I need a new wheel for the back of my morning glory (I have a hope XC on a 729 at the moment and its a bit heavy!) and am considering an Alfine rear hub set up. just have a few questions if anyone can help - I've used the search function but it doesn't appear to have the answers I need.
Firstly - cost. Obviously not including the rim and build labour, how much am I looking at for the shifter and hub and any other stuff I might need? Its all X9 back there at the moment but to be honest it could all do with replacing so I'm not too bothered about replacing the lot.
Weight - is there a noticeable difference between a conventional setup and an Alfine one? I don't mind the weight being at the back as I like wheelies anyway, I just don't want a massive increase over what I already have
Spacing - Will I have to do anything fancy with the spacing and I'm assuming I'd have to run a singulator or something similar?
Durability - is the Alfine up to much and sh1t being thrown at it bearing in mind its intended application?
Cheers for any help