Single Speed Conversions: Do You Have A Freehub Wheel?

Let's get straight into this.

1. First of all:

  • If you have a wheel with 8 or more sprockets on it then it is a Freehub Wheel
  • If you have a wheel with a 3, 4, 5, or 6 sprocket system installed then it is not a Freehub Wheel.
  • If it has nothing fitted, 1, or 7 speeds we need to investigate further.

2. These two images may help:

 Freehub Wheel for Single Speed Mountain Bike
Freehub wheel with no Sprockets Fitted


Freehub With Freehub Single Speed Conversion Kit Installed

 Freehub with a Single Sprocket Single Speed Conversion Kit Installed

3. These two web pages offer discussion and images.

You are trying to work out if you have a Freehub (Cassette hub) or a Threaded hub: