Re: Roller Brakes
I agree an IGH is large compared to a freehub which basically only contains a freewheel mechanism built into the cassette mount but a lot more mechanism needs to be built into a 8 to 14 speed IGH unit.
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, John Werner <wernercj@...> wrote:
> I guess because it was my first experience with an IGH other than seeing them in pictures that it struck me as large. When you have seen hundreds of derailleur hubs comparison wise the IGH seems large. After my initial reaction I have now got more used to the size.
> I was not singling out the Nexus, it just happens to be the one I have and first one I have seen up close.
> John Werner
> Maryville, IL
> Easy Racers GRR, RANS Zenetik, Sun EZ-Tandem, Trek Soho
> From: Rich <astronut1001@...>
> To: Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Sun, February 14, 2010 1:38:25 PM
> Subject: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: Roller Brakes
> Interesting comment on the Nexus hub size. The SRAM iM9 and Rohloff are similar size and weight to the Nexus 8/Alfine hubs. The NuVinci is huge, and heavy, in comparison as was the discontinued Sachs 12 speed hub per the documentation I have seen.,_._,___