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    First Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL build

    We finished our first build with the new fatbike-specific Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL, and it's a doozy! Just felt the need to share.

    First Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL build-el-gordo_wholebike_main_2.jpg

    For more build info and photos, check out:
    The Monkey Lab: Ventana El Gordo with Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL and Gates Carbon Drive belt
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    Rohloff & Schlumpf gearing. Custom wheels. Suspension service.

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    Re: First Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL build

    Nice. Tempting.

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    Sweet! But no snubber? It looks better without, but Rohloff is adament you use it with belt, voids the warranty if you don't

    What kind of belt clearance do you have? No rubbing the tyre when sprinting all out?

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    Cyclemonkey,

    Any update on ship dates on the XL hub? Im looking forward to my new fat bike drivetrain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seth586 View Post
    Cyclemonkey,

    Any update on ship dates on the XL hub? Im looking forward to my new fat bike drivetrain!
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    Well, I received my shipment today!

    The Good:
    Wheel build looks good. Rim spins smooth enough as fat bikes go.
    -Appears that cyclemonkey oiled it for me.

    The bad:
    -My rohloff chain tensioner is missing from the shipment
    -I got a Wipperman 8sE instead of the 8sX that I ordered. (Maybe they are the same?)
    -They recommended a RaceFace Narrow Wide chainring to replace the outer chainring on my SRAM triple, but the 'feet?' did not sit snug on the outer chainring, it did fit snug on the middle chainring, but then the driveline is no longer straight, so $20 at the LBS fixed that for me.

    Pic:
    First Rohloff SPEEDHUB XL build-20141015_183510.jpg

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