Efneo Front Gearbox

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Efneo Front Gearbox

Postby Aushiker » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:20 pm

This Efneo drive looks like it might develop into a competitor for the Schlumpf drives. Would be nice if brought the prices down.



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Re: Efneo Front Gearbox

Postby il padrone » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:40 am

When it comes to "front gearboxes" the one that does it all is Pinion and it is in production now.

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Re: Efneo Front Gearbox

Postby Aushiker » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:30 pm

il padrone wrote:When it comes to "front gearboxes" the one that does it all is Pinion and it is in production now.


The Pinion does not appear to the same as the Schlumpf or the proposed Efneo. It looks more like it is a competitive to say a Rohloff and in that context looks interesting.

The idea of the Schlumpf and Efneo is to extend the range of the rear hub/derailluer with a planetary gearing system. A Schlumpf with a Rohloff is a serious option for myself. More so given it has a bit of a track record with trikes.

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Re: Efneo Front Gearbox

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:43 pm

il padrone wrote:When it comes to "front gearboxes" the one that does it all is Pinion and it is in production now.



Well it's no biggie for the Pinion you just need a whole new frame to cater for it :roll:
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Re: Efneo Front Gearbox

Postby il padrone » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:02 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Well it's no biggie for the Pinion you just need a whole new frame to cater for it

But a pretty straightforward process to build a frame to suit it - simply build around the Pinion mount rather than a normal BB.

Time will tell how many builders adopt it but it has significant advantages for a touring bike.
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