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Ezra Freecoaster
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:53:19 PM »

The Ezra Freecoaster has been announced a while ago and is now finally available as it seems. It's
Karl Poynter
's signature freecoaster and basically a combination of a cassette hub (going forwards) and a freecoaster (going backwards). The construction is supposed to be rather simple and lightweight (480g / 1.05lbs). It comes with a 9T driver and sealed bearings.

A few days ago Karl posted a photo on Instagram and promised the freecoaster will be available soon. In the meantime we already saw it in a german online shop

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 07:11:20 PM »
Will there be a female or 3/8"version?

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 08:55:09 PM »
Will there be a female or 3/8"version?
do we really need one? >__>

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 12:22:21 AM »
It«s a signature freecoaster from a street rider... I don't think a 10mm axle even passed there mind..

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 12:25:21 AM »
From what you can make out in that pic, it does seem to be a much simpler system compared to the Eclat FC.

How about gap adjustability?


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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 01:33:16 AM »
Product Review : EZRA Freecoaster BMX HUB / www.bmxer.de

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 03:57:41 AM »
Thanks for the video mare, this looks really promising.


I'd like to see how they hold up.  I suspect they will eventually fail to engage like a worn out freewheel, but who knows how long it will take.  Looks easily fixed though.


I'm also curious about slack.  Seems like you'd need a new part with those cams on it maybe.


It's a tough call at that price and I'd like a 3/8 axle, but I'm seriously tempted.

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 06:19:06 AM »
EZRA Freecoaster to Cassette How To on Vimeo

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 07:47:40 AM »
OK, this is the coolest hub yet.


If it half way works, I can't see the other freecoasters staying in the market.


It's lighter, safely sealed (not a time bomb like some), simpler and surely cheaper to build and easier to work on.


I'm really excited about it.

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013, 09:19:26 AM »
Whilst im not the greatest Ezra/Vein/Amber collective fan, this however seems very well thought out & as mentioned, if it holds together & doesnt implode could wipe out the current freecoaster base market. Interested to see what the Eclat coaster is like also. However i dont think either could sway me away from my Nanfile!

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2013, 09:26:23 AM »
Pretty sure i read on instagram last night that female axle will be done at some point.

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2013, 11:11:55 AM »
i cant wait to get this beauty :)

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2013, 01:37:38 PM »
I've been speaking to Karl on FB for months about his hub. He's amped and said he had minor issues with the first protos but that there have been a few riders testing them and have had no problems. He also said main thence was a breeze which the video shows. He uses a lot of pedal pressure with street so expect this hub to be the real deal. Also there will be female but the 1st batch is a Limimited  run and male. Can't wait. I want this and an éclat hub

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2013, 01:42:54 PM »
nice. makes me wanna get one.

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Re: Ezra Freecoaster
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2013, 02:02:06 PM »
For flatland purpose this hub doesn't have a 10mm axle and you can't adjust the gap,

so it won't wipe away the competition like some people said.

Also 99,9% of flatlanders have no interest that you can convert it to a cassette hub...