Fat bikes and Rohloff's – Possible or not?
From my understanding they can only really be fitted to the Surly Pugsley.
I have a Mukluk and the rear hub spacing is 170mm which is common for “most” fatbikes, some now (salsa beargrease and others) have a larger 190mm spacing for even fatter tyres.
The Rohloff is a conventional 135mm hub spacing, which only the Surly Pugsley comes with.
I am new to the fatbike game though, and from frequenting the UK Fat Bikes forum, there are those much more knowledgeable than me, it is a great forum if you are seriously considering owning a FB with most questions and queries already covered by posts on there, or try the MTBR Fat bike section, but that tends to have a more US slant.Posted 4 years agoavdave2Member
You need 135mm spacing for the Rohloff, only a limited number of fat bikes have that. I know 9zero7 make a frame with 135mm spacing. I think people have made their own adapters to use Rohloffs with wider spacing – look at speedhub nates posting on MBR but Rohloff don’t and have no plans to do the hub in anything but 135mm.Posted 4 years ago
sounds like i need to get over to mtbr and see whats going with extending speedhubs….. – since i have a sandman gobi with 165 rear end 🙁
i have a rohloff destined for my fat bike (and almost a whole build kit TBH)
9zero7 looks the most convienant to stick it in though,Posted 4 years agos-keeperMember
The FAQ section of the Singular Puffin page suggest there is a solution:Posted 4 years agotraversbikesMember
I am designing a specific frame to accommodate a Rohloff hub and 29+ wheels. The frame is called the “Angus” after the current “World Single Speed Champion” who will be riding one in defense of his title in Alaska and at the Europeans in Ireland.
The Angus frame will be made from titanium and will share many of the tried and tested features such as angles and geometry from our current 29+ frame the “Rudy Fat” but with a specific EBB, split seatstay, room for up to 46t Gates carbon belt drive front cog/ring in the redesigned bottom bracket/chainstay area.
for more info http://www.traversbikes.comPosted 4 years agoSSBontyMember
There’s a 170 to 135mm adapter by Salsa, I imagine it could be bodged with a monkey bone rohloff disc mount or similar?Posted 4 years agoSSBontyMember
Surely only a 170mm skewer not axle, as the hub is clamped against the adapter, otherwise what would be the point?
From the SIngular Puffin FAQ posted above (which pretty much says exactly what I did):
The Puffin uses 170mm rear spacing, which means a Rohloff won’t fit easily. However the good people at Salsa Cycles make an adapter for their 170mm back ended Mukluk. That adapter fits with no interference with the frame at all, overall seems very solid. I don’t see any reason a Rohloff hub wouldn’t work – with the following requirements;
– QR version
– laced to a rim with offset spoke holes to get the 17.5mm offset and retain some spoke triangulation
– skewer suitable for a 170mm hub
– speedbone or similar brake adapter to deal with the hub torque.
An Alfine won’t fit in this adapter due to both the length and diameter of the axle.
The only other IGH possiblity is a 3 speed 170mm hub which is available from Sturmey Archer.Posted 4 years agocoastkidMember
You can buy an old Pugsley frame from £140 upwards and fit one. Don`t need anything special, long as it is 135mm.
MTBR Fatbike Forum is full of threads of Rohloff fatbikes. There was Wildfire fatbikes with them even before the Pugsley 🙂
Will defo buy a Rohloff if they ever make them saltwater sealed and proven for a marine enviroment, as the Alfine IGH deft is not! 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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