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Co-Motion Divide with Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 & Gates Carbon Drive

This Co-Motion Divide belongs to an avid bicycle tourer from Carson City, NV, who frequently spends time traveling and riding in Asia. The bike was purchased complete from Co-Motion, and the customer later stopped into Cycle Monkey to have his wheels rebuilt with sturdier rims. This build is perfectly suited to long-range tours with its strong steel frame frame, low-maintenance drivetrain, and dynamo lighting system.

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Tech Talk: How to Shift the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14

Rohloff's SPEEDHUB 500/14 provides a multitude of advantages over traditional derailleur-based drivetrains, making it an excellent choice for riders looking to get more reliability and performance out of their bike. Here are just a few of the reasons Rohloff gets our vote as the gold standard of bicycle shifting systems:

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Soma Saga Touring Bike with Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14


This SOMA Fabrications Saga touring bike was built for a customer in Poughkeepsie, NY, completing a coast-to-coast tour following her college graduation. The Trans-America ride is something of a rite of passage for dedicated bicycle tourers, and we were eager to help this rider build up a vessel worthy of the voyage that also wouldn’t break the bank. Soma’s Saga frame was an ideal place to start as an affordable but purpose-built platform for loaded touring that could easily accommodate a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 internal gear hub.

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Danny MacAskill's Tout Terrain Singletrailer


Danny MacAskill is best known for the type of stunts that make most parents cringe with fear, and the Scottish trials rider’s latest edit, Danny’s Daycare, takes things to a whole new level. The video includes the shocking two-wheeled shenanigans Danny is famous for - including rocks, drops, wall rides, and backflips - with one crucial difference. Danny has a young passenger, Daisy, along for the ride in her Tout Terrain Singletrailer the entire time! (sort of…)

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Jones Plus LWB 29+ Trail Bike with Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14

This Jones Plus is a sure-footed, classic trail bike built for a customer in Montgomery Center, Vermont, who was looking for an ultra-reliable, low-maintenance build to explore the wide network of trails that snake through the woods surrounding this small town at the northern tip of one of America’s northernmost states.

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Benefits of Internal Shifting for Bikes


There are many factors to consider when shopping for a new bicycle. Type, frame size, wheel size, component spec, and even color are all important considerations. But many riders fail to consider which drivetrain system is best-suited to their needs before purchasing a new ride.

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Rohloff SPEEDHUB & Gates Carbon Drive

Tech Talk: Noisy Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14? Check these things first...

As the North American service center for Rohloff’s SPEEDHUB 500/14 internal gear hub, we periodically field questions from customers concerned about noises coming from their SPEEDHUB. These noises are described in a variety of forms—squeaks, creaks, clicking, ticking, popping, clunking, thunking—and customers are often convinced the hub is the source of their noise woes.

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Using the Tout Terrain Bike Configurator


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Tout Terrain offers a wide variety of touring, commuting, bike packing, and ebikes to fit just about any need.  Unlike most companies, which offer a single model with a fixed build kit or maybe 2-3 models/build kits at different price points with colors and component spec tied to the given model, Tout Terrain offers a flexible bike configuration program that falls somewhere between the standard stock models approach and full custom bike builds.

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