Ares, the Japanese flatland company brought to the table one of the first reliable and reasonably priced free-coasters. It is made by Taska. A shootout between the Ares and the KHE Geisha (the Ares had already been released for a while, and the KHE was new, so you must allow a little slack for Ares) placed the Ares ust behind the KHE overall, and above Nankai. The one short coming is that it uses a 3/8” axle.
Here’s the list:
- 36h or 48h
- 9t driver
- Similar spring design to the Taska
- Sealed Bearings
- 16.19 oz (making it the lightest hub without modification.
- Alloy nuts
- Black or deep brown.