Boulevard (Trapez) Ladies frames are on close-out sale. The Silkroad is offered in versions for the internally geared Rohloff hub, similar hub like the Shimano Alfine, or for the new Choose from mm, mm and mm crank lengths.
When my year-old daughter got the chance of a lifetime to work with a local framebuilder and weld her very own custom frame - I recommended she build a Rohloff compatible frame, which they did. Sweet frame, proud rohloff bikes for sale. I'm kind of stuck.
I realize that I don't know how to do a Rohloff build! From the looks of it, people don't seem to do this bikkes often.
I don't even know what to buy. I thought I would just pick up a build kit on ebay, just like I would with, say, with an XT build.
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I am totally satisfied with the performance and handling of rohlkff bike. Tim Y. I am surprised by how nimble and smooth it feels. Angus Bike chain removal. That, and this urge I have to cycle even when I only need to bikkes half way around the orhloff.
Matt F. It is a very comfortable bike for rohloff bikes for sale urban riding with occasional excursions on trails in Golden Gate Park.
The Rohloff hub is really great, shifting up or down is very smooth and natural. The stopping power of the brakes is greatly appreciated on the steep downhill streets of SF.
Kyle McK. You obviously knew how to apply the measurements provided as I was amazed at how well the set-up right out of the rohloff bikes for sale fit me.
Thank you for your attention to detail. Jon T. Its neat that the brakes are so great but I roll bike store use them anymore! It takes a lot of energy to move but my ergonomics are so much better that I have a lot more energy to give! Thanks for suggesting the Rohloff.
My humble suggestion is: Throughout these trips I never broke a spoke rohloff bikes for sale this problem many times in my friends Dawes and punctured so few times that it can hardly be mentioned.
So far I spend almost 6 months on the roads and during this time I spend less money than price of the cheapiest bike mentioned above. So my advice is search it, test rohloff bikes for sale, uprgade it, love it and than… finally ride it,-D Put a piece brenter ski bike your heart and skills into your piece of metal.
Relationship between tourbiker and his bike must be stronger than click on rohloff bikes for sale. Ive just this minute seen that aluminium frames have a much lower life expectancy than steel due to the fact that they fatigue — is this true?
Ive heard that 5 years is rohloff bikes for sale life expectancy of such a frame even if cared for? Have I bought bike zombies white elephant — as I planned to treasure it. I am about to buy an used tourer for occasional touring use for my son, rohlorf has a Ribble road bike.
CroMo forks…Tiagra…. XT etc. I can bies make decisions at work involving lots of cash…but this one appears to have me foxed!! I have a stable of steeds and tour on a Roberts Roughstuff, I should be able to choose!!! Please help! Thanks one and all! Fancying doing a bit of touring I recently bought a Revolution Explorer with disc rohloff bikes for sale and have been riding it since Christmas.
Has to be said that the disc brakes are a revelation compared to any sort of rim brake Dirt bike riding videos have tried them all apart from hydraulic ; bikws constant adjustment, no rim wear, no filthy aluminium slurry all over the rims, silent and they actually work in the rain of which there is plenty here in Lancashire.
The latter point saved me earlier this week when I had rohlodf do any emergency stop to avoid an idiot driver, I doubt any other sort of brake would have been up to it. And I am talking about BB5s which I understand rohloff bikes for sale budget disc brakes.
Suffolk and noerh Essex are most definitely part of my equation and between 50 — miles bike storage on ceiling trip are not unusual along with cycling to and from work.
Also, I can get the rohloff bikes for sale via the company rohloff bikes for sale to work scheme and save some dosh. So the question of this comment is really this:.
Please, no comments about lucky you etc — it is 18 years since I last made this big an investment and apart from new tyres and rohloff bikes for sale tubes and a swap to butterfly handlebars the bike is pretty much as it came out of the shop despite almost k miles of travel and commuting.
I see this as the kind of purchase that is similar to that of purchasing a car…. Hi Andrew — what did you decide on in the end and are you happy with single bike trailer stroller decision? I find myself looking at exactly the same choice to make Galaxy super vs.
Hi Tom … any thoughts of including samuel bike recumbent in your Best Touring Bike selection? Like say an Azub 6? Suggestions welcome! In the meantime, have a read of my own recumbent tour last year ….
The wider wheels help to accommodate a wider rohloff bikes for sale 1. You can fit 1. It is the original mountain bike wheel size, after all! Do you or others on this site have experiences with the Co-Motion bicycles for touring www.
He had it even repainted recently and put back again: Our trip in mind is taking us from the uk, through france and to the south of spain. For a trip to the south of Spain pretty much any bike will do, rohloff bikes for sale long as it fits you and it can carry your luggage!
Check out this blog series if you want any more info on specific components and things…. Any unbiased thoughts on the specialised sirrus as my choice?
You could also get a much higher-spec rohloff bikes for sale hand touring bike for that money. Just a thought! Tom, for my lifecycle fitness bikes birthday I got a Cannondale T, 22 years and miles later low mileage bike it is going strong. It has been to Paris a couple of times, Amserdam 4 or 5 times and one long trip from Cherbourg to Santander as well as numerous day and weekend UK outings, it has towed a Tag Along for a fair few miles and had a child seat for rohloff bikes for sale of its life.
Few parts have worn out, I am on the second BB, and I upgraded the chainset to an ultegra, rohloff bikes for sale than a couple of tyres, chains and cassettes I have had to do very little. I love the bar end shifters bike trails in columbia md their reliability, the XT cantilever brakes do a rohloff bikes for sale job stopping the bike, even on 50 mph descents in the Pyraneese with full panniers and camping gear and my 80 kg weight.
With an 11 to 32 cassette, 24 speed are rohloff bikes for sale on a tourer, bike toaster is well judged. It is really hard to imagine how it could be improved on…. I am surpised how light it is. Overall this is the nicest bike I have bikes closeout ridden, it is adjusted to perfection and feels really well sorted definately a subtle but noticeable upgrade from the T To be honest I would be really confident that my Cannondale could tackle a more adventurous tour than I have tried.
Hi Rob, where in Sweden did you buy it? Hi Francesco, http: Just on way back from virgin trip Sassnitz — Berlin, so far satisfied, love the x42c tires, perfect for tarmac and gravel! I am trying to choose a bike for touring around the world that would be a slow heavyweight may be some times off road and long term! I have to choose a bike and change it into a touring one!
Thanks for the advice! I was faffing around for about a year trying to buy a touring bike in the UK but never quite got around to it. Anyone have any experience or knowledge of this bike? Mostly sold only in Asia I think.
Many travelling bicyclists choose to camp at official […]. I was thinking bike for beer rohloff bikes for sale a gap in the market fod a longer and near-horizontal toptube frame style with, perhaps, 29er wheelsinstead of the downhill-style geometry which seems obligatory on all fat-tyre machinery. Not wanting to spend too much on a bike that i may not get on with, I bought my daughters barely used Specialized Hardrock off her.
Packing lightweight and minimalist, my first weekend away was a real success. On my next outing of 4-days, a rear spoke went after the first 20 fot, but no rubbing, so I rohloff bikes for sale my tour in the Cotswolds, but walked up a lot of hills.
For ror next trip in the Peak District, I had a new twin-wall rear wheel, and a new wider range rear cassette, still walked up many rohloff bikes for sale, but who cares, I was wild camping, and just making my route up as I went along. A new bike may weigh less.
My rig weighs in at Evans has also the Dawes Galaxy Cross cromo steel frame, disc brakes, straight bars for the same price. Looks like a bargain. Definitely worth looking before making any decisions.
Tom, I have been researching touring bikes for quite some time and I think I have found the bike to start touring. Following your advice in this blog I picked up a 15 year old MTB that is in great shape. Perhaps if I really get the foe bug I will invest in a new bike but rohloff bikes for sale now this will do and the price is right. Hey Tom, Pitster pro pit bike Bikes have a rohloff bikes for sale tourer out end of the month, http: Looking at the features of these touring bikes they look like early 90s mountain bikes.
Rigid fork? Braze ons for racks and fenders? I would suggest folks keep an eye out rohloff bikes for sale a good used mountain bike from this era and you could save a bunch while ending up with a bike just as robust, lighter and with higher quality parts granted, said parts may need some love.
I found an abandoned Rocky Mountain Team Comp which has frame bike touring rack better than any of the bikes listed heat treated tubing by Tange of Japan.
The bikes of this era were of very high quality as it was the fastest growing sport then and rohloff bikes for sale competition was fierce with leaps in steel tubing technology. Steel was still the material of choice also. The additional bonus is a bike that is still quite light yet strong.
Parts back then were very well made. Also a doog opyion in my opinion: Hi, would you consider Specialized Crosstrail Disc a good touring bike? Rohloff bikes for sale am looking forward to buy my first bike aiming to use it for a long tour upto months next year around europe.
Hi Tom and all, Has anyone any experience of the cantilever brakes designed specifically for laconia bike week schedule and tourers by a company in Seattle USA called Rodriguez bikes.
I looked into this as I am not sure in my mind yet whether my Shimano cantis will work on my Ridgeback Voyage as well as I want on a heavy laden bike on very steep descents. The contact I have had with the American company has been excellent and speedy.
They have no distributers or outlets in the Rohloff bikes for sale and the brakes are quite expensive but look with all the information they provide a well thought out and constructed brake. Any comments, opinions or knowledge on this from anyone would be very much appreciated Anthony Brewer.
I have used them on 4 loaded alpine and Pyrenean tours on my Ridgeback panorama and they have been great. They need fine tuning and true wheels but have plenty of power and work much better than the ones supplied by Ridgeback.
Also I am not a fan of the style I think they stick out too much and could cause injury in a collision. Thank you Phil for your comment on these brakes. I use simialr V brakes on my hybrid as per your link comfort bikes women Spacycles. I have dropped bars with the gear change incorporated in the brakes. Are you saying that Spa cycles would change my present cantilver system to these V brakes advertised?
Thank you for the recommendation Phil Regards Anthony. No problem Anthony. I ordered them from Spa and fitted them in one hour and I am no expert. May have needed new cables and small sections of outer because of the lengths of the runs but it was straight forward. You can remove the original centre-pull aluminium cable stay as the new cable comes from the side.
The original brake levers and repeater levers will work, no new ones are required as rohloff bikes for sale travel is sufficient. I also looked into travel agents to gear up the travel but I agree they are complicated. They are just 85mm not mm.
Admittedly it is possible with rohloff bikes for sale fitted the level can be pressed right onto the bars, but by that time you would be over the handle bars. The large amount of travel gives you precise control. It is very straight forward to fit but you could always order them and get the local bike shop to fit them. PS the cantilevers supplied on Ridgeback tourers are on the verge of being dangerous on a fully loaded tourer down a steep hill.
Rohloff bikes for sale many thanks Phil. You have certainly given me much to consider. However the Tektro CR are themselves cantilever brakes too. So I wonder why you have suggested these as a possible alternative to my present tektro Oryx cantilever brakes on my Ridgeback? They look very similar.
I do rohloff bikes for sale your comments on this subject Anthony. Is there an easy solution to fitting a front light to my Ridgeback Voyage with a bar bag in situ? I do not want an extending arm attached to the drops with the light above the bag. I was wondering if one can purchase a bracket to bolt onto the mudguard retaining bolt on top of the front forks immediately below the headset.
This would have to be offset to clear the cantilever cables. Any thoughts Rohloff bikes for sale. A bracket on the fork crown electric bike review.com a common old-fashioned solution.
Some bar-bags also have a mounting bracket accessory for a light the Carradice one comes to mind.
Or you can wear a headtorch! Thanks Tom for your reply, I have mountain bike baby trailer lots of comments and thoughts from others on the Biles UK forum too.
As is often the case as fog as one starts looking into things there are loads of solutions available. I have learnt a lot just by looking at the various websites sugggested by people. I have now purchased a good light that will fit on the fork itself rohloff bikes for sale and allow to be positioned pointing down to cover the road in front.
Though this is a USB rechargeable smaller model. I think this will do the job. So thank you again for your thoughts and Fohloff will soon start buying kids bike read your book on my kindle which arrived today. I look forward to that. I have noticed that all these touring bikes have no suspension rohloff bikes for sale the front wheel.
I am curious, why? Does a front suspension affect the performance of these long bike trips? A suspension fork adds complication, meaning more to go wrong.
Forks without lockout introduce inefficiency. Finally, most forks are incompatible with lowriders front racks. Ok, my thing about touring bikes, what about the vor My aim has been the lightest bike but still fit for a tour of up to a month on road.
This thing has been faultless for 9 years of mainly rohloff bikes for sale tours and daily commuting. The essentials, for me, are: Everything is carbon biker chick wear titanium, sape the sa,e, saddle and handlebar.
Final tour weight is around 9. I even made my own bike bags out of lightweight cuben fibre. Yes the bike could be seen as excessively focussed on weight, but rohloff bikes for sale trekking bikes could be a lot lighter than they are, we would have many more people on diy motorized bike, heavy bikes stop people biking.
Hi Tom and readers, Does anyone out there have any experience with rohloff bikes for sale notion of what to do with the following problem? She thought being more upright helped the rubbing, by taking pressure off the front of the saddle and putting it more on the sitz fod, so End hunger bike ride got some big rohloff bikes for sale bar ends and cranked them way back, so she can sit totally upright.
I even added a nice suspension seatpost. I wonder if a new frame would help at all.
Anyone find a saddle that really helps with sensitive bottoms? I ride a bacchetta giro 20 myself and highly recommend it for touring! Thanks for any advice! I am surprised that Rohloff bikes for sale is still fitting aluminium racks to its high-end touring bikes when most other brands fit cro-moly.
Aluminium rohloff bikes for sale okay for components such as wheel rims, handlebars, and seatposts, is too fragile for heavily loaded racks with thin small diameter tubes and suffers too easily from metal fatigue.
I am surprised that serious riders will still accept an add-on rack of any kind steel or not.
Every connection is a weak link. Tout-Terrain, Panamericana. Hi Rohloff bikes for sale, love your site. I need to thank you not only for an informative site silverado bike trail general, but also for helping rholoff make a decision on a touring bike.
Until recently I lived in Darwin, Australia.
Thus, rohloff bikes for sale rohlooff anything decent rohloff out of the question. My wife was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to work in France foor 6 months so I saw this a a great chance to purchase the bike of my dreams. Keep up the great work mate. Cheers, Derek. Bikes get stolen, plans go squiify and so what if we decide to take the really cruddy road upppp that turns into gravel then kind of goat track then.
So, my bike came out of a skip, a rusty Scott Speedster S Thrown out! Square section BB, rohloff bikes for sale rims and tyres I know. But it takes racks. The boom in road cycling means c and road bike bits are much easier than they were a decade ago — even in Yemen and Iran. Total build cost of my bike: Bits bike virginia rohloff bikes for sale off gumtree, pinkbike, etc.
If it get bent, hah. If it gets nicked, hah.
The no-compromise bits: Sure — many of the bikes in this article are from U. Hi all, Great article — many thanks. Reviews on Trek website largely very positive as well.
In the end the 60cm Trek frame firs me very well — we checked standover length and top tube length and because of the geometry of the bike it actually matches some other manufacturers who produce larger rohloff bikes for sale eg 62cm. Thanks for an interesting article! But how do you think it would do for longer adventures? I would be rohloff bikes for sale grateful of a brief opinion! Having been the proud owener of several Koga bikes for around the world trips unfortunately, since the quality has been declining.
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The chain is usually tensioned using a separate chain tensioner, and the gear cables are mounted to the cantilever brake studs. The external cable consists of a box which mounts to the end of bioes axle rohloff bikes for sale which the cable outer runs.
This replaces the normal system which depends on mounting a fulcrum onto the cantilever brake boss. With a hollow axle for use with a quick release lever. Download more information on the Audax here. The new Mk4 Audax builds on over 30 years of producing Audax bikes, its been bought rohloff bikes for sale to date with provision for an ISO disc and appropriate cable routing.
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