Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Grid Reference, SK
Bikes: I never learned to ride a bike. It is my deepest shame.
IGH for Offroad for a Clyde?
I have been riding my derailleur equipped bike to and from work for the past few weeks and, as expected, the cold weather and snow have conspired to jam up my derailleurs - a bit of a nusiance (sp?).
I have ridden singlespeeds before, but I am thinking I might like to go with an IGH bike. Problem is, I weigh 270 lbs right now, and whatever I ride I ride hard and I ride it everywhere - my touring bike and my road bike have both done some innapropriate singletrack duty at times. ANyone here have experience on how Shimano Nexus, Alfine, or Sram IGH hold up under heavy abusive use and a heavy abusive rider? I would get a Rohloff hub but I don't have the $$$$$$ (and can't forsee having it for some time).
Any opinions are welcome.