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    WWS
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    Shimano Alfine 8 speed hubs

    The latest 8 speed hub model SG-S501....does anyone know about when this model became available in the US?
    How about when the SG-S500 B model became available?
    And the SG-500 A model?

    I have a Raleigh Detour City Sport on order and I'd like to be armed with this information.
    I'm expecting it to have the 501 hub on it. The Raleigh catalog just says it's an Alfine.

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    WWS
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    Doesn't matter now.
    Picked up the bike 2 days ago.

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    I got 2 of them, one with handbrake and one with foot-they are the cats meow!

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    Hi WWS, how do you like your Detour City Sport?

    My LBS is recommending the DCS DLX to me but I can't find many reviews online to validate the purchase (I'm very new to this).

    All the best,
    SD

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    WWS
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    I like it just fine.
    I have over 900 miles on it so far, with no adjustments or repairs needed.
    Mostly use only 4, 5 and 6 gears.
    And only 2 spills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWS View Post
    I like it just fine.
    I have over 900 miles on it so far, with no adjustments or repairs needed.
    Mostly use only 4, 5 and 6 gears.
    And only 2 spills.
    Thanks for the update. Glad you are enjoying the bike!
    Me: Raleigh Cadent i2x8 (2013)
    Hubs: Giant Escape City (2012)

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