Thanks for the replys chaps.
I did have a look at the 11 speed Alfine, but it doesn't seem to cut the mustard enough. I just keep coming back to Rohloff, especially after reading some of the threads on the the MTBR IHG forum.
The expense of a Rohloff is a big issue. I am not in a position to spend £1K on a rear wheel very often, but the money is doing nothing in the bank right now so maybe it would be better used scratching this itch.
It will be worth it if I end up loving it as much as some folk do.
I am wondering if I should try and get a demo ride on a speedhub equipped bike? Or would it be better to just buy and give myself time to get used to it?
And Roy, the frame is a Pace 104.
the Pace 104 is nice.
And yep, it's quite an investment to go Rohloff (you probably need a Speedbone too, to "block" the hub as the Pace frame has no Rohloff specific drop-outs) Used this on my brothers Vicious too and works fine : http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=vicious
Most people I know switched to Rohloff now or are seriously thinking about it, it does take some time to get used to the Rohloff. A test ride would be nice but it's better to use it for a longer period (i.e. buy one
) I don't think you'll regret it. Good luck with the build and please keep us informed,