Wednesday, February 3, 2010

11 Speed Internal Geared Hub from Shimano

This just in!

From the wonderful hub geeks over at

"Shimano announces a 11 gear hub. The range will be 409% (Alfine 8 gear 307%). The hub runs in a oil bath like the Rohloff Speddhub. This should result a higher efficiency and longer lifetime. The price will be 300,- Euro release data is September 2010."

Can't afford a Rohloff? This is as close as you're gonna get.

I've had the Alfine 8 speed since July and I love it. Hopefully the 11 will be another step in the right direction.

Fingers crossed that it will be beefy enough for mountain biking.

1 comment:

  1. I built an Alfine 8 speed internal hub into a Sun CR-18 for my lady's Soma Buena Vista Mixte build, super reliable and accurate shifting and no dropped chains to worry about. I'm really interested to see what sticks around with all the new internal hub stuff coming out - Sturmey's 3 speed fixed hub, the Sram internal hubs and the new Alfine 11, not to mention Rohloffs and other boutique options. Cool stuff!