Posted by: JBV
how do you find the take up, or engagement? do you like the feel? it's quite unique eh. i have only ridden my wife's bike around the street, i wish i could take that wheel onto a trail bike and really see what it's like in action.
Its pretty neat running an Onyx rear hub and being out for a solo ride. I hear the sound of my tyres hitting a corner, not the loud clicking of pawls. I've found the engagement to be darn near close to, if not, instant. On a few climbs I've purposely stalled the bike, and any crank arm movement seems to result in forward momentum of the rear wheel. I've read people talk about "wind-up" of the hub, but haven't noticed any.
I'm not an über-engagement whore so I'm likely not be the best to talk about how instantaneous this hub is compared to others. I have a plethora of DT 240s wheel sets and a Hope Pro2 (Wanted to see what the hype was about) in my collection as reference.