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Re: derailleur v hub gears

26 July, 2011 06:55PM
To add a couple of points to what cotterpin has said.

First off, if you are looking for lightweight then you are looking for quality and you will find that if such a bike has a derailleur system then it will have an 8 or 9 speed cassette - the cassette is the cluster of gears on the rear wheel. Five and six speed cassettes do not exist. There is a tendency to fit hub gears, like the Shimano Alfine, on commuter bikes which will have rack and mudguards and be at the heavier end of the range.

Second, the derailleur system will always give you a wider range of gears and also the opportunity to change things around by using a different cassette or different chain rings.

Third, if you want a hub gear, then it seems to me that what you need is a good, sympathetic, bike shop who will work out a few options for you. Maybe you could find somebody who would take a Genesis Day 01 flat and put an alfine hub on it or maybe take the Genesis Day 01 alfine and convert it to flat bar. I don't think you will find what you are looking for in the big internet retailers.
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