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    Krampus and Rohloff?

    Will a Rohloff work on a Krampus?
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    Yes.

    Get the disc brake version with the external shift box. If you can get the threaded axle version. I find that bolt on IGHs work best with Surly horizontal dropouts. You can make the QR Rohloff work though.

    I would use a Monkey Bone torque control adapter and an OEM2 axle plate to stop the IGH from spinning.

    The photos are a Surly 1x1 with Rohloff and Monkey bone. It's a QR version, but I used a bolt on axle to hold it as securely as possible. Surly Tugnut on the right to avoid hub sliding when I am cranking.

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    Vikb, would Surly's newer dropouts work any differently with a Rohloff? They updated their dropouts a couple years ago and I noticed you have an older 1x1. I know the update made rear wheel removal easier, but having no experience with these hubs, will it change the installation process at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    Vikb, would Surly's newer dropouts work any differently with a Rohloff? They updated their dropouts a couple years ago and I noticed you have an older 1x1. I know the update made rear wheel removal easier, but having no experience with these hubs, will it change the installation process at all.


    I can't see how it would affect anything significant related to a Rohloff install. They look pretty similar to the 1x1 dropouts above.

    BTW - Cass over at the While Out Riding Blog is planning a Rohloff'd Krampus. You can check in with him once he gets it done to see how it worked.
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    Haven't had a chance to read the article yet, but here's a Krampus with a Rohloff.

    The Monkey Lab: Rohloff-Equipped Surly Krampus 29'er Fat Bike

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    Thanks guys! This looks to be a fun build in the near future!!
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    "Don't say Rohloff"



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    MendonCycleSmith has a thread in the fatbike section :
    Yes Virginia, Krampus is a Lefty
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