We built this bike for a local customer in El Cerrito, CA as an insurance replacement for a bike that was stolen. While he was sad to loose his old bike, he got some nice upgrades with the replacement: disc brakes, 29" wheels, custom frame. He had purchased a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 several years earlier for a different bike, but that hub had subsequently gone unused following a bike swap.
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We were fortunate enough to get our hands on this Surly Krampus frameset, a pair of Rabbit Hole rims, and a pair of Knard tires from the first production batch of these parts. The bike was built for a customer in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for bike-packing, including plans to ride the Tour Divide event aboard it. The 2745 mile Tour Divide is a self-supported, mostly off-road race that follows the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route along the spine of the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico.
This fat bike was built by Carver Bikes for one of our customers in Marin, CA. He was looking for a new bike that offered the ultimate in plushness and traction. Having ridden Rohloff-equipped full suspension 26" and 29" wheeled bikes for many years, he figured a full-suspension fat bike would be even better, but finding a bike that met this description proved to be challenging.
These photos were submitted by one of our customers in British Columbia, Canada. His Cannondale Flash carbon fiber mountain bike weighs in at just shy of 20 pounds without pedals, making this the lightest Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14-equipped bike that we have worked with. The carbon frame is as light as many high-end road frames and the parts spec includes plenty of lightweight carbon bits.
This Soma Juice 29'er was built for a customer in San Jose, CA as a multi-purpose bike. The goal was to build a moderately priced bike around the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 that was capable of off road use, running errands, and light touring. This type of bike represents a growing category often described as an adventure bike.
This titanium 29'er was built for a customer in Westport, CT. Lynskey recently ran a promotion on their top-shelf 29" hardtail, the Pro29 SL, so this customer decided it was time to get a new mountain bike. A Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 was chosen for the drivetrain based on its reputation for simplicity, high durability, and low maintenance.
This Ellsworth Moment was built for a customer in Walnut Creek, CA. He had been a long-time Ellsworth rider and was looking to replace his old bike with one that had more travel. The 160mm travel Moment offered this extra travel along with geometry suited for more aggressive riding. One of his riding buddies had been riding a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 for many years and this customer had seen both how reliable the hub had been and the advantages it offered for technical riding.
This Surly Ogre is a great example of an economical Rohloff build done for a customer in Ohio. He was looking for a no-fuss bike that he could ride off-road on his local trails and also take on long-distance tours. The Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 was a natural choice for the drive train. Having ridden a Big Dummy for several years, he was familiar with the quality and value of the Surly brand and looked to their new Ogre frame for his new bike.
Finding a shop that has a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 to test ride can be difficult. Fortunately, for riders in the Rome, GA area, Cycle Therapy has this Giant Trance X setup for demo.The bike highlights some of their favorite parts. With 125mm of rear wheel travel and 160mm up front, this bike can handle handle a wide variety of terrain.If your shop currently has a Rohloff demo bike or is interested in setting up a couple demo bikes, let us know.Build details