Re: Rohloff vs. deraileur

Posted by: thelazycyclist

Re: Rohloff vs. deraileur - 10/10/07 01:00 AM

Thanks for your reply Maik,

Yes you have a point indeed, ordinarily the cost difference between the two is rather large.

The principal advantage is lack of maintenance including less things to go wrong and a long life expectancy, which is attractive on long distance trips. Other important advantages that I see include the fact that there is less chance of the hub getting damaged than a derailleur.

I think if I was going out to buy the individual parts, it could be a different story, given the price difference between the rohloff and say an xt setup. But on this particular bike with Thorn, there isn't too much between the two setups.

Bottom line, however, is the lack of maintenance.