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