Does anyone have any comments on the shifting range on a Rohloff hub? Can a Rohloff setup match having a compact mountain crank in the front (22/32/43) with say an 11-32 in the rear?
Above are a couple comparisons of Rohloff gearing to regular gearing. The second link shows a 44-32-22 11-34 gearing. You can then pick out a Rohloff gear combination that matches it on either the high or low side. The Rohloff has a narrower range of gears than a mountain bike with a wide ranging cassette. If you make the low side equal, then you give up about 15 gear inches on the high side. Personally I don't spend a whole lot of time in the highest gears, so giving them up would be nothing to me. But if you are always grinding away in the highest gears on your bike, then it may mean the world to you.