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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:14 pm 
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So are there any Alfine users out there?
what are your thoughts on its mtb use etc....

i just bought a new alfine 11 for the mtb today - i run the 8 speed on my comuter which convinced me that the 11 was tehy was to go over 10 speed.....


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:16 pm 
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Are they finally available?
First impressions?
Cost?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:26 pm 
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dont know - only ordered it today, it was an ebay buy @ £365 as a complete kit inc fitting kit, sprocket, shifter and tensioner.
There was a batch out before Christmas, but it went to maufactures - i'm guessing that the one i bought is from the orignal batch.
I love the 8 speed on my other bike - and the improvements on the look great.

It'll be at least a week or two befor its built up.....
so watch this space.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:49 pm 
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I'd be interested to hear how you get on with it too.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:43 pm 
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skinheadjc wrote:
So are there any Alfine users out there?
what are your thoughts on its mtb use etc....
i just bought a new alfine 11 for the mtb today - i run the 8 speed on my comuter which convinced me that the 11 was tehy was to go over 10 speed.....


I've been wondering about the new 11 speed version too?
I have an 8 speed waiting to go in to a project bike soon.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:56 pm 
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As stated by the big "S" the Alfine is not suitable for serious MTB use, if you want real quality go for a Rohloff, big money but you won't be dissapointed,


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:00 pm 
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yo-eddy wrote:
As stated by the big "S" the Alfine is not suitable for serious MTB use, if you want real quality go for a Rohloff, big money but you won't be dissapointed,


The new Alfine 11 is rated MTB friendly by Shimano. I like the 'industrialness' of the Rohloff, but its too heavy, expensive and as far as i know it only is avalible with gripshift - they've been saying for years that they will develop a rapid fire style one.


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Weight is about the same (Rohloff being lighter :roll: )
http://www.rohloff.de/en/news/news_rss/ ... index.html
Alfine might be friendly for your MTB, but your MTB won't be friendly for your Alfine :wink: No manufacturers have Alfine on their MTB's..... for a reason.
Agree on the shifter, but I like the Gripshift a lot, makes it possible to shift down up to 8 gears with one twist of your wrist.....without pedalling..... call that rapid fire!
For me, being 198cm and 95kg, the Rohloff is the only hub that holds..... for over 2 1/2 years of riding hard now.
Seriously hope the Alfine will suit your needs though, please keep us updated,
cheers Roy


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:22 pm 
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yo-eddy wrote:
Weight is about the same (Rohloff being lighter :roll: )
http://www.rohloff.de/en/news/news_rss/ ... index.html
Alfine might be friendly for your MTB, but your MTB won't be friendly for your Alfine :wink: No manufacturers have Alfine on their MTB's..... for a reason.
Agree on the shifter, but I like the Gripshift a lot, makes it possible to shift down up to 8 gears with one twist of your wrist.....without pedalling..... call that rapid fire!
For me, being 198cm and 95kg, the Rohloff is the only hub that holds..... for over 2 1/2 years of riding hard now.
Seriously hope the Alfine will suit your needs though, please keep us updated,
cheers Roy


Well the new Alfine 11 is esentially a Rohloff with 3 less gears (oil bath, conical gearing etc) - its also less than half the price. Also several manufactures have had Alfines on there MTBs for several years - all using the Alfine 8. Charge, Genisis etc.

i'll double check the weight of the Alfine when i get home as it should arrive today. I think any manufacture will react when the competion says that their product is better, and both Shimano and Rohloffs weights need independent verification.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:29 pm 
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yo-eddy wrote:
Alfine might be friendly for your MTB, but your MTB won't be friendly for your Alfine :wink: No manufacturers have Alfine on their MTB's..... for a reason.
cheers Roy


I beg to differ :), Genesis are making the IOID in both 8 and 11 speed forms this year:-
http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/mou ... -alfine-11


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