Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby Datsane on Thu 1/Jul/10 9:59pm

Mel wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote:you'd say $1200 all up I reckon. Still half the price of a Rohloff.

Yep. And I'm ok with that. :)
$1200 yikes
Did the 8spd ones drop much in price from the original RRP.
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Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby yak71 on Fri 2/Jul/10 9:00am

All up my 8spd cost around 900 ish. Then of course I decided to go from a 20t to an 18t and get a trigger shifter too. Getting close to 1k after that. :blink:
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Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby Mel on Fri 2/Jul/10 9:24am

Looks like the butt-ugly rapidfire shifter is standard now?

Interesting to see the black one on the Wiggle site, as I had thought they were only going to do them in silver to start with (but I'd wondered if that was just because their prototype was polished :cool: and some journo made the assumption that they'd be silver).
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On Off-roading An Alfine

Postby gaznzo on Fri 2/Jul/10 10:59am

A couple of locals, including the aforementioned Dodzy, are running Alfines on their trailbikes. Neither have had any trouble with them, both see a bit of shuttling as well as regular riding. One is a Nomad, the other a GT 6 inch bike.

Right now would be a great time to stick one of these in my Nomad, because the trails are fun but fairly wet, which around here means drivetrain eating.
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Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby bikedog on Sat 11/Jun/16 8:59am

Are there any Mountain bikes with Alfine hub or IGH for sale new in NZ?
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Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby Velocipedestrian on Sat 11/Jun/16 10:30am

bikedog wrote:Are there any Mountain bikes with Alfine hub or IGH for sale new in NZ?

Not yet... But the Zerode Taniwha is coming.

Unless you're after a DH bike, then you're in luck.
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Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby AgrAde on Sat 11/Jun/16 3:18pm

That thing makes me steamy in my private places
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Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby pushbikerider on Sat 11/Jun/16 5:42pm

bikedog wrote:Are there any Mountain bikes with Alfine hub or IGH for sale new in NZ?

No, because Shimano won't offer a warranty on an alfine hub used for mtb, it's an urban cycling product. People have fitted them to mtbs with reasonable success, you just need to either work it out yourself or find a bike shop that wants to sell you a custom build
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Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby Conners on Sat 11/Jun/16 6:21pm

Tama (in 2009) wrote:I had three reasons for installing the hub;

2.) I’m planning to get a Zerode trail bike, which will be running Alfine hubs and I wanted to get an idea of how they run


Seven years on, a little boy waits.
No Alfine now, but the pinion looks like a perfect fit.
Awesome to see these coming into production after so much development.
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Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby dwgknz on Wed 15/Jun/16 9:34pm

Dirt Merchants are taking orders for the Taniwha! Is on farcebook
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Re: 7 Months With A Shimano Alfine Hub

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 16/Jun/16 8:04am

Conners wrote:Seven years on, a little boy waits.




And hopes...
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