Our special chain lubricant, the "Oil of Rohloff", has been specially developed to withstand the hardest conditions. Our „All Season Oil“ has been developed specifically for SPEEDHUB use, and is required to be changed every 5000km or annually (whichever comes first).
This environmentally friendly, quickly bio-degradable chain lubricant has been developed in partnership with a leading German lubricant manufacturer. Not only does this lubricant degrade fast, but it has also been painstakingly developed to withstand forces applied to it through a bicycle transmission.
Oil of Rohloff is based on a synthetic oil that also helps protect your chain thanks to the integration of special additives. The resulting chain oil is incredibly pressure resistant, has an extremely high slip characteristic and is much more water repellent than conventional chain lubricants.
The ‘Oil of Rohloff’ is certified as a quickly bio-degradable lubricant under test protocol CEC-L-33-T-82. A special test procedure stands behind this certification whereby the lubricant is mixed with special bacteria in a controlBiologically degradable:
The ‘Oil of Rohloff’ is certified as a quickly bio-degradable lubricant under test protocol CEC-L-33-T-82. A special test procedure stands behind this certification whereby the lubricant is mixed with special bacteria in a controlled experiment. The volume of bacteria which has biodegraded after 21 days is then assessed carefully.
We are extremely proud of the status our “Oil of Rohloff” achieved, showing that approximately 90% of bacteria found, had disappeared following the 21 day test period.
The Oil of Rohloff is supplied in reusable plastic bottles and as such, can easily avoid the recycling bin. Customers can simply take their empty bottle to their local dealer/refill station and purchase a refill. The Rohloff AG offer 5l Oil of Rohloff canisters equipped with a handy filling pump, to quickly and cleanly refill customer bottles.
We are convinced that the reusable bottle system, thanks to its reduced environmental impact and the considerably reduced cost for the customer (approximately half that of a new bottle), will establish itself as the way forward. Currently only available to German based customers
Oil of Rohloff is stamped with the VSF seal of approval thanks to its „best lubricating properties“. Only 2 brands of chain lubricant were awarded this certification, from over 19 brands tested.
Once annually or once every 5000km. That is the schedule in which your SPEEDHUB gear hub requires an oil change. The purpose of this is to ensure that any oil lost over the previous 12 months is replaced, and that any moisture which has penetrated the hub is rinsed back out. We recommend the handy Oil Change Kit. I
Incidentally, SPEEDHUB lubricants are also available in 250ml and 1l canisters for workshop use.
The Oil Change Kit in detail
The SPEEDHUB Oil Change Kit includes the following articles:
- 25ml All Season Oil / 25ml Cleaning Oil in a 50ml bottle
- Oil filling tube
- Oil drain screw
- 50ml syringe
If the SPEEDHUB never lost a drop of oil over the past 12 months, then the combined volume of oil inside the hub after the cleaning oil is added, will equate to approximately 50ml. The Cleaning Oil bottle can therefore accommodate this entire 50ml volume for easy disposal after extraction.
Tip! Secure the oil filling tube to the syringe with a drop of super glue to prevent the two coming apart during the oil filling process.