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Efneo for city ?

pschemopschemo Posts: 4
edited April 2015 in Commuting general
Did You hear about
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 ?


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    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.
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Schlumpf have been producing something similar for around 20 years. ... 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
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