Wingnut wrote:Q. Why are you using a heavy Rohloff Speedhub? A. Because it is durable and cost effective in the long term.
A lighter drivetrain could be installed for less money...
Well no, those are certainly benefits, but not the primary reason for my choice. I want convenient trouble-free operation.
Let's debunk another myth - while a Speedhub does concentrate the mass at the rear, it is questionable that there is a significant difference from a conventional derailleur touring setup.
And I have easily compensated for the slightly heavier transmission by using lighter components elsewhere.