Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    My Bikes
    Too many....................
    Posts
    3,070
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Curve SL 5 Speed

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

  2. #2
    New usename ThorUSA brakemeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Southern Illinois USA
    Posts
    2,469
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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

  3. #3
    Senior Member Loch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    MT, USA
    My Bikes
    Dahon Speed Pro
    Posts
    167
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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....

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    My Bikes
    Too many....................
    Posts
    3,070
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is the anniversary model based on the Curve?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    6,153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Loch View Post
    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.

  6. #6
    late member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    202
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And there is weight factor: 3spd/1000g, 5spd/1200g, 8spd/1500g.

  7. #7
    New usename ThorUSA brakemeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Southern Illinois USA
    Posts
    2,469
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    if you look back one year and read all the problems people had with the 5 speed Vitesse ......
    or at least some :-)


    thor

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    My Bikes
    Too many....................
    Posts
    3,070
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is it an easy upgrade to go from the 5 to the 8 speed?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •