Friday, September 5, 2008

Sturmey Archer 3 Speed Internal Fixed Gear Hub - S3X


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S3X Fixed Gear 3 Speed

So I know there are many of you out there that are very interested in the little bit of info I recently got my paws on.

The first batch of prototype Fixed Gear 3 speeds is finished. The new hub will be called the S3X. The hub will be made using a much stronger aluminum hubshell. Overall gear range will be 160%.
  • 1st Gear -37.5%

  • 2nd Gear - -25%

  • 3rd Gear - Direct Drive

  • Gear step gear 1 to gear 2: 20%

  • Gear step gear two to gear 3: 33%

Shifters are still up in the air but we have had many requests for a bar end style shifter. Also we are still planning on the possibility of doing some anodized colors with laser etching instead of screen printed graphics. Please comment on what you would like to see in the way of shifters or color choices."

via Sturmey Archer Blog

2 comments:

Kale said...

Why would you want a 3-speed that the direct drive is like a 20 tooth? It would be nice if the final was at 13, then it would be practical.

haterNation said...

Im pretty sure that its threaded just like a normal hub, so you can put what ever cog you want onto it. Your right though a 20 tooth doesnt make too much sense.

Ive been wondering how you would calculate the number of skid patches on that thing.