Are Rohloff hubs worth it?
According to independent testing, Rohloff hubs are just as efficient as a derailleur drivetrain at transferring the power from your pedals to your rear wheel (~95% efficiency). In the mud, they would presumedly be even more efficient!
Can you put a Rohloff hub on any bike?
The main reason I have refrained from compiling this list is that Rohloff hubs can be retrofitted to almost any bike – so any bike can technically be a Rohloff bike! There are many ways to tension the chain, manage the cables or secure the hub in any frame. That said, a dedicated Rohloff bike is very nice to have.
Where is Sturmey Archer made?
The company was founded in 1902 by Henry Sturmey and James Archer under the guidance of Frank Bowden, the primary owner of Raleigh. In 2000, the assets and trademarks of Sturmey-Archer were sold to Sun Race of Taiwan which was renamed Sun Race Sturmey-Archer Inc. and production moved to Taiwan.
How do you shift Rohloff?
Simply rotate the Rohloff twist-shifter – regardless whether stationary of pedaling. Rotate up to shift up, down to shift down.
How much does a Rohloff hub weight?
The weight of a fitted Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 CC OEM including twist shifter, shifter cables and cable guide is approx. 1820g.
Does Sturmey Archer still exist?
Sturmey-Archer is a manufacturing company originally from Nottingham, England. In 2000, the assets and trademarks of Sturmey-Archer were sold to Sun Race of Taiwan which was renamed Sun Race Sturmey-Archer Inc. and production moved to Taiwan.
Is Sturmey Archer good?
In any case, the quality of Taiwanese production from SunRace/Sturmey-Archer so far has been excellent, generally better than the quality of later English production. Sturmey-Archer’s selection of multi-speed hubs is much wider than that of the other manufacturers.
How many speeds does a Rohloff speed hub have?
Make sure this fits by entering your model number. The Rohloff Speedhub Internally Geared Rear Hub features 14 speeds for a 526% gear range. To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Is there a warranty on the Rohloff Speedhub?
Notes on the Rohloff gear chart. The 3 red highlighted possibilities are to be used at the owner’s own risk. Rohloff will not give a warranty on the hubs when a gear with an input ratio smaller than 38 x 16 (2.375:1) is used.
How many gears does a Rohloff Speedhub cassette have?
(Rohloff states equivalency to a 27-speed drivetrain, but with the Speedhub, you’re forced to give up either the lowest gear or highest gear of a typical 9-speed 11-34 cassette, so comparing it to an 8-speed drivetrain is more accurate).
Why does the Rohloff Speedhub use a twist shifter?
Because the shifting cables enter the hub directly, they avoid the extra friction penalty caused by the External Shifter Box that is required with the disc brake-compatible models. This results in lighter, crisper shifting action via the included twist shifter.