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NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 14:12
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
But your less likely to break it. It can be mounted behind chainring and tensioner deflects in the direction of strikes and you can ru. Tensioners much hotter than mechs.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 14:08
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
The GT was cool, just let down massively by geometry. They released it years after they'd designed it.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 14:06
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
You forgot shifting any time. Centred low weight. Less maintainence. Like risk of damage. More responsive suspension. Better ground clearance(smaller chainring). I don't think Pinion or Effigear compromise chain stay length. Not more than most bikes anyway.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 14:00
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
You don't need it if your suspension is concentric(no chain growth) or on a hardtail with adjustable chainstay(horizontal drop outs)or adjustable bb etc.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 13:48
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
@aljoburr: Lahar won the worlds in NZ using a Rohloff hub mounted inboard. Guessing these hubs will be great for that application, providing they're narrow enough. I wonder if one will fit on my Zerode and if I can remove half its gears.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 13:34
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
@mooseman414: and you can shift without pedalling. This is a massive advantage you don't apresiate until owning a gearbox bike. And the lack of maintanenece and risk of damage while riding.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 13:27
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
@doe222: ahhhhh NO. The weight is central and low. Being the main weight of the bike, the rest of the bike pivots around it. The gears are not spinning all the time. It has no gyroscopic effect on the bike. Best not to speculate as fact, you can make all kinds of rumours happen. I think it would make the front wheel come up anyway if your theory was correct, it's not though. Even when spinning, all the internal gears aren't going the same direction anyway.
NoSkidMarks paulaston's article
May 30, 2016 at 4:38
May 30, 2016
Robot Bike Co R160 - First Look
@Rasterman: "I wouldn't buy it over an even more expensive carbon frame, because I believe they look better." Yeah, who cares about custom geo, weight, stiffness, suspension design.
NoSkidMarks RichardCunningham's article
May 7, 2016 at 16:10
May 7, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
@vinay: Alfine hub just needs to be made slightly narrower(it's just changing nuts, nothing major) and it'd be able to be used as a gearbox like Zerode do, but in an AM frame with narrower BB. Would be easy for manufacturers to use, and cheap to replace(about the same price as an XTR mech but much much more reliable and chain and sprockets would also last several times longer, so would work out cheaper than living with the cheapest deraileur drivetrain.
NoSkidMarks RichardCunningham's article
May 1, 2016 at 4:30
May 1, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
@uphill-blues: Getting up a hill in too high a gear uses different muscle groups to spinning up in a lower gear. Just saying. Walking/pushing uses different muscles again. I'm ripped with those muscles ;-)
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