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12544Re: [rootsradicals] Alfine 11 Speed Data Sheet.

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  • Vik Banerjee
    Aug 31, 2010
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      I've done loaded touring, mtn biking and other madness on my Surly Pugsley with an Alfine [8 spd] setup with an illegal F32T R21T ratio. Gearing is nice and low....I've had zero problems with it. My buddy has the same setup on an identical bike and also has no issues.

      I'll be gearing my Alfine 11 [when I get one] with a lower illegal ratio as well.

      Vik
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      On 2010-08-31, at 3:58 PM, David Chase wrote:

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      > On 2010-08-31, at 6:15 PM, Rich wrote:
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      >> Shimano has finally released the data sheet on the new Shimano Alfine SG-S700 11 speed IGH for those who might be interested in it for a IGH cargo bike. Looking at the ratios it appears to me to be aimed at the touring bike rider and MTB rider more than the usual IGH city and commuting bike user.
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      > In particular:
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      > "It is recommended that the gear ratio of the front chain ring be set to approx. 1.9. Example: F34T – R18T, F39T – R20T, F45T – R23T"
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      > This doesn't give me that much of a granny gear. Sounds like Rohloff is my next hub.
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      > David
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