like a flip flop hub, except there's not flipping or flopping. To convert from singlespeed to fixed mode, you give seven full twists of a screw on the hub.
Brad @ Urban Velo has a unit on test, but I'm curious if anybody else has given this hub a try. Is it easier to turn a screw around seven times? Flopping a wheel around hasn't ever seemed like too big a deal to me.
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I will be curious to read what Brad thinks. I am not sure if it is easier or not, but it is nice that you do not need to touch the chain as you do when flipping the wheel around. Personally, I hardly ever use the free side of my flip flop wheel.
By the way, does that website give anyone else a headache?
I agree. Flopping a wheel hasn't been a big deal to me either but it puts some people off now that they have to deal with greasy chain, stiff chain links, wrenching this blot and that bolt until you waste an hour of your time just flipping the wheel. I dont know how the 'screw' works but what happens if the screw gets damaged?
Poor website design is not the same as a web page that sucks. The graphics are annoying, not helpful. The navigation is not intuitive. The splash page launches a new window for no reason. The bouncing cube has no relation to the product and serves as a barrier to getting the information you just clicked on. Truly sucktacular.