The Rohloff Speedhub is an amazing piece of German engineering designed as a comprehensive solution to gear shifting needs in the most rugged of conditions. Rohloff is beloved by bicycling adventurists of all stripes for solving their gearing needs. From round the world steeds to fat bikes to backcountry adventure bikes to cargo bikes, the Rohloff hub is the answer to smooth shifting when low maintenance, heavy shifting loads and long-term durability are the requirements.
The hub includes everything required to set it up for use on any bicycle with standard dropouts. This kit includes a chain tensioner to take up the extra chain slack previously adjusted for by the rear derailleur. The twist shifter and cabling are included as is the torgue arm which lock the hub positioning in place relative to the frame for smooth shifting.
- 14 speeds of perfect, trouble free shifting at 13.6% increments.
- Only requires maintenance every 5,000 miles.
- Shifting indexing takes place inside the hub for better durability of shifter.
- Includes hub, chain tensioner, shifter, shifter cable and torque arm.
- Number of gears: 14
- Gear increments: 13.6%
- Gear range: 526%
- Frame spacing: 135mm
- Spoke Count: 36
- Weight: 3.75lbs. (1700g)
- Rolhoff guarantees a flawless and technical fault-free running of the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 for a period of two years after date of purchase. Not included in the warranty is a normal amount of wear of all wearable parts. Wearable parts are those parts which are subject to an amount of wear due to their function.
Wearable parts are: hub seals, jockey wheels on the chain tensioner, sprockets, shifter cables (internal gear mech), grip rubber of the twist shifter, break discs.
Non-wearable parts are: encapsulated gear box bathed in oil, hub case and twist shifter housing (external gear mech).
Any warranty extinguishes with damages, which are caused by: accident, using of brutal force, changes of built of any kind, incorrect mounting, incorrect use, inadequate maintenance, taking apart the gear box into its components. All wearable parts mentioned above generally are subject to wear. The amount of wear depends on maintenance, service, how the product is used and cared for (running performance, pressure, rain and snow rides, dirt, salt, etc.) With regular cleaning and oiling, using the appropriate means, the life span can be elongated. A replacement is definitely recommended, when the wear limit is reached.
To guarantee the safe function, these parts must be replaced as soon as they are no longer capable of performing correctly. Therefore, it is necessary to have a service check and oil-change made, at the owner’s expense, once a year or after 5.000km by a professional bike workshop, who is obligated to check over all the workings of your bike regularly and to replace worn parts.
The service check is to be documented on the service card by this professional bike workshop. In case the owner does not take much care with it, any claims for replacement extinguish, which can be traced back to a neglected service check.
Within the context of warranty, it remains our choice to perform replacement or any other work on the product.
The warranty transaction takes place over the bicycle shop only. Please keep in mind the filled in service card has to be sent with the hub in case of warranty claims. With complete bikes, which are equipped with Rohloff products in series, the warranty transaction of Rohloff products is made directly between the bicycle dealer and the Rohloff AG.
The regular service check in accordance with our instructions secures the warranty entitlement and keeps the high value of your Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 in future.