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Lighter version of Rohloff on the way.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andy in Sig, 26 Oct 2007.

  1. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    I'm posting this in the caff because it might be of general interest.

    I read in a German bike mag today that Rohloff is about a year away from introducing a 20% lighter version of his speed hub. It will still have 14 equally spaced gears but the range will go up from 520% to 580%. Because it will be a bit lighter and smaller it may be that he won't recommend it for tandems and extreme cycling.
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Why would 'smaller' and 'lighter' make it unsuitable for tandems and 'extreme' cycling? Is 'weaker' going to be a feature?