Weight is about the same (Rohloff being lighter
)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
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,
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.