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Motobecand Bistro 7V versus 8V

Old 08-31-14, 09:14 AM
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Motobecane Bistro 7V versus 8V

The 7V shown here has external gears and a derailleur. The 8V shown here, all the gears are internal to the hub. Comments????

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The Internal Gear Hub (IGH) will probably be better for most use. It is probably a bit heavier; however, it will require less maintenance to keep running right.

It really depends what you want the bile for; but for commuting and a runabout, the IGH is probably a better choice. The traditional, exposed, gears are generally a better choice when you want a lot of gear combinations and are more concerned with higher average speeds. Fir urban use and commuting I have switched to an IGH and I know others who have too. I don't know any that regret the decision.
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Originally Posted by Robert C View Post
The Internal Gear Hub (IGH) will probably be better for most use. It is probably a bit heavier; however, it will require less maintenance to keep running right.

It really depends what you want the bile for; but for commuting and a runabout, the IGH is probably a better choice. The traditional, exposed, gears are generally a better choice when you want a lot of gear combinations and are more concerned with higher average speeds. Fir urban use and commuting I have switched to an IGH and I know others who have too. I don't know any that regret the decision.
THX for the info and experience! IGH it is since the bike will be used for grocery getting and a leisure ride around the neighborhood upright so that I can not only view but smell the roses. The terrain is purely flat. For exercise I have a mtn bike with slicks and the mtn bike is never ridden in the dirt.
@Robert C does it really matter for leisure riding if it's an 8 speed (or 7) versus a traditional 3 speed???????

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