Tables

Amount of torque

Torque in percent of crank torque with a 42/16 sprocket ratio. The rows "forward" and "backward" explain in which direction the torque rotates.

Gear 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
% 98 82 68 55 44 34 25 18 11 5 0 5 9 12
backward        
forward                      

Inner gear ratio

Inner gear ratio IGR = hub revolutions per sprocket revolutions of the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14

Technical changes reserved!
Gear 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
IGR 0.279 0.316 0.360 0.409 0.464 0.528 0.600 0.682 0.774 0.881 1.000 1.135 1.292 1.467

Gear-meters Tables

Min. transmission factor for solo cyclists under 100kg = 1.9
Min. transmission factor for Tandem or cyclists over 100kg = 2.5

Gear-meters Table 20'' Wheels

Distance traveled per crank revolution with 20'' wheels (circumference 1.51 m). In the top row are the sprockets, in the left column the corresponding chainring. Details from-to in meters.

  13 teeth 14 teeth 15 teeth 16 teeth 17 teeth 18 teeth 19 teeth 21 teeth
26 teeth 0.84 - 4.43 0.78 - 4.11            
28 teeth 0.91 - 4.77 0.84 - 4.43 0.79 - 4.13          
30 teeth 0.97 - 5.11 0.90 - 4.75 0.84 - 4.43 0.79 - 4.15        
32 teeth 1.04 - 5.45 0.96 - 5.06 0.90 - 4.73 0.84 - 4.43 0.79 - 4.17      
34 teeth 1.10 - 5.79 1.02 - 5.38 0.95 - 5.02 0.90 - 4.71 0.84 - 4.43 0.80 - 4.18    
36 teeth 1.17 - 6.13 1.08 - 5.70 1.01 - 5.32 0.95 - 4.98 0.89 - 4.69 0.84 - 4.43 0.80 - 4.20  
38 teeth 1.23 - 6.48 1.14 - 6.01 1.07 - 5.61 1.00 - 5.26 0.94 - 4.95 0.89 - 4.68 0.84 - 4.43  
40 teeth 1.30 - 6.82 1.20 - 6.33 1.12 - 5.91 1.05 - 5.54 0.99 - 5.21 0.94 - 4.92 0.89 - 4.66 0.80 - 4.22
42 teeth 1.36 - 7.16 1.26 - 6.65 1.18 - 6.20 1.11 - 5.81 1.04 - 5.47 0.98 - 5.17 0.93 - 4.90 0.84 - 4.43
44 teeth 1.43 - 7.50 1.32 - 6.96 1.24 - 6.50 1.16 - 6.09 1.09 - 5.73 1.03 - 5.41 0.98 - 5.13 0.88 - 4.64
46 teeth 1.49 - 7.84 1.38 - 7.28 1.29 - 6.79 1.21 - 6.37 1.14 - 5.99 1.08 - 5.66 1.02 - 5.36 0.92 - 4.85
48 teeth 1.56 - 8.18 1.44 - 7.59 1.35 - 7.09 1.26 - 6.65 1.19 - 6.25 1.12 - 5.91 1.06 - 5.60 0.96 - 5.06
50 teeth 1.62 - 8.52 1.50 - 7.91 1.40 - 7.38 1.32 - 6.92 1.24 - 6.52 1.17 - 6.15 1.11 - 5.83 1.00 - 5.27
52 teeth 1.69 - 8.86 1.56 - 8.23 1.46 - 7.68 1.37 - 7.20 1.29 - 6.78 1.22 - 6.40 1.15 - 6.06 1.04 - 5.49
54 teeth 1.75 - 9.20 1.62 - 8.54 1.52 - 7.97 1.42 - 7.48 1.34 - 7.04 1.26 - 6.65 1.20 - 6.30 1.08 - 5.70
56 teeth 1.81 - 9.54 1.69 - 8.86 1.57 - 8.27 1.47 - 7.75 1.39 - 7.30 1.31 - 6.89 1.24 - 6.53 1.12 - 5.91

Gear-meters Table 26'' Wheels

Distance traveled per crank revolution with 26'' wheels (circumference 1.51 m). In the top row are the sprockets, in the left column the corresponding chainring. Details from-to in meters.

  13 teeth 14 teeth 15 teeth 16 teeth 17 teeth 18 teeth 19 teeth 21 teeth
26 teeth 1.15 - 6.04 1.07 - 5.61            
28 teeth 1.24 - 6.51 1.15 - 6.04 1.07 - 5.64          
30 teeth 1.33 - 6.97 1.23 - 6.48 1.15 - 6.04 1.08 - 5.67        
32 teeth 1.41 - 7.44 1.31 - 6.91 1.23 - 6.45 1.15 - 6.04 1.08 - 5.69      
26 teeth 1.50 - 7.90 1.40 - 7.34 1.30 - 6.85 1.22 - 6.42 1.15 - 6.04 1.09 - 5.71    
36 teeth 1.59 - 8.37 1.48 - 7.77 1.38 - 7.25 1.29 - 6.80 1.22 - 6.40 1.15 - 6.04 1.09 - 5.73  
38 teeth 1.68 - 8.83 1.56 - 8.20 1.46 - 7.66 1.37 - 7.18 1.28 - 6.76 1.21 - 6.38 1.15 - 6.04  
40 teeth 1.77 - 9.30 1.64 - 8.63 1.53 - 8.06 1.44 - 7.56 1.35 - 7.11 1.28 - 6.72 1.21 - 6.36 1.09 - 5.76
42 teeth 1.86 - 9.76 1.72 - 9.07 1.61 - 8.46 1.51 - 7.93 1.42 - 7.47 1.34 - 7.05 1.27 - 6.68 1.15 - 6.04
44 teeth 1.95 - 10.23 1.81 - 9.50 1.69 - 8.86 1.58 - 8.31 1.49 - 7.82 1.40 - 7.39 1.33 - 7.00 1.20 - 6.33
46 teeth 2.03 - 10.69 1.89 - 9.93 1.76 - 9.27 1.65 - 8.69 1.56 - 8.18 1.47 - 7.72 1.39 - 7.32 1.26 - 6.62
48 teeth 2.12 - 11.16 1.97 - 10.36 1.84 - 9.67 1.72 - 9.07 1.62 - 8.53 1.53 - 8.06 1.45 - 7.63 1.31 - 6.91

Gear-meters Table 650B Wheels

Distance traveled per crank revolution with 650B wheels (circumference 2.15 m). In the top row are the sprockets, in the left column the corresponding chainring. Details from-to in meters.

  13 teeth 14 teeth 15 teeth 16 teeth 17 teeth 18 teeth 19 teeth 21 teeth
26 teeth 1.20 - 6.31 1.11 - 5.86            
28 teeth 1.29 - 6.79 1.20 - 6.31 1.12 - 5.89          
30 teeth 1.38 - 7.28 1.29 - 6.76 1.20 - 6.31 1.12 - 5.91        
32 teeth 1.48 - 7.76 1.37 - 7.21 1.28 - 6.73 1.20 - 6.31 1.13 - 5.94      
34 teeth 1.57 - 8.25 1.46 - 7.66 1.36 - 7.15 1.27 - 6.70 1.20 - 6.31 1.13 - 5.96    
36 teeth 1.66 - 8.73 1.54 - 8.11 1.44 - 7.57 1.35 - 7.10 1.27 - 6.68 1.20 - 6.31 1.14 - 5.98  
38 teeth 1.75 - 9.22 1.63 - 8.56 1.52 - 7.99 1.42 - 7.49 1.34 - 7.05 1.27 - 6.66 1.20 - 6.31  
40 teeth 1.85 - 9.70 1.71 - 9.01 1.60 - 8.41 1.50 - 7.89 1.41 - 7.42 1.33 - 7.01 1.26 - 6.64 1.14 - 6.01
42 teeth 1.94 -10.19 1.80 - 9.46 1.68 - 8.83 1.57 - 8.28 1.48 - 7.79 1.40 - 7.36 1.33 - 6.97 1.20 - 6.31
44 teeth 2.03 -10.68 1.89 - 9.91 1.76 - 9.25 1.65 - 8.67 1.55 - 8.16 1.47 - 7.71 1.39 - 7.30 1.26 - 6.61
46 teeth 2.12 -11.16 1.97 -10.36 1.84 - 9.67 1.72 - 9.07 1.62 - 8.53 1.53 - 8.06 1.45 - 7.64 1.31 - 6.91
48 teeth 2.21 -11.65 2.06 -10.81 1.92 -10.09 1.80 - 9.46 1.69 - 8.91 1.60 - 8.41 1.52 - 7.97 1.37 - 7.21

Gear-meters Table 28'' Wheels

Distance traveled per crank revolution with 28'' wheels (circumference 2.18 m). In the top row are the sprockets, in the left column the corresponding chainring. Details from-to in meters.

  13 teeth 14 teeth 15 teeth 16 teeth 17 teeth 18 teeth 19 teeth 21 teeth
26 teeth 1.22 - 6.40 1.13 - 5.94            
28 teeth 1.31 - 6.89 1.22 - 6.40 1.14 - 5.97          
30 teeth 1.40 - 7.38 1.30 - 6.85 1.22 - 6.40 1.22 - 6.40        
32 teeth 1.50 - 7.87 1.39 - 7.31 1.30 - 6.82 1.22 - 6.40 1.14 - 6.02      
34 teeth 1.59 - 8.36 1.48 - 7.77 1.38 - 7.25 1.29 - 6.80 1.22 - 6.40 1.15 - 6.04    
36 teeth 1.68 - 8.86 1.56 - 8.22 1.46 - 7.68 1.37 - 7.20 1.29 - 6.77 1.22 - 6.40 1.15 - 6.06  
38 teeth 1.78 - 9.35 1.65 - 8.68 1.54 - 8.10 1.44 - 7.60 1.36 - 7.15 1.28 - 6.75 1.22 - 6.40  
40 teeth 1.87 - 9.84 1.74 - 9.14 1.62 - 8.53 1.52 - 8.00 1.43 - 7.52 1.35 - 7.11 1.28 - 6.73 1.16 - 6.09
42 teeth 1.97 - 10.33 1.82 - 9.59 1.70 - 8.95 1.60 - 8.39 1.50 - 7.90 1.42 - 7.46 1.34 - 7.07 1.22 - 6.40
44 teeth 2.06 - 10.82 1.91 - 10.05 1.78 - 9.38 1.67 - 8.79 1.57 - 8.28 1.49 - 7.82 1.41 - 7.41 1.27 - 6.70
46 teeth 2.15 - 11.32 2.00 - 10.51 1.87 - 9.81 1.75 - 9.19 1.65 - 8.65 1.55- 8.17 1.47 - 7.74 1.33 - 7.01
48 teeth 2.25 - 11.81 2.09 - 10.96 1.95 - 10.23 1.82 - 9.59 1.72 - 9.03 1.62 - 8.53 1.54 - 8.08 1.39 - 7.31
50 teeth 2.34 - 12.30 2.17 - 11.42 2.03 - 10.66 1.90 - 9.99 1.79 - 9.41 1.69 - 8.88 1.60 - 8.42 1.45 - 7.61

Gear-meters Table 29'' Wheels

Distance traveled per crank revolution with 29'' wheels (circumference 2.30 m). In the top row are the sprockets, in the left column the corresponding chainring. Details from-to in meters.

  13 teeth 14 teeth 15 teeth 16 teeth 17 teeth 18 teeth 19 teeth 21 teeth
26 teeth 1.28 - 6.75 1.19 - 6.27            
28 teeth 1.38 - 7.27 1.28 - 6.75 1.20 - 6.30          
30 teeth 1.48 - 7.79 1.38 - 7.23 1.28 - 6.75 1.20 - 6.33        
32 teeth 1.58 - 8.31 1.47 - 7.71 1.37 - 7.20 1.28 - 6.75 1.21 - 6.35      
34 teeth 1.68 - 8.82 1.56 - 8.19 1.45 - 7.65 1.36 - 7.17 1.28 - 6.75 1.21 - 6.37    
36 teeth 1.78 - 9.34 1.65 - 8.68 1.54 - 8.10 1.44 - 7.59 1.36 - 7.15 1.28 - 6.75 1.22 - 6.39  
38 teeth 1.88 - 9.86 1.74 - 9.16 1.63 - 8.55 1.52 - 8.01 1.43 - 7.54 1.35 - 7.12 1.28 - 6.75  
40 teeth 1.97 - 10.38 1.83 - 9.64 1.71 - 9.00 1.60 - 8.44 1.51 - 7.94 1.43 - 7.50 1.35 - 7.10 1.22 - 6.43
42 teeth 2.07 - 10.90 1.93 - 10.12 1.80 - 9.45 1.68 - 8.86 1.59 - 8.34 1.50 - 7.87 1.42 - 7.46 1.28 - 6.75
44 teeth 2.17 - 11.42 2.02 - 10.60 1.88 - 9.90 1.76 - 9.28 1.66 - 8.73 1.57 - 8.25 1.49 - 7.81 1.34 - 7.07

Gear-meters Table 26'' Fatbikes

Distance traveled per crank revolution with 26'' Fatbikes (circumference 2.32 m). In the top row are the sprockets, in the left column the corresponding chainring. Details from-to in meters.

  13 teeth 14 teeth 15 teeth 16 teeth 17 teeth 18 teeth 19 teeth 21 teeth
26 teeth 1.29 - 6.81 1.20 - 6.32            
28 teeth 1.39 - 7.33 1.29 - 6.81 1.21 - 6.35          
30 teeth 1.49 - 7.85 1.39 - 7.29 1.29 - 6.81 1.21 - 6.38        
32 teeth 1.59 - 8.38 1.48 - 7.78 1.38 - 7.26 1.29 - 6.81 1.22 - 6.41      
34 teeth 1.69 - 8.90 1.57 - 8.27 1.47 - 7.71 1.38 - 7.23 1.29 - 6.81 1.22 - 6.43    
36 teeth 1.79 - 9.42 1.66 - 8.75 1.55 - 8.17 1.46 - 7.66 1.37 - 7.21 1.29 - 6.81 1.23 - 6.45  
38 teeth 1.89 - 9.95 1.76 - 9.24 1.64 - 8.62 1.54 - 8.08 1.45 - 7.61 1.37 - 7.19 1.29 - 6.81  
40 teeth 1.99 - 10.47 1.85 - 9.72 1.73 - 9.08 1.62 - 8.51 1.52 - 8.01 1.44 - 7.56 1.36 - 7.17 1.23 - 6.48
42 teeth 2.09 - 11.00 1.94 - 10.21 1.81 - 9.53 1.70 - 8.93 1.60 - 8.41 1.51 - 7.94 1.43 - 7.52 1.29 - 6.81
44 teeth 2.19 - 11.52 2.03 - 10.70 1.90 - 9.98 1.78 - 9.36 1.68 - 8.81 1.58 - 8.32 1.50 - 7.88 1.36 - 7.13
46 teeth 2.29 - 12.04 2.13 - 11.18 1.98 - 10.44 1.86 - 9.78 1.75 - 9.21 1.65 - 8.70 1.57 - 8.24 1.42 - 7.46
48 teeth 2.39 - 12.57 2.22 - 11.67 2.07 - 10.89 1.94 - 10.21 1.83 - 9.61 1.73 - 9.08 1.64 - 8.60 1.48 - 7.78

Derailleur gears in comparison to Rohloff SPEEDHUB

Smallest sprocket ratio of derailleur gears

The table shows which sprocket ratio on the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 must be used to resemble the smallest transmission of a derailleur gear system.

Smallest sprocket ratio of derailleur gears Gear #1 Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 sprocket ratio
22/40 26/13 28/15 32/16 34/17
24/40 28/13 32/15 34/16 36/17
26/42 28/13 34/15 36/16 38/17
20/34 28/13 32/15 34/16 36/17
22/34 30/13 34/15 38/16 40/17
24/34 32/13 38/15 40/16 44/17
26/34 36/13 42/15 44/16 46/17
20/32 30/13 34/15 36/16 38/17
22/32 32/13 36/15 40/16 42/17
24/32 34/13 40/15 44/16 46/17
26/32 38/13 44/15 46/16 50/17
20/30 32/13 36/15 38/16 40/17
22/30 34/13 40/15 42/16 44/17
24/30 38/13 44/15 46/16 48/17
26/30 40/13 46/15 50/16 52/17

Largest sprocket ratio of derailleur gears

The table shows which sprocket ratio on the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 must be used to resemble the largest transmission of a derailleur gear system.

Largest sprocket ratio of derailleur gears Gear #14 Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 sprocket ratio
26/10 --- 26/15 28/16 30/17
28/10 24/13 28/15 30/16 32/17
30/10 26/13 30/15 32/16 34/17
32/10 28/13 32/15 34/16 38/17
34/10 30/13 34/15 38/16 40/17
36/10 32/13 36/15 40/16 42/17
38/10 34/13 38/15 42/16 44/17
40/10 36/13 40/15 44/16 46/17
42/10 38/13 44/15 46/16 48/17
32/11 26/13 30/15 32/16 34/17
34/11 28/13 32/15 34/16 36/17
36/11 30/13 34/15 36/16 38/17
38/11 30/13 36/15 38/16 40/17
40/11 32/13 38/15 40/16 42/17
42/11 34/13 40/15 42/16 44/17
44/11 36/13 40/15 44/16 46/17
46/11 38/13 42/15 46/16 48/17
48/11 38/13 44/15 48/16 50/17
50/11 40/13 46/15 50/16 52/17
52/11 42/13 48/15 52/16 54/17
54/11 44/13 50/15 54/16 56/17
38/12 28/13 32/15 34/16 36/17
40/12 30/13 34/15 36/16 38/17
42/12 32/13 36/15 38/16 40/17
44/12 32/13 38/15 40/16 42/17
46/12 34/13 40/15 42/16 44/17
48/12 36/13 40/15 44/16 46/17
50/12 36/13 42/15 46/16 48/17
52/12 38/13 44/15 48/16 50/17
54/12 40/13 46/15 50/16 52/17

Chainring/sprocket Rohloff SPEEDHUB

The table shows which smallest and largest sprocket ratio of derailleur gears resembles the existing transmission of the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14.

Sprocket ratio (chainring/sprocket) Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 Gear #1 resembles a derailleur gear sprocket ratio of Gear #14 resembles a derailleur gear sprocket ratio of
38/13 22/26 24/30 48/11 52/12
40/13 22/25 24/27 50/11 54/12
42/13 22/24 24/26 52/11 56/12
44/13 22/23 24/25 54/11 60/12
46/13 22/22 24/24 58/11 62/12
48/13 22/21 24/23 60/11 64/12
50/13 22/20 24/22 62/11 68/12
52/13 22/19 24/21 64/11 70/12
54/13 22/18 24/20 68/11 74/12
38/15 22/32 24/34 42/11 44/12
40/15 22/30 24/32 44/11 46/12
42/15 22/28 24/30 46/11 50/12
44/15 22/26 24/29 48/11 52/12
46/15 22/25 24/28 50/11 54/12
48/15 22/24 24/26 52/11 56/12
50/15 22/23 24/25 54/11 58/12
52/15 22/22 24/24 56/11 62/12
54/15 22/21 24/23 60/11 64/12
38/16 22/34 24/36 38/11 42/12
40/16 22/30 24/34 40/11 44/12
42/16 22/32 24/32 42/11 46/12
44/16 22/28 24/32 44/11 48/12
46/16 22/27 24/30 46/1150/12
48/16 22/26 24/28 48/11 52/12
50/16 22/25 24/27 50/11 56/12
52/16 22/24 24/26 52/11 58/12
54/16 22/23 24/25 54/11 60/12
40/17 22/34 24/36 38/11 42/12
42/17 22/32 24/34 40/11 44/12
44/17 22/30 24/34 42/11 46/12
46/17 22/29 24/32 44/11 48/12
48/17 22/27 24/30 46/11 50/12
50/17 22/26 24/29 48/11 52/12
52/17 22/25 24/28 50/11 54/12
54/17 22/24 24/27 52/11 56/12

Spoke lengths

Frame Spacing 135mm, 142mm, 148mm

32-hole Hub-shell Spoke lengths

*ERD: Effective Rim Diameter
Wheel Size Number of
Spoke Crosses
ERD* 32-hole
Spoke lengths
18" 1 341-343 128
    344 130
20" 1 372-373 142
    374-377 144
    378-381 146
    382-385 148
    386-389 150
    390-394 152
24" 1 472-476 192
    477-480 194
    481-484 196
    485-489 198
    490-493 200
    494-497 202
    498-501 204
    502-503 206
26" 2 516-519 226
    520-523 228
    524-527 230
    528-531 232
    532-535 234
    532-535 236
    540-543 238
    540-543 240
    548-551 242
    552-555 244
650B 2X 556-559 246
    560-563 248
    564-567 250
    568-571 252
    572-575 254
    576-579 256
    580-583 258
28" 2 584-587 260
    588-592 262
    593-596 264
    597-600 266
    601-604 268
    605-608 270
29" 2 609-612 272
    613-616 274
    617-620 276
    621-624 278
    625-628 280
    629-632 282

36-hole Hub-shell Spoke lengths

*ERD: Effective Rim Diameter
Wheel Size Number of
Spoke Crosses
ERD* 36-hole
Spoke lengths
18" 1 341-342 126
    343-344 128
20" 1 372-375 142
    376-379 144
    380-383 146
    384-387 148
    388-392 150
    393-396 152
24" 1 472-474 190
    475-478 192
    479-482 194
    483-486 196
    487-490 198
    491-494 200
    495-498 202
    499-502 204
    503 206
26" 2 516-517 222
    518-522 224
    523-526 226
    527-530 228
    531-534 230
    535-538 232
    539-542 234
    543-546 236
    547-550 238
    551-554 240
    555-558 242
    559-562 244
650B 2 563-566 246
    567-570 248
    571-574 250
    575-578 252
    579-582 254
28" 2 583-586 256
    587-590 258
    591-594 260
    595-598 262
    599-602 264
    603-607 266
29" 2 608-611 268
    612-615 270
    616-619 272
    620-623 274
    624-627 276
    628-631 278

Frame Spacing 170mm, 177mm, 190mm, 197mm

Spoke lengths for 32-hole XL/XXL (Fatbike) Hub-shells (min. 12.5mm nipple offset requried)

*ERD: Effective Rim Diameter
Wheel Size Number of
Spoke Chrosses
ERD* 32-hole Spoke lengths
12,5 mm Offset
32-hole Spoke lengths
20mm Offset
26" 2 516-519 228 226
    520-523 230 228
    524-527 232 230
    528-531 234 232
    532-535 236 234
    536-539 238 236
    540-544 240 238
    545-548 242 240
    549-552 244 242
    553-556 246 244
650B 2 557-560 248 246
    561-564 248-250 248
    565-568 250-252 250
    569-572 252-254 252
    573-576 254-256 254
    577-580 256-258 256
    581-584 258-260 258
    585-588
29" 2 589-592
    593-596
    597-600
    601-604
    605-608