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Jitsie Race 135.9

Product code: 13657

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Jitsie Race 135.9

  • Top quality sealed bearing freewheel from Jitsie.
  • 135 engagement delivered by 3 sets of 3 pawls.

- Sealed bearing 135 engagement point freewheel from well-known brand Jitsie.
- 135 engagement points are achieved by using 3 offset groups of 3 pawls into a 45 tooth ratchet.
- Each pawl is actuated with an individual spring, giving precise, reliable engagement.
- Dual sealed bearing design gives great driveshell stability, as well as allowing a unique design that requires no lockring (the bearings are held in place using an external circlip), helping to save weight. Please note that this produces more 'drag' than a regular single speed freewheel.
- The freewheel width is kept to a minimum to by using BB-style removal tabs - this means the freewheel can be removed with a Shimano-style 20 spline bottom bracket tool.
- Please note: You must use a freewheel spacer between the freewheel and the bashring (or crank arm if you aren't using a bashring), unless you are using a bashring with a wider section/lip at the base.
- 1.37" x 24tpi thread fits almost all hubs and cranks.
- Available in 18t only.
- Weight: 175g (18t)

Freewheel width: 18.90mm

This freewheel must be bedded in before trials use, to ensure any excess grease used when assembling the freewheel works away from the mechanism. You can do this by riding the freewheel around 'normally' for a few hours, both freewheeling and engaging the mechanism gently. If the freewheel is subjected to trials use without having been bedded in, the pawls will not engage correctly and this causes the freewheel to skip, damaging the pawls and ratchet. Failure to bed the freewheel in correctly will void the warranty.

Questions

Brian Dowell

Hi guys, I have an Inspired Element and the freewheel is starting to go. I'm unsure which ones will fit and I'd rather upgrade so it lasts. Can you advise on one for around £50-£80? My chain tensioner is also very noisy when it hits the frame. Is there another option to eliminate this? Many thanks in advance. Brian.

Posted by Brian Dowell

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Brian!
If you're using the 24" Element, your bike will use a 16t freewheel as standard.
The rear hub uses a standard screw-on thread, so consequently any of our screw-on freewheels should fit fine. In terms of specific replacements, the 108-click Trialtech 16T Freewheel would be an upgrade over the standard freewheel, as would the Jitsie 108.9 Freewheel. Monty make a 16t version of their Pro Race freewheel, but they're currently out of stock and there's no expected restocking date for them unfortunately.
If you have the 26" Element then you would need an 18t screw-on freewheel, in which case you have more of a selection to choose from. As before, all of the screw-on freewheels we sell should fit - any of the 108.9 style freewheels or the 135-click freewheels would be a good upgrade.
Regarding the chain tensioner, Trialtech have released an upgraded version of their sprung tensioner since the Element was released. Their new Sport Single Sided Sprung Tensioner uses an upgraded spring and as a result provides better chain tension.
Hopefully this helps, but if you have any more questions feel free to ask!

steven

I am torn between trying a 135 freewheel and the echo sl freewheel which i have used and rate. is there a pro/cons for both freewheels and what would you guys at tartybikes recommend cheers ste

Posted by steven

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Ste!
Customer feedback on the new generation of sealed bearing 135-click freewheels has been great, and they've been on the market now so any gremlins or issues should have appeared by now.
Aside from the extra few engagement points over the older generation 108 click freewheels, the other big plus point is the sealed bearing which generally helps reduce chain tension fluctuations and gives a more stable drive shell. It also has the added bonus of keeping dirt, mud and grit out of the mechanism which can be an issue with open bearing freewheels (depending on where you ride).
Overall, they're great freewheels and work well, but as you've found so are the SL freewheels too.
If you'd prefer to save the money and go for the Echo SL then you'll still be getting a top freewheel, but if you have the budget to go for the new breed of 135-click freewheel and the benefits they bring we don't think you'd be disappointed.

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