SPEEDHUB Variations

Even though the range of bicycles available nowadays is incredibly varied, the Rohloff AG has a SPEEDHUB to fit almost every frame.

The construction of the SPEEDHUB is based around a modular system. The classic SPEEDHUB versions are constructed for a 135mm O.L.D. and available with a choice of quick-release (CC) or threaded axle (TS). In the past years, the Rohloff AG have extended the SPEEDHUB range to remain compatible with modern, alternative mounting options. As such, we are pleased to confirm that SPEEDHUBs are currently available to fit numerous frame spacings from 135mm to 197mm for fatbikes with 12mm thru axle system.

  Classic   Boost XL   XXL  
O.L.D. (mm) 135 142 148 170 177 190 197
TS (threaded axle M10x1) ✔️     ✔️      
CC (hollow axle) ✔️     ✔️   ✔️  
A-12 (for 12mm Thru-axle frames)   ✔️ ✔️   ✔️   ✔️
36 hole rim ✔️ ✔️ ✔️        
Tandem (excluding PM variants) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Available Colors

Black? Red? Silver? All SPEEDHUB versions with the exception of XL and XXL units, are available in these 3 colors (XL and XXL units only available in black).

black: anodized

red: anodized

silver: anodized


Braking system

Regardless whether you wish to decelerate with rim or disk brakes, the SPEEDHUB can be used with either system. Rim brake specific versions are supplied with a smooth, polished hub cap, whereas disc brake versions are supplied with a hub-cap incorporating a 4-hole brake rotor mount.


Rim brake specific hub-cap


Disc brake compatible hub-cap

Axle type

One of three main axle types are used on bicycles nowadays. The classic 10mm threaded axle, the 10mm quick release axle and the 12mm thru-axle. SPEEDHUBs are available with an axle system to suit each of these bicycle dropout styles.

Cross Country (CC)

Hollow axle for use with a standard Q/R skewer

Touring Spindle (TS)

Standard solid, threaded axle (M10x1).


Torque anchoring apparatus

Frame construction is an art-form. As with every art form, the artist/fabricator wishes to leave their signature and this is often achieved through the dropout design. The Rohloff AG are pleased to offer 4 different methods of anchoring SPEEDHUB output torque to the bicycle frame, so that we remain compatible with nearly all dropouts styles available to a frame fabricator.

OEM: Axleplate
OEM2: Axleplate
PM: Post Mount
(not for tandem use)

Gear Mechanism

Further options; our ultimate goal is to retrofit as many bicycles as possible with a SPEEDHUB transmission. Two different gear mechanisms are thus available to help us achieve this goal. An internal gear mech (which sits inside the dropouts, directly on the gear-unit) and an external gear mech (where a cable box is located outside of the dropout away from brake rotors). The internal gear mech not compatible with disc brake versions.

Electric Gear Mech (E-14)
External Gear Mech.
Internal Gear Mech.


Shell versions

Two different shells (Regular & XL) are available to cover the numerous O.L.D.'s in which a SPEEDHUB is available. This ensures Fatbike riders are not excluded from enjoying the advantages of SPEEDHUB use.


O.L.D.: 135/142/148 mm


O.L.D.: 170/177/190/197 mm