Alfine advice required
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 helpPosted 9 years agoBlobOnAStickSubscriber
Cost – don’t know sorry, mine came on the bike
Weight – your back wheel will definitely be heavier! By all accounts the Alfine =1.6kg, and it replaces cassette, rear hub, both front and back deraileurs, a couple of chainrings and front shifter and cables.
Spacing – don’t think you’ll need to do anything different
Durability – fine I believe (rode mine only about a dozen times, the bloke in the lbs has been running his for over a year for commuting and MTB duties and reckons it’s still going well)
Sorry if that’s not much use……Posted 9 years agoclubberMember
Cost – £200 – £300ish – though more if you need a new rim and paying for the wheel build
Weight – Yes, the alfine’s heavy – you’ll be adding anything up to 1kg depending on what you currently have
Spacing – Normal 135mm mtb spacing. You’ll need a tensioner if your frame’s not designed for SS
Durability – I’ve asked this a few times – the answer so far seems to be yes, it’s lasting pretty well even when used for mtbing
Check out the internal gears forum on mtbr.comPosted 9 years ago
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