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11ants mikelevy's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 11:12
Jan 9, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@StevieJB: Quit your test and save some more for a Rohloff, Alfine isn't suited for ofroad use, you'll be dissapointed ;)
11ants mikelevy's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 10:44
Jan 9, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@LemonadeMoney: They just failed, probably in their hunt to offer as cheap as possible..... very dissapointing. Throw in a bit more and go for a dedicated brand.
11ants mikelevy's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 10:31
Jan 9, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
What did you ride and for how long? In fact you can shift faster with a Pinion or Rohloff than with any other system when you get used to it, release the pressure for less than 1/2 second and you can shift up or down up to 6 gears that are instantly available (you don't need a pedalstroke to engage). Alfine hubs suck, Rohloff/Pinion are in a completely different league.
11ants mikelevy's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 10:16
Jan 9, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@choppertank3e: The Shitmano Alfine hub isn't even close to a Rohloff hub, Rohloff has less drag, less weight and lasts 100x longer. Alfine hubs are not intended for ofroad use.
11ants mikelevy's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 9:50
Jan 9, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@bvwilliams: I've climbed Himalayan and Andes passes with a Rohloff bike, rode a fair amount of trails in Utah, Arizona and Colorado with my Pinion gearbox (P.12.) Don't know what your real life experience is but I really don't regognize what you say there.
11ants mikelevy's article
Jan 8, 2017 at 3:02
Jan 8, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
https://www.rohloff.de/en/technology/efficiency/index.html https://www.rohloff.de/en/technology/speedhub/efficiency-measurement/index.html I've been riding Rohloff for 10 years now and Pinion for 2, there's no big difference in both systems concerning "drag" The whole drag thing is realy extremely over rated, it;s virtually non existing. Also concerning drive train drag is maybe 3% of your overal "drag", Rolling resistance, air resistance etc give way more "drag". Do you really think an so many avid cyclist in Holland and Germany are running a Rohloff/Pinion Belt combination if it was that ineffecient? A lot of people are just afraid to try and are having their opinion ready just from hearsay. I can say from experience that in muddy condtions a belt/internal gear combination has less drag and is a way more durable and reliable than any chain set-up. No one seems to argue a derailleur system that is nothing more than an open geabox with grease exposed to the elements that operates 99% of the time with an incorrect chain line? ;)
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