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Dynocoaster 07-14-08 06:19 PM

Curve SL 5 Speed
 
Is the 5 speed a one year only hub? Does anyone here own one? I am interested in this model.

brakemeister 07-14-08 09:01 PM

last years Curve SL had the sturmey archer 5 speed hub..... versus the 08 SL has the Shimano 8 speed nexus hub ... a huge improvement ( owever also quite a bit more money also ... )

thor

Loch 07-14-08 10:05 PM

I have the 07 SL with the 5 speed hub.

I'll be doing a 2000 mile review in 20 miles. I am quite satisfied with the hub. It has been a great bike for me and I am somwhat disappointed in some of the changes for 08. It's too bad they don't still offer the 5 speed (maybe with a SRAM) along with the 8 speed.

Standby....

Dynocoaster 07-14-08 10:13 PM

Is the anniversary model based on the Curve?

Dahon.Steve 07-14-08 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loch (Post 7061348)
I have the 07 SL with the 5 speed hub.

I'll be doing a 2000 mile review in 20 miles. I am quite satisfied with the hub. It has been a great bike for me and I am somwhat disappointed in some of the changes for 08. It's too bad they don't still offer the 5 speed (maybe with a SRAM) along with the 8 speed.

Standby....

There's nothing wrong with the 5 speed. I have a Dahon with the 5 speed and found it high geared. All I did was buy a larger cog and that fixed everything. I now ride the bike in 3rd gear and shift to 4th once up to speed. I'm thinking of getting a larger cog that will enable me to ride in 4th all the time leaving me with one high gear and 3 lower gears.

I think this setup will enable me to climb mountains! No regrets at all! You really don't need 8 gears.

bangkok 07-15-08 02:49 AM

And there is weight factor: 3spd/1000g, 5spd/1200g, 8spd/1500g.

brakemeister 07-15-08 08:04 AM

if you look back one year and read all the problems people had with the 5 speed Vitesse ......
or at least some :-)


thor

Dynocoaster 07-15-08 08:12 AM

Is it an easy upgrade to go from the 5 to the 8 speed?


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