If a major problem happens with the Hydraulic shifting let's say in the middle of nowhere on a tour is it relatively easy to manually shift the gear and have it stick like the Rohloff can (take off gear mech). Given you'll have to take the wheel off, etc.
Don’t you mean glass half empty?Since I have some reliability concerns about the electric Rhohloff kit I'm starting to really warm up to the Kindernay unit. With the Rhohloff, if it needed repairs, I'd have to send off the entire wheel and Rhohloff hub for repairs and that, from Canada, will REALLY expensive, but with the Kindernay, I'd only have to send off the hub.
I'm a "the glass if half full" kinda guy, meaning that if there is going to be problems it will happen to me. If Pushkar finally gives a favourable review for the Kindernay unit that's the way I'll probably go with both the bikes I ordered.
Interesting that you can add it to the Travalanche on your website and you pulled the the Rohloff option.
From their website
- The torque limit is 150Nm. Torque levels above this limit will void the warranty.
But Rohloff is recommended for 100Nm although it can handle much more.
There are multiple reasons - couple of key ones
1. Travalance is Thru axle. Rohloff Thru Axle certification process is fairly involved. Further with OEM2 axle plate, and the default rotor mounts, we cannot go over 180mm rotors for the brakes.
2. In my unscientific offroad tests, gear shifting is a problem when on an incline. You can always upshift Kindernay - even under some pressure. However for rohloff you have to ease off completely .. so there will be scenarios where you have to be at a dead stop on an incline, to shift gears!