- Stu McGroos lets put this Alfine weight issue to bed once and for all thread!
I have access to E2 (or is it E1, I forget) pharmaceutical dispensing scales and I weighed my alfine bike and got 14.485Kg (or an ounce under 32lb). The scales are set up so there are no corner loading errors and big enough I could just lay the bike down. You would be hard pushed to get a more accurate reading…
Which is why I’m stunned the bike in the OP weighs in at 29.5lb when it looks quite a mincer compared to mine.
scaffolding pole 456EBB (which is chromed and then powdercoated on top for extra lightness), the only light thing are the Forks I guess.Posted 7 years agoMostly BalancedMember
Alfine was designed for a shopping bike not to win World Cup MTB races and costs accordingly.
Er, I won a race once with my Alfine. It was the 2008 Guernsey Autumn XC (Veterans class). The only race I’ve ever done with a figure of eight course. All very gentlemanly at the crossover.Posted 7 years ago
Also 7th Male Pair in the 2008 Dusk til Dawn on the Alfine.timberMember
Any other ways of running one on a full sus without an ade ward style tensioning monstrosity? Would a regular SS tensioner do or would it need more movement?
Bike I have in mind is the previous gen. Heckler.
Would welcome the weight shift, riding weight all the way back, but still nose landing everything big time.Posted 7 years agoade wardMember
i tried a std single wheel tensioner on my marin and whyte but it wouldnt pull enough chain so i went for the other option i had an old sunn dh chain device,, it has been on my fs ss bikes for over 10 years now first used at cheddar 99 i think so may not look nice but it does the jobPosted 7 years ago
Soooo I just upgraded to an Alfine 11 – i did a similar thing to the op – takeing weights before and after and here are the results:-
Before – 1×9 set up, with xt / xtr parts
After – with Alfine (no rear rotor)
Obviously there are some diferances (no front mech etc), the Alfine 11 system is also slightly heavier than the 8 (by about 70g) – Shimanos Alfine 11 guide weight of 1600g is for just the hub (no fitting kit, sprocket or shifter).Posted 7 years ago
How does the 11 compare to the 8 speed performance wise?
Havent a clue at the mo – only built it up last night – however…
My commuter has an Alfine 8 on it so i’ll be able to compare them pretty well. will lat teh forumn know later on if i get a chance (it’ll only be a road test though as i need to shorten the hoses and put the rear rotor on).Posted 7 years ago
been out on it (just on the roads) for an hour or so, and its great – just what i wanted .
In comparision to running 1×9 with a 11-32t cassette, and by feel, it seems to have the it has the low rage of some where around mid 22t and the high rage of the mid rage 44t ring.
There is noticable pause between 5th and 6th, just like the pause from 3rd to 4th on the 8 speed Alfine – This is due to the switching from ‘underdrive’ to direct drive.
Gear changes are incredibly smooth in comparison to the 8 speed – no crunching or noise, and are almost unnoticable (other than at the pedals).Posted 7 years agoahwilesSubscriber
Podge! i can’t comment on the behaviour of the alfine yet, i’ve got to buy a fitting kit before i can … er… fit it.
(wheel’s built, i’m almost ready to go)
you’ll be more than welcome to have a go with it when it’s ready though – unless you’re averse to fully rigid inbreds?Posted 7 years ago
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