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Old 10-15-2009, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: Offroad bikes, there seems to be a lack

Originally Posted by BarelyAWake View Post
Links or it didn't happen!

Shimano Alfine - Google Product Search

300 bucks??!? O.O

It is very shiny tho... *drools*
Hi BA,

Here's a link that compares SRam I-motion 9 with Shimano Alfine...

For the price, I think it's quite reasonable compared with Nuvinci which is very heavy, and the Rohloff which is 4 times the price.

In case you're wondering, I just got the Shimano Alfine and have been using it for about a month or so. It's quite tricky installing it, even with the instruction manual. But so far, no issues. You do need to have low friction gear cables to prevent psossible damage to the hub, which was my mistake when I was still using a Sturmey Archer hub. I think it would be more expensive to have it repaired, so I just replaced it with a Shimano Alfine. Let's see how it goes...
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