Im tempted to replace my saint stuff to shimano alfine on my 456, can anyone offer some advice on the following;
I have 9 gears currently, would the alfine8 offer a larger range than I currently have albeit larger gaps?
Is there a massive difference between 8 and 11?
Are they as reliable/low maintenance as advertised?
Most importantly, does anyone using alfine rate it?
Do I just need the shifter, hub, sprocket, disk and fitting kit?
Seems a great idea, low maintenance, less to adjust, less to bash off, quieter, not affected by bad weather, no chainguide but my concern is you don't see lots of alfine so there must be a reason why, I.e it's not very good