Rohloff Speedhub

Put one of these on the rear of a fatrike, and you’ll be able to shift to lower gears even in adverse terrain if stopped, something that cannot be done with a standard derailleur system in the rear. The Rohloff also keeps the chain mechanism high off the ground with a 26 inch wheel, as on the ICE Full Fat. This clearance is a good thing if riding through rocks or obstacles that could damage a derailleur. With the Rohloff internally geared rear hub, another advantage on a backcountry fatrike is that the shifting mechanism is protected from the elements, such as rain, dirt, mud, snow, and any other gunge that can muck-up a drivetrain system. Ever wonder why Rohloff hubs are so expensive? Well, take a gander at what’s going on inside one of these hubs!

Rohloff Hub inside

These are impressive pieces of machinery, build to last a very long time!

Rohloff Full Fat clearance

Click HERE to visit the Rohloff website and learn more.



About Wild Steve

Steve Greene is a naturalist, free thinker, and seeker of truth. He pursues absolute truth in all things, modifying his existence as supported by legitimate evidence. His ideological foundation rests on the respect of life, as he follows a path of health, serenity, and maximum functional longevity. He has authored eleven books, and is a noted authority on Death Valley National Park, human powered recumbent tricycle touring, health and fitness, and professional law enforcement. Steve has not owned a petroleum powered automobile since 2008, as part of his environmental preservation paradigm. He thrives on a whole food plant-based diet, exercises regularly (bodybuilding, hiking, cycling), and enjoys exploring the wilderness, beyond the bounds of human dominance. Harmony with nature tops his priorities.
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One Response to Rohloff Speedhub

  1. armadillozack says:

    Old news Steve, I got one of these from the fellas down at Utah Trikes when I bought my Q-4, and I love it…! Best thing since ice cream was invented, they came on the scene mid 2015 really, but I believe they may be older than that if memory serves me correctly.. But you must know this already, so I feel foolish even saying this to you… But what I did not bother to do was read the maintenance instructions for the Rohloff, which now I feel very foolish again…! So I have to thank you for you bring this to Trike Asylum, and sharing it all with us… You’re the best Buddy…!
    Armadillo Zack

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