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Offline BigPapaK

Changing a Rohloff Wheel
« on: November 18, 2011, 01:35:31 pm »
I am considering in investing in a S&S coupled bike for some touring. Rohloff (quick release) is high on my list for a drive train. Every now and then I see mention of the challenges of changing out the rear tire on a Rohloff equipped wheel, but no details. Is this true; are they a pain to change out? What makes it more challenging? Can anyone point me in the direction of a video or tutorial of some sort where this is covered so I can see for myself? And, of course, what has your experience been like?

Offline Mark Manley

Re: Changing a Rohloff Wheel
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 12:06:40 am »
I have a Rohloff hub on my disc braked Roberts Rough Stuff and the rear wheel is no more difficult to change than any other. Although expensive I can recommend a Rohloff.

Offline bogiesan

Re: Changing a Rohloff Wheel
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 08:19:38 am »
I have a Rohloff hub on my disc braked Roberts Rough Stuff and the rear wheel is no more difficult to change than any other. Although expensive I can recommend a Rohloff.

A quick search revealed tons of user reviews and some documents and photos at the Rohloff site including owners manuals.
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Offline dombrosk

Re: Changing a Rohloff Wheel
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 09:13:58 am »
For me it's a lot easier to take off a rear wheel with my Rohloff...

...some people seem to be able to thread their chain onto that rear derailleur without cursing, but not I.  But my Rohloff just involves loosening a couple of thumbscrews and the wheel just slides out.

I'll be posting a longer comment into a thread I started back in the spring, but short version: if you're thinking of a Rohloff I'd recommend getting it.

Offline BigPapaK

Re: Changing a Rohloff Wheel
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 02:00:29 pm »
Yes, I did do some more searching and found a description of taking the rear wheel off.

dombrosk: I'd be interested in a link to the thread you reference.

Thanks!

Offline threedogs

Re: Changing a Rohloff Wheel
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 11:58:12 pm »
If you want to learn about Rohloffs or IGH this is a good place.

http://forums.mtbr.com/internal-gear-hubs/