It's an astounding difference. Most of my bikes have the quiet Shimano hubs 
whereas one has a super-loud Hope rear. Coasting fast downhill on the Hope 
is both badass and mortifying at the same time :-S


On Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:11:21 PM UTC-8, Drw wrote:
> I ordered the riv budget 650b wheelset with Shimano lx hubs. They are 
> silent (ish) when spun in coasting mode. I’m guessing this is normal but 
> I’ve never had wheels that didn’t make the ratcheting sound while coasting. 
>  It’s not a sound you miss until it’s not there anymore. 
> Normal? 
> Not normal?

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