After a frustratingly long wait (UK availability has been put back endlessly over the last few months) we are delighted to announce that Shimano's long awaited 11-speed Alfine hub gear system is finally in stock!
Eagerly anticipated since it was first announced last summer, Alfine 11 speed is billed as a direct competitor to Rohloff's legendary Speedhub but at 1/3 of the price. Alfine has been radically re-designed from the already successful 8-speed model. Featuring a wider gear ratio, oil bath mechanics, lighter weight and increased durability, Alfine 11 is set to become the industry standard hub gear.
On-One Pompetamine Alfine Urban 11-Speed is an extremely well equipped hybrid bike for road riding, commuting, touring, cross trails and light off road. Not only does it feature the exclusive new Alfine 11-speed transmission but also sports hand built wheels (including Shimano's excellent T665 6v 3.0w Dynamo Disc Hub). Components are excellent quality throughout- we even spec hydraulic disc brakes for the ultimate stopping power! This pre-order offer won't last for ever so stop thinking and get riding!
Note: Hubs are in stock but please allow at least a week for your wheels to be hand-built and then the standard bike build queue will apply- currently at about 10 days.
13 January 2011