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 Post subject: Rohloff Speedhub
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:49 am 
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Loads of fans around for the Speedhub. I am intrigued enough to want to try one.

Questions:
- has anyone tried one and NOT like it?
- is the grip shifter any good?


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Woody


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:13 am 
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theres lots of opinions & debate on rohloffs here

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/


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 Post subject: Re: Rohloff Speedhub
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:43 am 
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Kestonian wrote:
Loads of fans around for the Speedhub. I am intrigued enough to want to try one.

Questions:
- has anyone tried one and NOT like it?
- is the grip shifter any good?


Cheers

Woody



There must be people around that have tried and didn't like, but I'm not one of 'm :D

The twist shifter works very well but is a bit bulky imho, the Rohloff uses 2 shifter cables. Wich means you pull one cable to shift up and pull the other to shift down, this means you don't have to trust on any springs and you can shift faster. Also the index is inside the hub so if the cables stretches it doesn't influence the shifting. Bit noisy in the lower gears but guess you know that allready.
If anyone knows anything better at this moment with the same range and durability please let me know :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:03 am 
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I got 2.

They are nice, but it depends what you want em for. Loaded touring, muddy riding, downhill all good

Bodging onto a nice retro frame, XC riding in summer, time trialing not so good :-)

Feel free to catch a plane down and test mine out :-)

Andy


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:31 am 
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fatfixie wrote:
I got 2.

They are nice, but it depends what you want em for. Loaded touring, muddy riding, downhill all good

Bodging onto a nice retro frame, XC riding in summer, time trialing not so good :-)

Feel free to catch a plane down and test mine out :-)

Andy


agree on all but the XC riding in summer, Rohloff works much better on the technical rocky singletracks 8)


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