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The internal gears of the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 are protected from dust and moisture by running in an oil bath. The maintenance and care of the Rohloff system is limited to just the few points listed here.
An oil change must be completed every 5000 km or once per Annum to ensure the 25 ml quantity of oil is retained and is free from dirt/moisture contamination. This process ensures that the SPEEDHUB 500/14 will always contain enough oil for lubrication (regardless of oil lost due to sweat oil) and also ensures that any penetrated moisture is rinsed out.
In order to clean the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 only use un-pressurized water and gentle cleaning fluids.
Do not use a high power jet wash system, brushes or abrasive materials for cleaning purposes.
The wearable parts are: The sprocket, chainring, jockey wheels on the chain tensioner, twist shifter rubber grip, shifter cables and the brake disc. How quick the parts wear is down to how the product is used and cared for (pressure, dirt, weather and care).