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Old 07-31-08, 04:02 AM
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Nexus Shifter is intended for use with Alfine as well. No concerns about. Alfine Disk is working well for me, I have got 3 of them. Hub spacing: JFTR: I installed a Nexus Inter-8 red line with BR-IM70 roller brake into 120mm spaced horizontal dropouts
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It is not quite easy. Hub and brake needs to be modified. But it is possible, somehow. This will only work with Nexus 8 speed hub, but not with Alfine (no rollerbrake for Alfine, no removable hexnuts to reduce axle spacing)

Braking performance of roller brake is quite low. I would not bet on being better than V-brakes under whatever conditions. Also, it needs some grease every now and then.

But thumbs up for Alfine, as I said. I am using it on 2 MTBs and my Big Dummy, no problems so far.
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