Thursday, September 4, 2008

S3X Fixed Wheel 3 Speed Hub: 'The Sheldon'?

Now this is quite interesting. Sturmey-Archer is currently working on design of a 3-speed fixed wheel hub that should be out on the market soon. They're apparently even planning on doing a version in some anodized color... 

You can still contribute to the process and lot of people seemed to wish the hub would be called 'The Sheldon" as a tribute to the great man himself. 

Read more here. 

"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."

1 comment:

Ben said...

That would be awesome. Too bad I just got a new rear wheel built up...