Rear wheel resistance.


Active Member
I have a Gazelle n380 elite that I bought last November. When I had to rotate the wheels to check the tire pressure today, I notice that the rear wheel free wheeled much slower than the front wheel. I live in Chicago and the temperature today was about 38 degrees when I checked the tire pressure. Could it be that the enviolo hub fluid thickens in cold weather and causes some friction in the rear wheel? Ed


New Member
It’s probably because there is more mechanical drag on the back wheel due to resistance of freehub pawls clicking past freehub body and more bearings in the Enviolo hub. I have an Ultimate C380 and my rear wheel does not turn as freely as the front, which is to be expected.