Hello, i'm interested to know the reliability, of this product line from Shimano? Particularly The inter 8 speed hub,but also red band 8-speed hub , and the alfine 8-speed hub? I understand they use grease inside their units, and some report a short life span? I'm considering a Diamondback insight Sti 8 hybrid,if its life span is short, and not reliable, then i would chose a traditional cog derailleur set up.
thank-you for your help,
Ps, Mr. Rabbit sent me!