Hi. I have a mechanical issue. Occasionally, when I stand up to pedal on my mountain bike, the cranks spin as if there is no chain attached. It kind of feels like that sensation you get when you break your chain: no power to the wheel at all. It lasts about half a crank turn and then re-engages. It only happens when I put a lot of downward power on the cranks. The chain is not skipping at all. So far I have not hurt myself, but one time I nearly slammed my face into my handle bars.
About six weeks ago, I bought a new rear wheel (including a new Chris King hub) and added a new cassette and chain. All of it was assembled and installed by professionals. The problem started pretty much right after I got the new wheel and now it seems to be getting a bit worse. Is there something wrong with my new hub? It only has about 400 miles on it. Is it something else? Any thoughts? Many thanks.