- Hammerschmidt + Alfine…
*puts down calculator*
apparently the hammerschmidt comes with a 22 or 24T chainring and the overdrive will give you 1.6 over that, so either 36T or 38T equivalent.
The alfine can take a 18T or 20T.
at 20T the range is 15″ to 76″
a standard 22/32/42 chainset and 11:32 cassette will give you a range of
18″ to 99″
So in terms of gears it seems fine. I thought there might be a limit on the size of the chainring up front allowed (as in the smallest) but cant find anything on it.Posted 9 years agoa11ySubscriber
I don’t think I’d want an Alfine hub on a bike like an Alpine – if you’re intending using the bike like it should, then I’m not sure the Alfine would take kindly to any sort of big drops or jumps. That’s one of the reasons I’m rejiging my stable to include a conventionally-geared hardtail as well as my Alfine’d one.Posted 9 years agojamesMember
“Dialled Alpine + Specialized E150 fork + alfine + hammerschmidt = a fantabulous trail bike??”
I thought the E150 had **** all mud clearance?
A triple clamp fork on an alpine, that really would look gash
“but would it cost less/perform better than a Rohloff?”
I thought the hammerschimdt had loads of inherent drag/friction?
I seem to recall (though probably wrong) seeing the hammerschmidt was going to be around the £500 mark. So plus an alfine is about the same as a rohloff? Probably weighs more than a Rohloff setup as well
It would use triggers front and rear instead of a twist grip thoughPosted 9 years agorolfharrisMember
I’ll be honest mate, I ran an Evil Sovereign with a Rohloff for a while and I found that on this sort of bike, a hub gear adds too much weight. A hardcore hardtail is already pretty heavy- about 30lbs, and you add a hub gear and you have something that’s a pain to drag up a hill- mine was 34.5lbs with a pretty trim build- Thomson, All Mountain SLs, 5.1 rims. I’d say go for normal gears on a hardcore hardtail.Posted 9 years ago
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