Efneo for city ? — BikeRadar
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Efneo for city ?
edited April 2015
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Seems pretty neat solution against Alfine for city.
Right now I have Alfine 8 but I`m not really using all shifts so I`m thinking about changing to that.
Any other systems like that ?
It will be a bad idea with an Alfine I think, the reason I say that is that the Alfine has quite a wide gear range as it's designed to be used on it's own - which is why you are already not using all the gears, so add the efneo and you end up with probably only 2 extra discrete gears (ignoring all the overlapping duplicates) and even more you won't use!
The efneo is a good solution to my mind for a town commuter with rear dérailleur where its more convenient to match the rear ratios to optimise the total ratio's with the front while keeping the front clean and uncluttered, a friend has booked one to go on his ebike where the structure of the bike makes a front dérailleur impossible.
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.
Schlumpf have been producing something similar for around 20 years.
http://www.haberstock-mobility.com/inde ... ducts.html
It's pretty good inthat you can use it with a belt drive as well.
Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
Sun - Cervelo R3
Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX