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Alfine hubs

shrekstershrekster Posts: 35
edited December 2009 in Commuting chat
Hi, can anyone tell me what the differences are between the shimano alfine hubs? are the s500 and s501 hubs the same internally?
thanks,
Jim.

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  • I don't know the tech details, but I believe the 501 had some sort of clutch upgrade, making shifts smoother and quicker.

    Having said that, the s500 on my Pylon8 is crisp after 9 months (~1500 miles) use.

    Currently awaiting an 18T sprocket from On-One, to replace the default 19T, to give me a top speed boost going downhill in 8th and also give the bike a more disirable 5th and 6th (~52/61 gear inches --> ~58/65)
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  • MichaelWMichaelW Posts: 2,164
    according to a rely on hubstripping (the place for everything hub-gear related)

    "They added an additional roller clutch (on the 501) in place of a ratchet assembly. That makes the 501 completely ratchet free and improves the quietness and smoothness of the internal assembly."
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