Rohloff are delighted to announce that following long and exhaustive testing in both commuter and touring cycling conditions, we are so confident in the performance of the "SPEEDHUB All Season Oil', that we have now taken steps to reduce the volume of oil used, from 25ml, to just 12.5ml. This amendment will not only have zero negative affects upon SPEEDHUB function and durability, but will also aid the reduction of waste. SPEEDHUB Oil set article numbers will be amended to show this revised oil volume, as a change in the running series and as such, should start to be noticed in shops as of October 2023, regardless of the age of the hub.
The bottles used in the single-use sets remain the same size, however the volume of 'All Season Oil' is halved -> All Season Oil 12.5ml / Cleaning Oil 25ml.
Art. 8410 Oil Set (1x All Season Oil 12.5ml / 1x Cleaning Oil 25ml / 1x Syringe with Filling Tube / 1x Oil Drain Screw)
Art. 8411 Oil Change Kit (1x All Season Oil 12.5ml / 1x Cleaning Oil 25ml / 1x Oil Drain Screw)
Workshop size oil sets will be supplied with new "All Season Oil" bottle sizes, in accordance with the new oil volumes:
Art. 8409 for 10x oil changes (1x All Season Oil 125ml / 1x Cleaning Oil 250ml)
Art. 8406 for 40x oil changes ( (1x All Season Oil 500 / 1x Cleaning Oil 1000ml)
Art. 8409S for 10x oil changes (1x All Season Oil 125ml / 1x Cleaning Oil 250ml / 10 x Oil Drain Screws)
Art. 8406S for 40x oil changes ( (1x All Season Oil 500 / 1x Cleaning Oil 1000ml / 40 x Oil Drain Screws)
This amendment is of course also applicable to the article numbers Art. 8406s & Art. 8409s as well
During an oil change, a light volume of rest-oil remains stuck to the surface areas of all internal transmission components. This volume, which one is unable to extract during the oil change process, can add up to a total of approximately 12.5ml.
The reduced volume of oil in our oil change kits, combined with the residual oil still inside each SPEEDHUB, will ensure the 25ml of oil previously prescribed, is still present to ensure the correct function and optimal performance of each SPEEDHUB 500/14 transmission.
To ensure the rinsing process is completed as thoroughly as possible, the volume of 'Cleaning Oil' will remain at 25ml per oil change, as before.