crackah wrote:Thought it looked OK but it felt a bit heavy.
crackah wrote:RRP $1,149.99 sale $689
baudman wrote:crackah wrote:RRP $1,149.99 sale $689
Umm... YES! And That RRP is accurate (ie: not marked up to make it look more of a discount. Cheapest I've seen is over $1k, and I still considered that good value for $).
baudman wrote:(And as Ducky says, IHGs aren't the lightest of beasts)
Rohloff wrote:Weight comparison: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 - Derailleur gears
The Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 is with a weight of 120g per gear, the lightest gear hub on the market. The gear range is the same as high quality 27 gear derailleur systems due to the 14 gears within the hub being evenly spaced out at 13.6% increases. With the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 there is no longer a need for the following parts:
Front and rear derailleur
Two shifters including shifter cables
Rear hub with cassette
Small and middle chainrings
The total average weight of all these components is approx. 1600g.
The weight of a fitted Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 CC OEM including twist shifter, shifter cables and cable guide is approx. 1820g.
The Duckmeister wrote:crackah wrote:Thought it looked OK but it felt a bit heavy.
Have you picked up many other internal hub gear bikes for reference? (Not having a particularly brutal dig here).To the unfamiliar, any IHG bike will seem heavy, because compared to external gears, quite simply they are. To truly determine if it's heavy for what it is, you need to heft a few simlar bikes. That said, given its "snakey" origins, I'd suspect it would be a tad on the heavy (relatively basic, generic engineering) side.
$1149 RRP isn't too bad for an Alfine bike, but they've obviously specced it fairly cheaply elsewhere to get it to that level. At least the brakes are a reputable brand (even their cheap hydros at least perform consistently and adequately, if not globe-stoppingly powerfully) with good after-market backup.
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