I just joined. And I just got a 3 speed Brompton and am looking to substantially increase gearing for a tour next spring in a hilly region. Can we go over my options and the pros and cons if anyone has knowledge in this department?
Rohloff Speed Hub
Swiss Mountain/ Speed Drive
I did get the 3 rather than the six speed Brompton to keep the bike light and simple, easy to maintain, so I'd like to keep it that way as well as far as possible. So far it weighs about 24 lbs with all the touring racks and things.
I was thinking the Mountain gear, but folks say the speed gear might make more sense for a small wheeled bike.
Any advice appreciated.