Quick question. I've had my Alfine 8 for a few weeks now. So far, I've been loving it. And except for a non-drive locknut that came loose, I've had zero problems.
Today I noticed that engagement in gears 5-8 only is mushy and slow. It is also accompanied by some noise with a clunk at final engagement. This is only from a stop. It is nearly undetectable at speed. It makes the normal 5-8 noise when backpedaling. 1-4 still engage very quickly and like any other hub. There is no actual skipping, and the shifting is fine.
So, my question is: is this normal? Have I just not noticed it because I'm always in 1-4 on trail and cruising when I'm in 5-8? Please tell me that my beautiful new hub is fine...
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