IGH newbie here. Is there any mechanical difference between the new sturmey AWC and SRC3?
All I can tell is that one is steel ( AWC-kinda raw looking) and one is aluminium (SR3C -polished) I plan on using this with the classic trigger shifter for now.
England, currently dividing my time between university in Guildford and home just outside Reading
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I don't think there is, it's probably just a matter of the hub shell. The corresponding freewheel hubs ( the AW and XFR-3 respectively) are mechanically identical apart from the shell, I see no reason why their coaster-brake counterparts shouldn't be.
Yeah, well, BD doesn't have them in stock, and I'm a little iffy about a fixed IGH since IGH's seem a little fragile as they are, without the added torque of a fixie system.
Plus, the s30 has a wider range IIRC. Middle gear is direct drive and there's one over drive and one drop out. Makes a lot of sense.
Forgive me, I missunderstood. I have no idea what an s30 is. Never heard of it .
Fragile? Hardly. I weigh 245 and none of my Sturmey hubs have failed me yet, including the fixie.
Edit: A search reveals the s30 is nothing other than what most of us would call an SRC3.
Last edited by Dan Burkhart; 08-25-11 at 01:55 PM.
True, but if you want a freewheeling hub anyway, starting with an S3X hardly makes sense as it's twice the price, and top gear direct.
My reasons too. I'm putting this on my fixed bike and was waffling back and forth between the s3x and src. The coaster hub has 2nd as direct drive (where I spend most of my time anyway) and it's half the price. Plus I can use the classic trigger shifter.