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    Sturmey for 2014-2015: new IGHs

    Here's SunRace Sturmey-Archer's IGH catalog for the following couple years.

    It describes new a new 5-speed family of rotary shift hubs, a new 4-speed family of rotary shift hubs, a new up-market single speed hub with an aluminum hubshell and roller actuated coaster brake and some new dyno hubs w/o drum brakes.

    PDF download.

    The all-up 4-speed looks to be two stages of the three stage XRF8(W), but with a different driver that will accept standard AW-style cogs.

    The five speed looks good on paper. 64%, 80%, 1/1, 125%, 156%; even +25% steps; 243% overall. "Designed for heavy duty use". Drum brake, disc brake, coaster brake and freewheel versions.

    According to the catalog, the S50 hubs, like the XRF5(W), will be discontinued.

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    Yet another version of the crappy 5 speed hub. I always get a kick out of IGHers complaining Shimano doesn't have spare parts like SA does. My two-versions-ago 5 speed hub (Sprinter?) wasn't supported after the XRF5 was released, I expect the XRF5 isn't going to be supported anymore too. And when I say, "not supported" I mean I couldn't even find a shifter from the factory for a 5 year old hub, had to scrounge for one on ebay.

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