Forum home Commuter cycling forum Commuting general

Efneo 3 Speed Front Gearbox

Wynne G OldmanWynne G Oldman Posts: 266
edited February 2015 in Commuting general
What do you guys think of this? ... rbox-efneo

Would it work well in tandem with a Shimano 11 speed rear hub? Your thoughts please.

"on your bike" Norman Tebbit.


  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,635
    Certainly different,wondering whether any good for MTB's.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,810
    Gearing is too tall for an MTB with a smallest (effective) ring size of 28T (and you'd never need the largest effective size), it looks a nice solution for some uses though and a mate has bought a setup as an early adopter for a high power hub motored E-bike.

    The trouble with hub geared rears is the gear spacing is setup for use with a single chainring, to work effectively with the efneo it would need closer ratios, you'd only really be able to use 2 of the 3 front gears with an Alfine hub.

    Best uses (to my mind) are either on a single speed (to give you 3 gears thus making it a bit more useable) or a dedicated commuter using something like an older 8 or 9 speed road cassette to give nice tight ratios and you can use the stationary shift facility to select a smaller ring at stops for the launch.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
Sign In or Register to comment.