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Sturmey Archer XRF8 8spd Internal Hub 36h 135 OLD, 185mm axle

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Sturmey Archer XRF8 8spd Internal Hub 36h 135 OLD, 185mm axle

Sturmey-Archer HKW8FXLSSS00BX
StarStarStarStarStar 4.3 of 5 stars average ( 3 reviews )
Sturmey-Archer S80 8-Speed hub includes twist shifter, cable, mounting hardware & 25t 1/8" cog

Item Specifications
  • Color: Silver
  • Weight: 1790g
  • Intended Use: Road
  • Hub Drilling: 36spokes
  • Rear Axle Type: 13/32"
  • Cassette Body Type: Single Cog Driver
  • Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake
  • Rear Hub Spacing: 135mm
  • Chainline: 43.1
  • Non-Drive Side Center to Flange: 23.5mm
  • Drive Side Center to Flange: 31.0mm
  • Non-Drive Side Flange Diameter: 89.0mm
  • Drive Side Flange Diameter: 89.0mm

  • Sturmey-Archer HKW8FXLSSS00BX
    StarStarStarStarStar 4.3 of 5 stars average ( 3 reviews )
    Sturmey Archer XRF8 8spd Internal Hub 36h 135 OLD, 185mm axle
    Sturmey Archer XRF8 8spd Internal Hub 36h 135 OLD, 185mm axle

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    S80 8-Speed

    Customer reviews of this product:

    StarStarStarStarStar Good price for hub kit, fast delivery

    by
    Ownership: a month
    Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

    Pros

    Hub flange same size as 3speed hub I was replacing so able to reuse my spokes.

    Cons

    Gears are a bit higher than expected

    Other Thoughts

    Better design for shift cable on the hub.

    StarStarStarStarStar Nice 8-speed hub for commuter

    by
    Ownership: a month
    Tech Knowledge: average

    Pros

    Huge range of gear options

    Looks nice aesthetically

    Seems durable and weather resistant

    Cons

    Heavy

    Overdrive gears can get very loud (all gears except for first gear direct drive)

    Shifting can be finicky if not calibrated perfectly

    Included twist shifter is absolutely terrible

    Other Thoughts

    I added this hub to a 700c single speed bike for more flexibility commuting. The installation was simple enough, I just rebuilt my current wheel with this hub.

    My first impression was that it was very loud when in 2nd gear or higher. And it is, but it doesn't bother me enough to switch hubs again.

    I recommend purchasing a thumb shifter and using that instead of the included shifter here. The shifter from this kit fell apart almost immediately and was really mushy when shifting.

    Also, I'd recommend a smaller chainring when using this hub. I have a 44t chainring, which makes the first gear near tolerable for steep climbs, but the top gear incredibly high.

    I've been using it about a month, so only time will tell how durable it is, but overall it feels like a hub that will last a long time on a commuter with proper care.

    StarStarStarStarStar Dependability for all-weather commuting

    by
    Ownership: more than a year
    Tech Knowledge: average

    Pros

    This hub has been dependable for three years of nearly year round commuting. I commute partly in urban areas and partly on open roads. The gear ratios are pretty good, so that I never feel like I could use more options.

    Cons

    The yellow indicator for adjusting the indexing went away so it takes a bit of trial and error to get it shifting smoothly.

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    Sturmey Archer XRF8 8spd Internal Hub 36h 135 OLD, 185mm axle

    your price $177.99 + ships free

    WatchWatch PART NUM 498630