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    Which internal gear hubs should I research?

    Has anyone put together a chart showing all of the internal gear hub offerings and their features/pros/cons/cost/ratios/interface requirements/etc...? I assume not since there's no sticky for it in this forum.

    I currently run 32/22 up front and 11-34 on the rear. I can get by with just using the 32 up front and all of the rear gears on the back most rides. When I go on really long rides or out of town where the hills are steeper I need the 22 up front.

    I'm considering going with an internal gear hub. What are the top 3 choices for XC/AM riding? I'll research those.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tony

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    In order of percieved performance, funcion and capabilties -

    Rohloff
    Alfine 11/8
    Nuvinci N360

    I have the Rohloff and both Alfines not tried the Nuvinci but have heard good things.
    If cost is not an issue the Rohloff is the no brainer choice.
    I really like the possibilities of the pinion 18 options frames, could be the almost perfect solution but very new and again quite costly but about the same as a high end frame and Rohloff combination.
    Last edited by -jes; 06-14-2012 at 12:36 PM.

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    I'll check those out. Thank you for the info.

    It would be nice to see a chart listing all the relevant info for each type as a sticky.

    Thanks again!

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    Try here

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    Thanks -jes! Perfect. If I turn this into a table do you think the mod would post it as a sticky?

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    I supsect there lots of stuff hidden within the mtbr IGH forum as well, it would be good to have the techical stuff summarised in a nice format ......... go for it.

    They may, not sure of the process would be, but asking nicely is a good start
    Last edited by -jes; 06-14-2012 at 02:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -jes View Post
    Try here
    The conclusions are a little dated with respect to the SRAM 9 speed vs the Alfine 8. SRAM 9 speed sucks so bad they pulled it from the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tshulthise View Post
    ...I currently run 32/22 up front and 11-34 on the rear. I can get by with just using the 32 up front and all of the rear gears on the back most rides...
    If you can live with a 1x11/34 cassette, then an Alfine 8 can give the same spread/range. Very robust, less than $350 for the kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -jes View Post
    Nuvinci but have heard good things.
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    It is not bad, shifts very smooth even with force on the pedals.
    But it is pretty heavy und has just 360%. With two chainrings the total gear ratio is acceptable.
    ro

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