If you live in a hilly area or like to cycle above ~30km/h, the Shimano Alfine hub makes a great upgrade. The internal cogs offer 409% more gear range, buttery smooth shifting and allows the use of the Gates belt drive, maintaining Saigon’s clean aesthetic look.
Upgrade to the electronic shifter for the fastest and most reliable gear shifting.
Weight - 1590g.
Rapidfire gear shifter included.
Needle bearings for increased durability and high efficiency.
Helical internal sprockets increase durability, perform better with high torque loading and provide a constant engagement for a smooth and quiet operation.
The advanced oil bath lubrication increases durability and reduces friction inside the hub, while Labyrinth seals improve sealing performance resulting in superior durability.
Silent clutch engagement gives a smoother and quieter gear shift.
Shimano's precise manufacturing abilities have enabled them to construct the Alfine 11-speed internal hub to be there most efficient and reliable ever.