SPEEDHUB 500/14 XXL (190mm) - available from April 2016
Rohloff offers a version of our now legendary SPEEDHUB 500/14 gear hub especially suited to the extreme conditions in which Fatbikes are used. The Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 XXL is constructed for frames using a 190mm spacing and dropouts which accept 10mm quick-release axles.
Fatbikes are primarily designed to enable one to keep pedalling through even the harshest conditions - conditions in which a cyclist on a traditional bicycle would be forced to dismount and push. The fat tires offer a much larger footprint thus keeping the bicycle afloat on soft terrain. The additional traction this provides ensures a Fatbike rider will enjoy many miles of riding long after the standard bicycle has reached its limits. Fatbikes are especially suitable for transversing snow, bogs/marshland and sand.
The SPEEDHUB 500/14 XXL is the ideal transmission for Fatbikes. The conditions in which such bicycles are ridden require a transmission that can be kept as clean as possible. Only a clean, un-clogged transmission can ensure problem-free functionality and nothing increases the enjoyment you can have out on the trails more than having access to the right gear at all times! Of course the SPEEDHUB 500/14 XXL has the additional advantage of being compatible with the ‘Gates Carbon Drive’ belt drive system, reducing the level of transmission maintenance even further.
- 14 real gears
- Even gear increments of 13.6%
- 526% overall transmission ratio
- Straight chain-/belt-line
- Incredibly strong rear wheel due to even spoke tension
- Encapsulated construction
- 100% adjustment free
- Extremely low maintenance
- Compatible with the 'Gates Carbon Drive' belt drive system.
Technical Data SPEEDHUB 500/14 XXL:
- Suitable for 190mm frame spacing (10mm diameter axles)
- Quick-release (CC OEM2) axle options
- Chainline = 72mm (15,16 & 17 tooth sprockets), splined sprockets = 75mm, beltline = 72mm
- Flange spacing (middle-middle) = 93mm
- Disc Brake compatible (DB)
- Anodized black finish
- XXL versions are not authorized for tandem use
These dimensions enable the use of up to 5" tires (mounted on 80mm and 100mm wide rims) in frames with a 190mm spacing - without the risk of chain/tire interference! We recommend the use of rims with a minimum 12.5mm nipple offset in order to avoid the spoke 'kinking' when entering the nipple. Such kinks will weaken the spoke and can cause premature spoke failure.
The SPEEDHUB XXL version is available exclusively in an anodized black finish with 32 spoke holes, OEM2 axleplate and a disc brake compatible hub-cap (Art. #8027zXXL). All XXL versions therefore come equipped with the external gear mech.
The use of the OEM2-10 axleplate requires the additional use of an adapter to anchor the torque to the frame and also ensure the brake caliper sits correctly over the brake rotor. The frame will dictate which version is required. (IS2000 = Monkeybone-10 / PM = Fatbone).
Should your frame require the use of the Rohloff Fatbone, then a larger 4-bolt brake rotor will also be required. This is because the Fatbone also acts as an adapter pushing the caliper further away from the rotor - this distance must be compensated.
The different available combinations are:
- Frame with IS2000 caliper mount = Monkebone -10/160mm (Art.#8553-10) or Monkeybone-10/180mm (Art.#8554-10)
- Frame with 160mm PM caliper mount = Fatbone 180 (Art.#8556) + 180mm 4-bolt Brake rotor
- Frame with 180mm PM caliper mount = Fatbone 203 (Art.#8557) + 203mm 4-bolt Brake rotor
Due to the extended axle length on both sides of the SPEEDHUB, the chainline will be 10mm further inbound than expected. A Chaintenioner-10 (Art. #8250-10) may therefore also be required to ensure the jockey-wheels can still be positioned correctly under the SPEEDHUB sprocket.
Because the SPEEDHUB XXL unit is based upon the XL SPEEDHUB, many mounting instructions remain identical (e.g. cable routing, shifter and brake rotor mounting) and thus instructions for these processes can be easily found in the standard SPEEDHUB 500/14 owners manual.
The extension to this manual for all XXL specific issues can be downloaded from the link below:
Owners Manual extension for the XXL Version (pdf)
We regret that it is not possible to convert existing SPEEDHUB 500/14s (135mm, 142mm, 148mm, 170mm, 177mm) to the XXL (190mm) format!
Additional information on the Gates Carbon Drive belt drive system can be found here.
Parts for XXL 190mm version:
|SPEEDHUB XXL 190mm (CC DB OEM2)||8027zXXL|
|Axleplate CC OEM2 (190mm)||8561 (is mounted)|
|Fatbone 180 (190mm/197mm) 52g||8556|
|Fatbone 203 (190mm/197mm) 62g||8557|
|IS-PM Adapter Monkeybone 160-10 (27g)||8553-10|
|IS-PM Adapter Monkeybone 180-10 (32g)||8554-10|