Rohloff's Speedhub available w/ 36 holes begining October 2011...
- (Apologies to those of you who also subscribe to the Double Forte tandem group -- I'm just cuttin' 'n pastin' what I posted there...)
I couldn't vet the above link anywhere else, including on Rohloff's own website (http://www.rohloff.de), but supposedly in response to e-bike enthusiasts, the Speedhub will be produced with 36 holes.
While there are a handful of reports of 32-hole Speedhub failures under tandem usage -- due purportedly to material defects -- my 32-holers have been OK on both the tandem and the cargo bike.
Nevertheless, this is definitely a welcome update to the original 12 year old design, since the Rohloff guts are definitely up to the challenge of heavier loads.
- I've got many years of rear loading cargo biking and some dirt road touring on a 32H Rohloff wheel with zero issues. The symmetrical wheel you get with a Rohloff is very strong with 32 spokes.safe riding,On 2011-10-01, at 9:41 AM, David Dannenberg wrote:
- No doubt, same here with not a single failure or mechanical issue since 2001.
However, had the opportunity presented itself, I would have gladly opted for the 36H version on both the tandem and the Xtracycle. In fact, I'd probably even do the same on my solo bikes, where I could potentially get away with a lighter-than-normal rim.
--- In email@example.com, Vik Banerjee <threeohm@...> wrote:
> I've got many years of rear loading cargo biking and some dirt road touring on a 32H Rohloff wheel with zero issues. The symmetrical wheel you get with a Rohloff is very strong with 32 spokes.