I'm looking into building up a bike with an internal gear hub and wanted some feedback. I'm looking for a hub that can take a beating. If I had loads of money burning a hole in my pocket, I'd get a Rolhoff, but thats not in the budget.
Background on the bike: Its going to be a intown, college commuter. I'm specifically going to build/weld the frame to the hub (internal routing, track drops, sliding disc dropouts if going with a disc version). 26" wheels with pretty standard 26" mountain bike geometry w/ridged fork.
So Sram (i-Motion 9, or S7), Shimano (Alfine, Nexus 8, Nexus 7), Sturmey-Archer (S80)