Friday, December 9, 2011

Ogrohloff

Ogrohloff. Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? Kevin just picked up an Ogre frame and we moved the parts over from his Rohloff-equipped Civia. Quite a machine. The 700x35 Schwalbe studded tires seem too skinny, though I'm convinced that this is actually the optimal width for winter riding in an urban environment.
For those playing along at home, the Alfine crank on the Ogre is not what you might call a "stock" fit. Also, linguistically, Trohloff has some advantages.

6 comments:

KM said...

Genius

Anonymous said...

The narrow tires seem precarious for extreme weather conditions. Also - I have read about many failures concerning IGH hubs. Is that a good winter choice? Cheers - David

Jim Thill said...

There are some notable IGH issues, but the Rohloff seems to not suffer from most of them. The narrow tires are perfect for most urban winter scenarios. Fat tires are more appropriate for trail riding.

Orange Sean said...

Hey Jim I've just unpacked an alfine chainset to fit in the Ogre frame and...
What bottom bracket/workaround did you use because stock stuff isn't going to work?
Cheers

Unknown said...

Just ordered an ogre frameset. I have some troll forks lying around. I think troll forks will improve its city bike handling. Might go for 40c marathon supremes though.

Bruce Banner said...

Just ordered an ogre frameset. I have some troll forks lying around. I think troll forks will improve its city bike handling. Might go for 40c marathon supremes though.