Free Shipping Offer

Get free Standard Shipping with your $50 purchase today!

Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items.

|
|
WE'RE HIRING
Join the Team Today!
(19)

Shimano DX Single Speed Freewheel

Item #: CS708B12
From USD$21.99 SAVE 29% USD$30.99 msrp
Qty
Found a Lower Price?

Shimano DX Single Speed Freewheel

Freewheel for threaded Single Speed/BMX hubs.
  • Weight: 171 g(16t), 184 g(18t)
  • Chain Compatibility: 9-Speed, 3/32"
3.0 / 5.0
19 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
3
4
5
4
3
Most of the...
Most of the complaints I hear from others just aren't terribly valid. If your cranks spin, for example, your chain tension is too tight. With a freewheel, if you need to slow down, of course you need to use the brakes. Every freewheel wobbles lightly, as does nearly every freehub cassette. It's a solid product for the price. It's not a perfect product, but it's fine.
April 24, 2008
Location:
San Antonio, Tx
Solid & Reliable
I have the 20t and a 17t version on my Surly Karate Monkey. It came with the 17t, and I put the 20t on to make it a bit easier to pedal. I rode the 20t for three years until it finally gave out in the middle of a ride. I bought another 20t, but ended up throwing the 17t on to get a better workout on my rides.

These freewheels aren't the lightest, but they are solid. I figure three years and well over 1,000 miles of strain on it has more than proved its ability. I'll probably buy a couple more in different sizes to keep on hand just to change up my work outs now and then.

PROS: Durable, Easy To Install

CONS: Heavy
November 29, 2014
Location:
Athens, GA
Freewheeling
You really can't go wrong with the brand name shimano! I bought it for a fixed gear bike and it works and fit perfectly. I looked at other less expensive freewheels, but decided to stick with a brand name versus a made in China no name freewheel. I sure glad I did!!!
August 22, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Location:
Los Angeles
Great freewheels
Run both a 18 and 16 tooth depending on where I'm riding. They hold up very well and have been problem free thus far.

PROS: Durable
October 27, 2012
Location:
Michigan
Shimano DX freewheel sprocket
This is the gold standard when it comes to BMX freewheels. Had the competitors very expensive freewheel fail causing a HUGE wipeout! Now that I am healed I am back to the tried and true Shimano product. Never failed yet.
March 13, 2012
Location:
San Jose Ca
Initial impression - great
Well machined part from Shimano that runs smoothly without any initial issues. Only been using it for a few weeks, but install was simple, part came in original box in faster than anticipated time, and freewheeling has been without any problems and immediate transfer of power when the cranks are spinning again.

For a relatively simple part, the RRP is a bit steep in my personal opinion and even with Jenson's sale price, I'd still say the value for money is good but not amazing, hence 4 stars. That said, I've had a cheaper freewheel before and I can definitely tell the difference in quality with this Shimano part.
August 2, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
It works ok
I got this orriginally for my single speed mountain bike. Didn't like the engagement and felt like there was a bit more resistance. I went back to my Excess Freewheels. Won't be using this as a primary again any time soon. It lives for now on the flip side of my Surly Steamroller as a emergency back up for fixed riding.

PROS: Common Tool Size, It works

CONS: Costs more, Slower Engagement
October 29, 2012
Location:
Missouri
not bad, could be better
I've used the 17T version for many years, they don't last a long time, but it's a lot of bang for the buck. I can't find a better one for the money, so I'll keep on with Shimano

PROS: Easy To Install, works

CONS: Loud clicky
February 23, 2012
Location:
Canada
Does it's job
I used it as a freewheel option on a fixie. It's easy to install. It makes some noise, but it's not as bad some other options out there. You get what you pay for.

PROS: price

CONS: A little noisy

BEST USES: Casual, Commuting
October 4, 2012
Location:
Bellingham, WA
Just add oil
The price has shot up almost 2.5 times on these. I bought 3 about 7 years ago and am still using my first one. I dribbled some heavy oil (like Finish Line Winter/Wet or Phil Tenacious) into the the mechanism and it is quiet and smooth now. No dissasembly required.

I have this freewheel installed on my singlespeed bike ridden in the wet and rainy months.

PROS: Inexpensive

CONS: Cheap

BEST USES: URBAN, Cheap, Commuter
February 23, 2012
Location:
Seattle, WA

Q & A

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question
I am riding the fuji feather and I would like to change the single gear.

Is it compatible with the chain KMC Z410A?
Jin on May 28, 2016

Jenson USA ships worldwide, including APO/FPO addresses. For a quote, simply add the items you are interested in to your shopping cart and look for the "Shipping Options" box. You don't have to login or create an account to see shipping charges.

Some manufacturers restrict where we can ship their products. If this item has shipping restrictions, they are listed below. If you'd like to buy an item that we cannot ship to your preferred address, we can accept your foreign credit card and ship to a USA address for you.

Get free shipping with your $50 purchase today when you choose Standard Shipping at checkout. Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items

Related Products
ACS Crossfire Freewheel
ACS Single- Speed Freewheels Durable cold forged CNC ...
ACS Crossfire Freewheel
ACS Crossfire Freewheel
Description:
ACS Single- Speed Freewheels Durable cold forged CNC machined freewheel Three pawl engagement for stronger hold with engagement every 12´┐Ż Removal notch pattern allows for better frame clearance Metric threading
DNP Epoch 9 Speed Freewheel
DNP Epoch 9 Speed Freewheel The DNP Epoch ...
DNP Epoch 9 Speed Freewheel
DNP Epoch 9 Speed Freewheel
Description:
DNP Epoch 9 Speed Freewheel The DNP Epoch Multi- speed freewheel is great for recumbent and electric bikes. 11T freewheels may require deep spline, thin wall freewheel tool for removal HG Shimano, index compatible 9 speed ´┐ŻNickel plated
Gates Carbon Drive CDX Freewheel Cog
Gates Carbon Drive CDX Freewheel Cog Gates Carbon ...
Gates Carbon Drive CDX Freewheel Cog
Gates Carbon Drive CDX Freewheel Cog
Description:
Gates Carbon Drive CDX Freewheel Cog Gates Carbon Drive offers several lines of rear sprockets for peak performance in any environment. The Carbon Drive CDX Freewheel Cog is made from stainless steel which offers greater durability and performance. Throw it ...

Need Gear Advice?

Our Gear Advisors are Ready to Help

Email Specials

Sign up for our weekly newsletter delivered via email.

Keep Pedaling

Free Shipping Offer

Get free Standard Shipping with your $50 purchase today! Just choose Standard Shipping during checkout.

Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items.