mikedufty wrote:What I don't like is that it jumps under hard pedaling which can be dangerous.
I certainly haven't had any issues with it skipping under load. In fact I still can't quite get over how well it changes under significant load compared to any other bike I've owned. That sounds like something is awry to me.
MattyK wrote:IGH bikes seem to be a hard sell for most bike shops. I don't know why. You can point to a couple of downsides (harder to change rear tyre, weight, efficiency, fear of servicing), but these are insignificant for most people, and there are lots of upsides (no maintenance, hard to damage, clean looks, reliable, shifting at a standstill). Maybe buyers (and shop owners) are just afraid of what they're not familiar with.
It is odd given that every other innovation on bikes (hub size, component composition and design) seem to get adopted with little thought. I wonder if it's because it's seen to be 'commuter' orientated - everyone wants to kid themselves they are a speed machine.