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Forget Rolhoff, Nexus, Sram or Sturmey-Archer

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by EVRAC, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. EVRAC

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  2. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    4.7 pound, 7 gear hub? I think I'll pass.
     
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    lol i can buy a complete bike for 1300 usd
     
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    I see they use Pinkbike feet to measure the drops...

    This is an "8 footer"
     
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    "10 foot drops are no match for the Freeridehub."



    Lol!
     
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    is it worth of money for that ???

    i mean you cant destroy drop off like i do and shifter ?!
     
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    JUNK

    that hub is complete junk. look at the website. complete marketing scam. waiting for the 4am infomercial...not

    the rolhoff is 3.4lbs. and that was wayyy to heavy for my back wheel.

    is that a 1999 M1 frame?
     
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    looks like a norco
     
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    yup. norco. and a sweet one at that! fully accessorized & color coordinated! dapper!



    plus inspiring photo quotes:

    "The Freeride hub gobbles up wet and slippery root obstacles on cross-country trails."

    "Slippery bridges on cross-country trails don't stand a chance against the freeridehub."

    "DH Dave drops like a sack of wet sand at Mosquito Creek."

    formidable!
     
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    Read deeper....acoording to the website it's a 4.7 pound, infinite ratio hub that covers the range that a current 24 or 27 speed drive train does.

    Infinite ratio .......... :cool:

    Still 4.7 pounds ..... :eek:

    400 bucks for a 150mm adaptor on top of the base price :eek: :eek:

    Durability :think: :think:

    I think with the design shown friction has got to be an issue also.

    So who is gonna try one first??????
     
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    Slugman Frankenbike

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    If they send one to me for free...
     
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    why can't they just concentrate on making these things affordable for mere mortals first?

    edit: Avalanche was able to do it, what's stopping these guys?
     
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    Slugman Frankenbike

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    No Kidding... great business plan: Make parts so unreasonably priced that you'll never see large sales numbers.
     
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    i like the bike, not so much the product lol
     
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    i bet its fun to work on too...
     
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    Slugman Frankenbike

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    Are these guys for real... check out their "other products". Are those Biopace ripoffs?!?!

    And I love this statement from the 'contact us' page:
     
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    the nupace site lists at 995$, not far from the Rohloff.

    This thread serves as yet another example of how everyone turns into complete ninnies when they come across a new product :rolleyes:
     
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    Do these hubs even exist?
    All I can see is a whole lot of yellow Norco, and more badmouthing of Rohloff than information about their own product.
     
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    i would take the rohloff over those. its cheaper and is reputable. either way internally geared hubs seem to be expensive, but thats just initial cost. after replacing lots of deraileurs and cassettes i think the speedhub would be cheaper.
     
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    The website says Infinite Ratio - but then on the right hand side with all the info it says it has a gear ratio of 305% ... I know the Nexus hub has 318% gear ratio, and costs about 1/10th, and the SRAM 9spd will have more than that.

    Crap crap crap...
     
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    they mean it has infinit ratio within 305%, ie. stepless, no indexing....they didnt claim to break the laws of physics.
     
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    i like how the links are to different, even more obscure, art distributers
     
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    I like how the freeridehubs website made little mention of the actual product. They just show pretty yellow-filled pictures of some guy on a bike and say how it's awesome. What does it do? How is it better? Waste of time.

    I also liked how they had half the page devoted to defaming rohloff. Get a life guys.

    The idea is good, the execution is poor. Kind of like rohloff. How about a lighter, simpler 8 speed that I can afford?
     
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    agreed!
    somethimes i wonder why i even bother with ridemonkey.
     
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    i think it's a barracuda, not a norco
     
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    you guys are the joke. It's true the marketing sucks, but other than that none of you know anything about it. It sounds like it was made by an inventor/engineer who doesnt know anything about bike culture (and all the snobs within it), but that doesnt necessarily mean this thing is a turd. I'd like to know more about it instead of acting like a brat... :rolleyes:
     
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    I think it has the potential to be awesome...a cvt for bikes? the problem is that it weighs so much and costs so much. On top of that, the rohloff seems to be everything that people want it to do, but weighs and costs too much.

    So what, honestly, are these guys bringing to the table? The technology is neat, but it doesn't fix any of the complaints about the rohloff.