Wed, Dec 18 2013 12:01 am |
Freecoasters have never been more prevalent in street riding and to meet a new demand, Primo is releasing the Freemix wheel, a complete wheel using Primo’s new Freemix hub laced to Primo VS rim using Primo forged spokes. We hit up Rich Hirsch to get some more info… Of course, check out more details on this wheel and other products on primobmx.com
Freecoasters are obviously a lot more popular these days, but there’s not many stock wheel options out there. Why’d you guys decide to put out the Freemix wheel?
With the freecoaster hubs gaining in popularity so much a lot of riders are wanting to try give it a try but lacing a wheel is a bit out of reach for some so this seemed like a good option. Not to mention we make rims and spokes so it’s a natural thing to do…
The core of the wheel is clearly the Freemix freecoaster, how long has that hub been in the works and what was your goal with putting out a freecoaster?
The hub has been in testing for a little over a year and is based on the freecoaster setup I always used to run. I always preferred my hubs with a large engagement gap and not adjustable pieces that way they would have the least amount of possible issues. The Freemix comes with no adjustable parts and is ready to shred right out of the box. Another key feature we wanted to include was press on hub guards so that riders do not have to spread there frame when installing the guards. This spreading of the frame is a major issue with both frame damage as well bearing damage in hubs.
Is it LHD/RHD interchangeable?
The Freemix comes in either LHD or RHD.
The guards are optional and the only wheel to offer guards for both sides, right?
Yes the guards are available for both the drive and non-drive sides. I believe we are the only company offering a full guard setup for your coaster that won;t ruin your frame by spreading the back end out.
Who on the team is running the Freemix hub and/or wheel?
JJ Palemere, Ty Morrow, Tony Neyer, Sean Ricany, Jackson Ratima, Steve Croteau, Bobby Simmons.
When will the Freemix wheel be available?
In about a month (mid- January)
Weight, color options?
The wheel’s weight is 3 lbs (23 0z. hub only) and it’s available in black only while the hub is available by itself in either black or polished.
Anything else I’m missing?
I think we are good thanks!
TAGS: Freecoaster, freemix, One Hot Product, Primo, Rich Hirsch, Wheel