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Maintanance Tips

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.

Maintanance Tips


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.


Water may pass under the SPEEDHUB seals when using a high pressure wash system, steam cleaner, transporting the bicycle on a car through heavy rain or submerging the rear wheel. For this reason, these situations should be avoided.

If not avoidable, we recommend that an oil change is performed immediately after so as to ensure any potentially penetrated moisture is rinsed back out of the SPEEDHUB before it can do any damage.